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Statement from Women's March Canada in response to the recent attendance of a Women’s March US board member at a Farrakhan speech

We at Women's March Canada deeply condemn statements from any persons that seek to divide with hatred or discrimination, including Louis Farrakhan, who has no association with Women's March Canada, or our team. We cannot and will not allow anti-semitic, homophobic, transphobic or misogynistic language to be a part of our dialogue. Continue reading

An Interview with Cassie Myers #MarchForOurLives

Thank you to our guest Cassie Myers, co-founder of SheLeads. Cassie, is a creator and innovator passionate about applying technology to solve complex social issues. Currently completing degree in Conflict Studies and Business at the University of Waterloo. Dedicated to inspiring the next generation of female leaders.  Continue reading

Pornography is Sexual Violence Against Women

As an educator in creativity and visual culture, I introduce my students to strategies through which to analyse visual material. We discuss the commodification and sexualisation of women in advertising, the male gaze, beauty culture, and the many ways consumerism attempts to convince women we are somehow inadequate for the world we live in. Continue reading

An interview with Gillian Smith #WomeninPolitics

Welcome to the Women’s March Canada podcast. Making the equality of women in Canada the new norm.  This episode's guest is Gillian Smith. Gillian is recognized as a transformational leader across the not-for-profit, private and public sectors. She is currently pursuing elected office as the candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in the Toronto riding of University-Rosedale. Continue reading

From March to Political Office

In mid-November of last year, my two youngest boys and I were driving home for lunch when we came to a stop at a major intersection here in Woodstock, Ontario. On the corner was a young man holding a large sign that had a picture of a bloody dead fetus. This was something I had never seen before, or that my three-year-old son had never seen before. The sign was large, bold, and if you wanted to turn your head the other away there was another activist on the opposite side with a similar sign. Not only did this invade the personal space of my child but it invaded a personal space within me that I did not know existed. I began to wonder who allows this? Who are these people? Continue reading

An Interview with Kristy O'Leary #BCorps

Thank you to our guest Kristy O'Leary, Director of Impact at Cove Continuity Advisors Inc and member of the Board of Directors for Women's March Canada. Kristy is a multidisciplinary systems thinker with an innate ability to identify leading-edge entrepreneurs and align them with untapped opportunities to drive breakthrough change. Continue reading

You Are More Than Your Body

My body, like all women’s bodies, has always been up for discussion. When I was a child, people were always commenting on my size. I wasn’t short for my age, but every chart labeled me underweight. At school kids called me ‘toothpick’ and made fun of my bony elbows and knees. My parents told how me they used to be little just like me, and relatives made jokes like, She has to run around in the shower to get wet...ha-ha. Continue reading

An interview with Tracey Erin Smith #womenintheatre #genderequity

Thank you for Tracey Erin Smith for joining us for this episode of our podcast. Along with leading a bus filled with women to Washington, DC on January 20, 2017, Tracey has joined us today to talk about women in theatre, giving back and gender equity. Continue reading

An interview with Claudia Chender #womeninpolitics

Thank you for Claudia Chender for joining us for this episode of our podcast. Claudia Chender is the MLA for Dartmouth South and NDP Critic for Education, Justice, Human Rights and Business. Claudia joins us to talk about women in politics. Continue reading

An Interview with Carla Ciccone #Prochoice #Metoo

Thank you to Carla Ciccone for joining us today. Carla Ciccone is a writer and editor and has written articles for numerous North American publications. In 2013, Carla tried to warn women about Jian Ghomeshi. Today she shares stories about abortion, violence against women and being believed.    Continue reading