Leaning In and Reaching Out: Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Women Leaders

2017-12-19T17:19:57+00:00February 16, 2016|Empowering girls, Guest bloggers, Women in media, Women’s poverty|

Young woman in officeSymbols count. They are a powerful force in the slow contest to change attitudes and expectations. When the newly elected liberal government announced they would have equal numbers of women and men in Cabinet, it reset the world of the possible for women in politics in Canada.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tells a story that illustrates this point. When her daughter remarked on the historic nature of Albright’s appointment, Albright’s granddaughter responded, “So what's the big deal about Grandma Maddy having been Secretary of State? Only girls are Secretaries of State.” Which had been true in the course of her young life. Those appointments shaped her view (and that of her peers) of the world of the possible.

Healthy Relationships Start Young: How SERC Helps Newcomer Youth Develop Lifelong Healthy Relationships

2017-12-19T17:20:37+00:00February 12, 2016|Empowering girls, Gender-based violence, Guest bloggers, Impact stories|

Group photo of teensThis post was originally published on Klinic's blog.

It is 3:45pm and Bre (SERC Sexuality & Reproductive Health Facilitator) and I are sitting outside a core area school waiting for the acceptable time to go in and take over the classroom. Bre tells me a familiar message I have heard when out with Klinic Teen Talk staff - we don’t want to get in the way of teachers and students as their day is winding down, so we are never early, and never late. It seems to me that this fits with some of the core things we are going to talk about with these students today: how we communicate our needs and respect those of others.

Empowering Teens to Date Safely Online

2016-02-10T13:50:59+00:00February 10, 2016|Empowering girls, Gender-based violence, Guest bloggers, How to|

Teens taking selfieAs we raise our children, we strive to teach them healthy ways to handle peer pressure, to be thoughtful and respectful of others, and to navigate the world of relationships. However, our children are not growing up in the same world we did. Raising sons and daughters in the digital age can be very rewarding, but as our children take their friendships and dating online, parents need to address a host of new issues with their kids to help them have safe and healthy relationships in the virtual world.

Teens and Online Dating

During adolescence, the desire to form independent relationships outside of family is strong and an important part of maturing into adulthood. It’s only natural that our children, who expertly use the Internet and social media to connect daily, turn to the digital world to find or enhance these relationships too.

Making a Commitment to #HealthyLove

2016-02-08T13:30:10+00:00February 8, 2016|Gender-based violence|

Margaret NewallThis Valentine's Day, make a commitment to healthy love!  

For every commitment you share on Facebook and Twitter from February 8-14 using the hashtag #HealthyLove, Margaret Newall will generously donate $2 (up to $2,000) to our Teen Healthy Relationship Programs!

Want to know why Margaret is supporting teen healthy relationships? Find out why she's made a commitment to healthy love.