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Mar 19, 2019, 19:25 ET 2019 Federal Budget Continues Progress Toward a Gender-Equal Canada

TORONTO, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The 2019 federal budget released today builds on the historic 2018 budget, which had an unprecedented focus on advancing gender equality in Canada. We are pleased to...


May 16, 2018, 07:00 ET Survey finds drop in Canadians' understanding of consent

New research shows that more than half of women 18-34 have felt pressured to consent TORONTO, May 16, 2018 /CNW/ - A new study from the Canadian Women's Foundation has found that Canadians'...


Mar 01, 2018, 11:29 ET Historic 2018 Federal Budget Sets Out a Path Toward Gender Equality

TORONTO, March 1, 2018 /CNW/ - With its unprecedented focus on the needs of women and girls in Canada, the 2018 Federal Budget is a step forward for gender equality. It also addresses some key...


Sep 12, 2017, 09:00 ET MEDIA ALERT - Three-year Gender Equality Network Canada Project To Be Launched in Toronto On Monday

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - What: Media is invited to cover the official launch of the Gender Equality Network Canada. Funded by Status of Women Canada and convened by the Canadian Women's...


May 03, 2017, 07:30 ET 4 in 5 Canadians believe next generation of women are just as likely to experience sexual assault

Canadian Women's Foundation study reveals young women fear losing progress already made on gender equality TORONTO, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Despite an increasing awareness about sexual harassment and...


Jan 27, 2017, 09:00 ET Call for submissions: The Landsberg Award celebrates greater profile of women's issues

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - In recognition of a journalist who is championing women's issues, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation, are...


May 02, 2016, 00:01 ET 2/3 of Canadians believe that sexual assault claims are true

Canadian Women's Foundation study reveals that the majority of Canadian women and men believe survivors TORONTO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Amidst several high-profile sexual assault cases over the past...


May 05, 2015, 06:00 ET Only 1 in 3 Canadians know what sexual consent means

Canadian Women's Foundation study reveals that lines are blurred when it comes to new vs. existing partners, online vs. offline activity TORONTO, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - A new study from the Canadian...


Mar 05, 2015, 09:00 ET CIBC marks International Women's Day with $500,000 commitment to Canadian Women's Foundation to help move women out of poverty

Funding will help 2,500 women across Canada launch small businesses or learn skilled trades through community organizations TORONTO, March 5, 2015 /CNW/ - One in seven women in Canada live in poverty....


Nov 19, 2014, 05:55 ET Survey finds youth mentorship is a strong driver of confidence in Canadian women

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - A new study from the Canadian Women's Foundation finds that having a mentor in your youth is a strong driver of confidence in adulthood. Among those women that cited...


Apr 30, 2014, 05:55 ET 1 in 4 Canadians have tried to help a friend leave an abusive partner

Canadians would first look to a friend for help, although many would attempt to resolve abuse on their own TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - A new study from the Canadian Women's Foundation reveals...


Apr 14, 2014, 05:55 ET Raise hope for women in Canada who have experienced violence

Canadian Women's Foundation launches its annual campaign to end violence against women with support from WINNERS, HomeSense, Rogers Media and Procter & Gamble TORONTO, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The...


Nov 12, 2013, 05:59 ET Relentless body shaming puts girls at risk

Pressure of unachievable beauty standards, threatening long term potential, starts in girls as young as nine TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - From the overt body shaming of Hollywood actors like...


Oct 15, 2013, 16:18 ET Geena Davis Empowers Women at Canadian Women's Foundation Annual Breakfast in Calgary

CALGARY, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Geena Davis receives a white hat from Calgary Mayor Nenshi at the Canadian Women's Foundation Annual Breakfast in Calgary on October 15, 2013. Calgarians helped raise...


Jul 09, 2013, 05:59 ET One in five Canadians think a woman encourages sexual assault when she is drunk

National Omnibus reveals that Canadians still blame women for being sexually assaulted TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - With summer in full swing, Canadians have packed away their sweaters and are...


May 22, 2013, 07:59 ET Media Alert/ Photo Op - Academy Award® Winner Geena Davis to speak at the Canadian Women's Foundation Calgary Breakfast

Tickets on sale today! CALGARY, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - WHAT: The 2013 Calgary Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Geena Davis, Academy Award® winner and advocate for women and girls and host Gisele...


Apr 24, 2013, 05:59 ET Canadians believe not having a safe place to go is a factor why women stay in abusive relationships

New Canadian Women's Foundation research also indicates Canadians believe children and economic dependency additional reasons why a woman may not leave an abusive partner TORONTO, April 24, 2013...


Apr 15, 2013, 05:59 ET Shop to raise hope for women in Canada who have experienced violence

Canadian Women's Foundation launches its annual campaign to end violence against women with support from Winners, HomeSense and Rogers Media TORONTO, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Women's...


Feb 11, 2013, 11:35 ET Don't believe everything you see: Sexualization of women in ads remains a problem in Canada

National Omnibus for the Canadian Women's Foundation shows 90 per cent of Canadians believe exposure to unrealistic images of women in advertising is a problem for girls growing up in Canada TORONTO, ...


Dec 10, 2012, 06:00 ET Sixty-seven percent of Canadians have known a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse

National Omnibus for the Canadian Women's Foundation shows women in Canada still endure violence at alarming rate TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - A new study commissioned by the Canadian Women's...


Oct 09, 2012, 16:14 ET Canadian Women's Foundation Calgary Breakfast

CALGARY, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Veteran broadcast-journalist Shelagh Rogers speaks at the Canadian Women's Foundation Calgary Breakfast. Over $541,000 was raised in support of funding programs focused...


Oct 03, 2012, 13:37 ET Canadian Women's Foundation Annual Toronto Breakfast

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - #CDNWOMEN Academy Award winner and advocate Geena Davis speaks at the Canadian Women's Foundation 19th Annual Toronto Breakfast. Over 900 attendees raised $870,900 in...


May 16, 2012, 05:59 ET Canadians Raise $2.1 Million to Help End Violence Against Women

Money raised will allow the Canadian Women's Foundation to fund programs to support over 30,000 women and children rebuild their lives following abuse TORONTO, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadians have...


Apr 14, 2012, 20:10 ET Canadians Sweat it Out and Raise More Than $275,000 to Help End Violence Against Women

TORONTO, April 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Nearly 700 Canadians from across the country came together Saturday, April 14, 2012 for the Canadian Women's Foundation Shelter from the Storm Empower Hour. Empower...


Feb 21, 2012, 05:59 ET Teen Relationship Violence is a Hidden Epidemic in Canada

Canadian Women's Foundation says education programs critical to ending dating violence TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian teens are experiencing dating violence in record numbers and need help...