The Facts About Violence Against Women

Is poverty a problem in a well-off country like Canada? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Especially for Women. Although Canada is a relatively wealthy country, about 1 in 10 Canadians are living on a low income, and 1.5 million of those living on a low income are women. As the infographic below shows, the incidence of poverty is even higher for particular groups of women. There are two main reasons women tend to be poorer than men: 1. They spend more time doing unpaid work … [Read more...]

Global Compact of 50, focusing on Post 2015

UN Post-2015 Development Agenda With the business contribution to UN goals and objectives at an all-time high, and the UN in a process of determining its development framework as targets of the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015; this is an opportune moment for business and the Global Compact to help shape the future priorities of the UN. The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 - HERE Delivering a better future for all requires action by all – Governments, … [Read more...]

National Day of Remembrance/Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known informally as White Ribbon Day, is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which fourteen women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women. The women murdered were Anne St-Arneault, 23; Geneviève Bergeron, 21; Hélène Colgan, 23; Nathalie Croteau, … [Read more...]

CWF: Beverley Wybrow retiring after 22 years!

Beverley Wybrow is retiring after 22 years as President and CEO of the Canadian Women's Foundation. Thanks to Bev's extraordinary leadership, the Foundation has gone from granting $40,000 in 1991 to investing more than $7.5 million last year to help move women and girls out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence. As CEO, Bev has grown the Foundation from a handful of bold donors to over 9,000 individual and corporate supporters. She has pioneered initiatives that have built the … [Read more...]

Smooth and Soft Heels for Summer Sandals, a Miracle! {15 blogs to help}

Summertime means that bare feet and sandals are an absolute must, however, that also means that your feet need to be sandal ready. Unfortunately, our feet take quite a beating transporting us to and from places every day, and to get them prepped and primed for summer you’ll need to give them a little extra TLC. These 15 blog posts are filled with information for getting your feet ready for summer so you can rock those strappy sandals all summer long. Soaks The most basic way to soak your … [Read more...]

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