SEXUAL ASSAULT, What is Consent?

Globally, the term "sexual assault" covers behavior from unwanted touching to rape. Each state has its own legal definition and criminal code, and thus definitions of acts that constitute sexual assault vary. These definitions are gender neutral because sexual assault happens to both females and males, although the vast majority of sexual assault victims are females. The Canadian Women's Foundation reports that 96% of Canadians agree sexual activities between partners should be consensual, … [Read more...]

Margot Franssen – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this Canadian woman leader that is devoting her life to the betterment of our youth, with a focus on the issue of the Human Trafficking of girls in Canada. “It doesn’t matter how you fight the good fight – just fight with passion. It doesn’t matter how much you share your personal affluence to influence social change – just give a bit more than you thought you could.”     WOMAN of ACTION™     Margot … [Read more...]

Canada Mental Health ‘stuck’ in Groundhog Day

The Mental Health Commission of Canada Is Stuck in Groundhog Day What am I missing here? The Mental Health Commission of Canada has just released the first of two reports on indicators showing how poorly we treat those with mental illness in Canada. I really have to ask why, as this is something we already know. In May, 2006, the Canadian Senate released its study of mental health in Canada called Out of the Shadows At Last. What went into that report was based on more than 2,000 … [Read more...]

UN Social Media Day, JAN 30 – #SocialUN

Interested in digital diplomacy? The first-ever UN Social Media Day is happening this Friday at UN Headquarters in NYC! Social media professionals, digital diplomacy practitioners, academics and experts will share their experiences, discuss trends, showcase best-practices, and provide insights into their work. The first “UN Social Media Day” will take place at UN Headquarters in Conference Room 3 on Friday 30 January 2015. All are invited to join the conversation online by using the … [Read more...]

The Council of Canadians 2015, Maude Barlow

The Council of Canadians is about to kick our 2015 election campaign into high gear with a real game-changer. As a valued supporter of this organization, I want you to be the first to know. In our election survey I asked you and 125,000 fellow supporters how you want the Council of Canadians to direct our focus, energy and resources. You told us a top priority must be to boost voter turnout from the community level up – especially amongst young voters. I couldn't agree more. So today … [Read more...]

Canadian Women, Celebrated on 150th Commemorative Bank Notes

Dec 7, 2014 — This week the Bank of Canada announced that a special commemorative bank note will be issued in 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Bank indicated it would like public input in keeping with its new Design Principles (those principles that failed to include a commitment to include Canadian Women). Nevertheless, this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the contributions of both women and men to our country on a bank note by 2017. Please submit your … [Read more...]

Mary Deacon – WOMAN of ACTION™

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4-session “Get-Your-Party-On” Coaching Special, Lauren Millman

HOLIDAY COACHING PACKAGE....designed just for you. You just got the call, or opened up the invite, and only too soon find yourself saying... " Oh Crap....HE'S going to be there? And HER too?" The holidays are now fast approaching, and the invites for the parties and family get-togethers are being sent out. You're going to get the call too. Ooooh...you know it. You're on the list. And so are they. Fun times, right? NOT. You may have to see the Ex, your annoying boss or chatty … [Read more...]

REGINA EDUCATION AWARD, Bursary Application by Nov 30

Business and Professional Women Regina give out a bursary for $750 for a woman returning to post secondary school (she must be at least in her second year of a multi-year program). The deadline for application is Nov 30 and the bursary is awarded half in Dec and half after she shows paperwork that she is registered for school in the term beginning after the new year. This bursary is based on need not marks. Details below. Educational Bursaries reginabpw.org Each year BPW Regina sponsors an … [Read more...]

Revolution, Terrorism or Civil Disobedience gone Global?

In these modern times, our world seems to be walking backwards, repeating history over and over again, now including peaceful Canada. Not only has it been tested, but it has forever altered how we see ourselves as "peacekeeping" Canadians. No longer can we say that terrorism is something that happens "over‎ there": in Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, the United Kingdom, the United States. We are now a part of that unfortunate list. Is this a statement of truth or a reactionary opinion … [Read more...]

Mental Health Crisis is REAL, Take Action!

This year, up to 8% of young Canadians will try to take their own lives. We can be doing so much more to provide for youth mental health needs and prevent tragedies such as suicide. Teenagers are hit particularly hard by suicide, with 500 Canadian teens taking their own lives each year – second only to car crashes among the most common causes of death for that age group. Tell Parliament: Save The Lives Of Young Canadians What is the biggest risk for youth today? Your first thought might … [Read more...]

UN Women National Committee Canada celebrates HeForShe

Dear supporters of UN Women and UN Women National Committee Canada I am pleased to announce the launch of the global HeForShe campaign, a movement that transcends class, race or gender. The HeForShe Campaign is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women's rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. … [Read more...]

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada!

  Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. What do people do? Many people have a day off work on the second Monday of October. They often use the three-day Thanksgiving weekend to visit family or friends who live far away, or to receive them in their own homes. Many people also prepare a special meal to eat at some point during the long … [Read more...]

PETITION, Canadian Women on Bank of Canada Notes

Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes When Mark Carney was governor of the Bank of Canada, the Bank decided to remove the images of the first notable Canadian women who finally made it onto our bank notes. While Queen Elizabeth II appears on $20 notes, the result is that there are again no women from Canadian history on our bills. It is unacceptable that female historical figures are not featured on the Polymer Series or another series - just male prime … [Read more...]

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