Highlights / women

Economy, Society

Many tasks falling to women in pandemic: survey

A new survey found that women are shouldering more responsibilities than are men, even if they work full time. Women are balancing childcare, their own careers and playing a leading role in family finances, according to a survey done for »


Funding announced for Black gender equity and prevention of violence

Government statistics suggest that one in 10 women in Canada were very or extremely concerned about domestic violence at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government says Black women and girls are at greater risk. The minister responsible »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Women’s shelter in Montreal offers overnight stays

A day shelter in downtown Montreal says homeless women have had a particularly hard time during this pandemic prompting it, for the first time, to offer overnight accommodation during the harsh winter months between December and April. Chez Doris offers »

Health, Society

Abuse of women increasing during pandemic: report

Information collected from women’s shelters across Canada suggests pandemic lockdowns have prevented women from leaving their abusers and that there has been an increase in the severity of violence they have experienced.  ‘An abuser’s dream’  “Isolation is an abuser’s dream,” »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Sex, age and estrogens may affect who gets COVID-19

When researchers at York University in Toronto first looked at statistics up to July 27, 2020 they found that women were more likely to get COVID-19. But when they eliminated data from those who worked high risk areas like  health »

International, Society, Sports

International day of motorcycle riding for women

The rumble of motorcycles will reverberate in hundreds of cities in countries around the world this weekend.  It’s called International Female Ride Day (IFRD) and is set for this Saturday, August 22nd after being rescheduled from its original date in »

Politics, Society

Lack of women soldiers nearly cost Canada a UN peacekeeping mission

Results don’t match rhetoric on women in military Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly called himself a feminist and promoted the idea of more women in all fields of endeavour, including the military. It was also longstanding policy priority »

Health, Society

Canada funding programs to support survivors of gendered violence

The Canadian government is committing over $1.3 million to stop violence against women and girls and support survivors of gendered violence. The funding will go towards supporting Brock University’s Shape Your Life project, and to a non profit organization called »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The National Council of Canadian Research (NRC) hosted a symposium in Ottawa for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to celebrate women that are working in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Speaking at the »

Politics, Society

Canada History: 28 Jan, 1916: Manitoba is the first to grant the vote to women.

Roughly 120 years ago, Canada was starting to feel the effects of an international social upheaval. Women around the world were demanding the right to vote in elections. Although there had been stirrings of a women’s voting movement long before, »