NEW SURVEY: FEW ARE WELL-PREPARED TO SUPPORT SOMEONE FACING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE: Canadian Women’s Foundation flags low public confidence in knowing what to say and do, but texting SIGNAL to 540-540 will help people feel more prepared.
TWO THIRDS OF PARENTS ARE CONCERNED THEIR CHILDREN HAVE MISSED OPPORTUNITIES TO BUILD VITAL HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SKILLS: Canadian Women’s Foundation flags skills gaps during the pandemic and responds by supporting critical community programming as students head back to school.
ALMOST HALF OF MOTHERS IN CANADA ARE “REACHING THEIR BREAKING POINT”: New data reveals that mothers in Canada are struggling under the brunt of the day-to-day decision-making and care for their children and families, including shouldering worry for their family’s mental and physical health. This has led to mothers carrying greater feelings of anxiety, isolation, anger, and sadness than fathers, with nearly half (46 per cent) saying they are reaching their breaking point.
ADVOCATES PROVIDE CRUCIAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AN INCLUSIVE ACTION PLAN FOR WOMEN IN THE ECONOMY Prominent gender justice advocates from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Ontario Nonprofit Network, have joined together to offer essential recommendations on an inclusive Action Plan for Women in the Economy.
TWELVE WOMEN-SERVING SOCIAL PURPOSE ORGANIZATIONS TO GROW THEIR IMPACT THROUGH UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP The Canadian Women’s Foundation and LIFT Philanthropy Partners are joining forces with support from the Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program.
#ACTTOGETHER CAMPAIGN ADDRESSES GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN THE SECOND WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC: The Body Shop partners with the Canadian Women’s Foundation to inspire digital activism at a time of heightened risk for women, girls, and Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people.
NEW POLL INDICATES HIGH PUBLIC CONCERN ABOUT COVID-19’s IMPACT ON WOMEN: The Canadian Women’s Foundation has released the results of a national opinion poll highlighting public concern over the social and economic fallout of COVID-19 on women.
NEW RAPID RESPONSE EMERGENCY GRANTS SUPPORTING SERVICES FOR DIVERSE WOMEN AND GIRLS: Service demands on all gender-based programs throughout the country continue to grow. In response, the Canadian Women’s Foundation launched the nationwide “Tireless Together Fund” to mobilize community generosity toward diverse women and girls. So far, over $350,000 has been raised.
NEW FUNDING FOR WOMENS’ AND GIRLS’ INITIATIVES IN THE NORTH: MakeWay (formerly Tides Canada) and the Canadian Women’s Foundation have launched a new strategic grantmaking program in service of women and girls in Canada’s territories and Inuit regions. With new gendered challenges emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, including possible increases in violence against women,
empowerment of women and girls in the North is imperative
NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS INEQUITIES WORSENED BY COVID-19: The Canadian Women’s Foundation has released a report that highlights how gender-based inequalities play out for different segments of the population. In the context of COVID-19, these results are even more concerning and highlight the need for an intersectional gendered approach in post-pandemic recovery plans.
CANADIAN WOMEN’S FOUNDATION LAUNCHES SIGNAL FOR HELP INITIATIVE: The Canadian Women’s Foundation is proud to announce its support for Signal for Help, an online initiative to assist those experiencing violence as a result of home isolation during the pandemic. Strict isolating measures have led people in Canada to increasingly turn to video calls to stay connected. Signal for Help is a simple single-hand gesture that can be visually and silently displayed during video calls, to alert family, friends, or colleagues that an individual needs help and that they would like someone to check in safely with them.
CANADIAN WOMEN’S FOUNDATION LAUNCHES TIRELESS TOGETHER FUND IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: “Many people in Canada want to help but aren’t sure how to,” says Paulette Senior, President and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. “And it’s clear that women are on the frontlines of the crisis and their well-being is critical to the country’s ability to weather this storm. We knew we needed to act fast, so we launched the Tireless Together Fund to mobilize this goodwill and address the gendered impacts of COVID-19.”
