Equity v.s. Equality: What’s the Difference?

2017-07-26T15:07:50-06:00July 26th, 2017|Our View|

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” Audre Lorde Women and men are not equal. It’s a common misconception that because women and men can compete for the same jobs, negotiate for similar pay and attain the same levels of education that [...]

Think Big! Lead Now!: Recapping a weekend in Ontario

2018-03-15T11:20:21-06:00March 24th, 2017|Our View|

“’No’ is a complete sentence.” “Your daughter is going to face violence if she shows who she is.” “Who you are makes a difference, all you need to do is show up.” These are some of the powerful words that YWCA Canada Think Big! Lead Now! Delegates heard over their three-day leadership conference in [...]

Gold for Men, Last Place for Women: Media Reporting on Olympics

2016-08-19T15:18:17-06:00August 19th, 2016|Our View|

The Canadian women in the 2016 Rio Olympics have lit the stage with dazzling athletic performances winning the majority of Canada’s medals. The gold medal count began with Penny Oleksiak, and it was not until Day 9 that a male athlete won a medal. Despite the numerous achievements of the female athletes, there was a [...]

Gender-Equity: Are We There Yet?

2016-07-15T08:23:05-06:00July 15th, 2016|Our View|

It is 2016, we have a gender-balanced cabinet, there is a 50 per cent chance the next President of the United States of America will be a woman and the recently appointed British Prime Minister is a woman. Yet we are still trying to convince the public that women on boards is just good business [...]