Jacqueline Thair

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  • Restore all provincial funding to Ontario College of Midwives

    Another cut affecting primarily women.

    "Doug Ford's government has revoked current and future funding for the College of Midwives of Ontario, the regulatory body that oversees more than 900 midwives and has had government support for 25 years."

    In September 2018, the Ford government was told by the Tribunal to negotiate with midwives to end the pay equity gap. To date, the Ford Tories have refused to negotiate.

    The statement said the changes will have no impact on the public. "We cannot cut our services and programs, as the College's work is mandated by our governing legislation," it said.

    "It is likely that midwives will have to pay more to the College on an annual basis," the College added. "This is not news we wanted to share."

    2,558 signatures

    Whereas the College of Midwives is responsible for licensing and regulating the profession of midwifery; and the province of Ontario is responsible for funding medical care;

    We the undersigned, as constituents and residents of Ontario, demand Ontario restore funding to the Ontario College of Midwives immediately.

    Removing funding places the burden of financing the college on approximately 900 members whose fees are capped by the province.

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  • is hosting Women's March Canada - St. Catharines 2018-10-06 10:20:13 -0400

    Women's March Canada - St. Catharines

    Women's March Canada - Niagara March acknowledges that we gather on aboriginal land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this area. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole. We gather on the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Ojibway/Chippewa and Haudenosaunee peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.

    1/19/19: The #WomensWave is coming

    IT’S TIME TO MARCH AGAIN

    We are outraged. We are organized. They forgot that 5 million women lit the world on fire two years ago. On January 19, 2019, we’re going to remind them when we flood the streets across the globe. Save the date: The #WomensWave is coming, and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.

    Everyone is welcome at the Women's March Canada - Niagara March. This event is accessible, open, and inclusive. We march snow or shine. Want to have the best March ever? Bring some friends. Dress for the weather. Carry a sign. Sing along. Celebrate our diverse city. Keep it civil, focus on peace and inclusion and learning.

    WHEN
    January 19, 2019 at 1:30pm
    WHERE
    Mahtay Cafe
    241 St Paul St
    St. Catharines , ON L2R 3M7
    Canada
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  • commented on CONTACT US 2018-08-25 18:52:07 -0400
    Hi there,

    I just received an email from slack informing me of a potential meeting I could schedule a meet with Uma to help set up my chapter page. However there was no other information on how to do this or link to the doodle that was referenced, may I have a link or some other lead please? Also, I was directed to watch a video but I could not find any indication of that either.

    Thank you kindly,

    Jacqueline Thair

    CONTACT US

    For press inquiries about the Women’s March Canada, email: 411@durrellcomm.com

    For general inquiries, email: info@womensmarchcanada.com

    Thank you for your feedback, we are a volunteer-run organization and will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Feel free to reach out to us on Twitter and Facebook as well. 

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  • Keep Ontario's Current Sex-Ed Curriculum Petition

    Women’s March Canada is deeply disappointed with the announcement by the Minister of Education, Lisa Thompson, to roll back Ontario’s modernized sexual health education curriculum ahead of the upcoming school year. Ontario’s children and youth deserve access to health and physical education information that ensures their safety and aligns with the realities of our rapidly changing world.

    873 signatures

    sexed-curriculum_socialmedia.pngTo the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

    WHEREAS

    The revised 2015 health curriculum has been extensively researched and is the most progressive and up-to-date in Ontario’s history. There is no other curriculum in the province that has benefited from nearly a decade of input from both experts in the field and thousands of parents.

    The repeal of the current Ontario curriculum for Grades 1-8 in Health and Physical Education, 2015 (Revised) means:

    • Ontario students will no longer be taught the concept of ‘consent.’ The word consent appears ZERO times in the 1998 health curriculum. Given the rate of sexual violence against women in Ontario, this is completely unacceptable.
    • There will be zero discussion on gender identity or same-sex relationships.
    • Students will not learn about issues around gender-based violence, sexual harassment, homophobia, the social impacts of puberty, sexting, cyberbullying or protecting yourself from online predators. There have been 78 women and girls killed in Canada so far this year and most of them were in Ontario.

    Curriculum Documents

    The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, 2015 (revised)

    We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

    1. Immediately reinstate the revised 2015 health curriculum;
    2. Provide a clear and transparent plan for additional consultations including a timeline for consultations;
    3. Provide a clear and transparent plan for how the initial consultations will be incorporated into any revisions proposed by the Ford Government;
    4. If a new curriculum document is to be made and presented, please indicate where and how it will address the following topics included in the 2015 revision: consent; sexting; cyberbullying; LGBTQ2S; body parts; and other information to help young people advocate for their own health and safety.

    Resources

    http://pressprogress.ca/homophobic-preacher-tells-social-conservatives-doug-ford-will-repeal-sex-education/

    https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/07/11/ontario-students-will-be-taught-the-old-sex-ed-curriculum-when-they-go-back-to-school-education-minister-says.html

    https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/06/08/school-board-group-urges-doug-ford-to-keep-the-sex-ed-curriculum.html

    https://www.thestar.com/life/opinion/2018/03/15/sex-ed-curriculum-offers-details-doug-ford-is-so-far-unwilling-to-give.html

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-sex-ed-plans-1.4742523

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-sex-ed-curriculum-5-things-to-know-1.3059951

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ontario-s-new-sex-ed-curriculum-the-most-up-to-date-in-the-country-1.2969654

    https://nationalpost.com/news/group-says-78-women-girls-killed-across-canada-in-last-six-months

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  • wants to volunteer 2018-07-23 23:09:59 -0400

    Join our team

    Your time and skills are valuable to us.

    If you are looking for opportunities to give back to your community, meet new people, have new experiences, volunteering with the Women's March Canada could be the right place for you.

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