COALITION CALLS FOR FEDERAL LEADERS’ DEBATE ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS, GENDER EQUALITY: “We are back once again to ask each federal party leader, ‘Are you up for debate?’” said Paulette Senior, President and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, speaking on behalf of the Up for Debate coalition.
2019 FEDERAL BUDGET CONTINUES PROGRESS TOWARD A GENDER-EQUAL CANADA: The 2019 federal budget released today builds on the historic 2018 budget, which had an unprecedented focus on advancing gender equality in Canada.
SURVEY FINDS DROP IN CANADIANS’ UNDERSTANDING OF CONSENT: A new study from the Canadian Women’s Foundation has found that Canadians’ understanding of consent has decreased over the last three years, with only 28 per cent of Canadians fully understanding what it means to give consent, compared with 33 per cent in 2015.
NATIONAL GENDER EQUALITY NETWORK TO MEET IN HALIFAX NEXT WEEK
Over 140 women leaders from across Canada will meet in Halifax April 30-May 1 to discuss how to make gender equality a reality.
AFTERMETOO PARTNERS WITH CANADIAN WOMEN’S FOUNDATION TO ESTABLISH FUND FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES
Toronto/Montreal – March 6, 2018 – AFTERMETOO, in partnership with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, today announced the creation of a fund to address the increase in demand on sexual violence support services across Canada. In recent years – and especially since highly publicized movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp – more people have come forward to report sexual violence, and Canada’s already overwhelmed and underfunded sexual violence support services cannot keep up. Calls to the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre increased 100% in the last year alone, and that’s just one of many examples.HISTORIC 2018 FEDERAL BUDGET SETS OUT A PATH TOWARD GENDER EQUALITY Toronto, ON – February 28, 2018 – With its unprecedented focus on the needs of women and girls in Canada, the 2018 Federal Budget is a step forward for gender equality.
4 IN 5 CANADIANS BELIEVE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN JUST AS LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE SEXUAL ASSAULT
Toronto, ON — May 3, 2017 — A new study from the Canadian Women’s Foundation reveals Canadians feel the outlook is bleak for the next generation of women (Gen Z or those born after 1999). Timed with the launch of the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s annual May-long Campaign to End Violence, the survey indicates that four-fifths of Canadians (79 per cent) believe that Gen Z women are just as or more likely to experience sexual assault.
ALWAYS® PARTNERS WITH CANADIAN WOMEN’S FOUNDATION
Toronto, ON — October 6, 2016 — Always® Celebrates International Day of the Girl with confidence and encourages Girls to Keep Playing #LikeAGirl with commitment of $100,000 to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
CANADIAN WOMEN’S FOUNDATION LAUNCHES #GIRLPOWERED CAMPAIGN, BY GIRLS, FOR GIRLS
Toronto, ON — October 11, 2016 — The Canadian Women’s Foundation has partnered with Havas Canada to launch #GirlPowered, a campaign that allows girls to create positive, empowering messages, raising their confidence and self-esteem.
CANADIAN WOMEN’S FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO
Toronto, ON — September 1, 2016 — The Canadian Women’s Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Paulette Senior to the role of President and CEO effective October 11, 2016.
2/3 OF CANADIANS BELIEVE THAT SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS ARE TRUE
Toronto, ON – May 2, 2016 – Amidst several high-profile sexual assault cases over the past year that challenged the credibility of women that report sexual assault, a new study from the Canadian Women’s Foundation reveals that two-thirds of Canadians (67%) believe the majority of sexual assault claims are true.
ONLY 1 IN 3 CANADIANS KNOW WHAT SEXUAL CONSENT MEANS
Toronto, ON – May 5, 2015 – A new study from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, which launched its annual May-long Campaign to End Violence, reveals that while almost all Canadians (96%) agree that sexual activity between partners should be consensual, two-thirds of Canadians (67%) do not understand what it means.