Peter Lewis


Why You Should Care About Education Savings Week

Peter Lewis | November 21, 2014 | Canada Business
November 16-22, 2014 marks the first ever Education Savings Week in Canada. Here are three reasons why we're celebrating Education Savings Week (and why you should, too!)
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault


Where Are All the Midwives in Canada?

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault | November 21, 2014 | Canada Living
Part of the cause is that Canada was one of a handful of countries (and the only Western industrialized nation) not to have any provisions for midwifery care prior to 1993. In the last 20 years, there has been growth in the profession, but only modest.
TJ Watt

Not All Is Well In B.C.'s Woods

TJ Watt | November 21, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
It might surprise you to learn that there is a place just a few hours from Victoria, B.C. that is home to Canada's version of the American redwoods. And it may come as more of surprise to learn that its days could now be numbered unless something is done to finally protect it.
Jacqueline Lee-Tam

Dear Rich Kinder, All I Want Is A Safe Place To Call Home

Jacqueline Lee-Tam | November 21, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The power dynamics here are skewed, Rich Kinder. You are besetting my generation with your messes to clean up. You are forbidding us from standing up for ourselves. You are stripping us of our voices. And you are profiting from all this... Aren't you already a billionaire anyway?
Yelp Canada


Use These Gift Ideas To Be the Best Dinner Guest in Toronto

Yelp Canada | November 21, 2014 | Canada Living
It's great that you've gussied up, but the hosts don't care about your lipstick shade (it's Peach Pucker, thanks for noticing), they just care that you made it. Yeah. Right. They care what you brought them.
Attiya Khan

I Asked My Abuser to Talk on Film. He Said Yes

Attiya Khan | November 21, 2014 | Canada Living
I am making a documentary called A Better Man that is based on a conversation I had with an ex-partner who physically abused me over 20 years ago. We lived together when we were teenagers. Since I escaped that relationship, I have been an advocate for women who have experienced domestic violence. I asked the man who hurt me every day for two years to discuss the abuse while being filmed. He said yes. If we truly want to end violence against women, we need new solutions. My personal experience, my professional life, and my heart tell me that empowering men to change must be part of the picture. Let's step up and make it happen.
Todd Minerson

Exploring Maps to Manhood at the What Makes a Man Conference

Todd Minerson | November 21, 2014 | Canada Living
White Ribbon will be hosting What Makes a Man 2014 November 21-22 in Toronto. This is our fourth year of in-depth conversations about how ideas of manhood impact us in everyday life and how embracing healthy masculinity leads to greater gender equality. Join us for this urgent conversation, we need you to be a part of it.
Rose Reisman


Stay Healthy This Holiday Season By Looking for Food Clues

Rose Reisman | November 21, 2014 | Canada Living
This holiday season let's try a different tactic. Be proactive rather than reactive and you won't have to worry come January. Food served at restaurants, events and parties tastes delicious and can hard to resist as it contains excess fat, sugar and sodium, yet the descriptions never sound that unhealthy. Let me be your interpreter! Here are some clues to look for when eating out to decipher those tricky food descriptions.
Julie Blais Comeau


Sticky Situation: Classic Holiday Office Party Etiquette

Julie Blais Comeau | November 21, 2014 | Canada Living
Here I go again sharing my annual holiday office party tips. I know that you know the guidelines but, a little refresher never hurts, especially in our global digital era. "What's different than a groovy 60s, or a discoing 70s party?" you ask. There is one big difference.
Mark McEwan

Pairing Fall's Best Wines With its Most Interesting Fruits and Veggies

Mark McEwan | November 20, 2014 | Canada Living
Fall is also the time when southern hemisphere wineries release their current vintage. For example, crisp, vibrant whites from the 2014 vintage in New Zealand are already hitting shelves. These wines pair easily with a variety of fall dishes and are best enjoyed young to keep their fresh acidity, crispness, and fruit forward nature.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Recovery Odds In Various Stages of Breast Cancer Explained

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | November 20, 2014 | Canada Living
I don't mean to minimize the seriousness of the disease or to downplay the huge upheaval it causes in the lives of individual women and their families. About 24,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada each year and it's responsible for about 5,000 deaths annually. But it's clear that significant progress is being made in the fight against breast cancer.
Candice Malcolm


When it Comes to Finances, Gen Y Should Be Called 'Gen Screwed'

Candice Malcolm | November 20, 2014 | Canada Business
Nine-million baby boomers will retire from the workforce over the next two decades, and when they do, they will start to consume the most expensive forms of government programs. This is great news for seniors, but terrible news for our public finances and for young Canadians forced to foot the bill. Generation Y has been dubbed the "Millennial" generation because we came of age at the turn of the new millennium. A more fitting name for this cohort is Generation Screwed.
Timi Gustafson, R.D.


What Makes People Live Longer?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | November 20, 2014 | Canada Living
While experts have long debated whether nature or nurture is ultimately the decisive factor in how well we age, whether some of us are born to last longer or whether diet and lifestyle play a role, it is clear for Dr. Kim that genetic make-up outdoes anything we can add in terms of healthy living.
Jason Najum


How Kim Kardashian's Booty Pic Is Helping Women Everywhere

Jason Najum | November 20, 2014 | Canada Living
My newsfeed is littered with concerns of body image, equal pay for equal work, and why women are still underrepresented in books and film. When someone pulls a cheap publicity stunt they may indeed receive the attention they so badly desire, but the net result to society is no longer necessarily a negative. We have come far enough that with every empty and ridiculous action you actually help push things along.
Hana Shafi

International Men's Day Isn't Worthy of Celebration

Hana Shafi | November 19, 2014 | Canada Living
Today is International Men's Day, so let's join hands today and celebrate all that men have done for the world. Wow, I couldn't even type that with a straight face. But International Men's Day? Seriously? Every day is International Men's Day, or really International Cisgender Men's Day. Every day the achievements of men are celebrated. Every day their innovations are hailed. What's next? International White People Day? International Heterosexual Day? I'm sure some of you would love that.
Lydia Lovric


Your Micro Mat Leave Is Nothing to Boast About

Lydia Lovric | November 19, 2014 | Canada Living
When the president of the Economic Club of Canada boasted about going back to work just two short weeks after giving birth, my ovaries hurt. Sadly, in our quest to prove ourselves to be equal to men, women are increasingly denying their maternal instinct.
Shannon M. Nelson


Your Office Chair Might Be Killing You

Shannon M. Nelson | November 19, 2014 | Canada Living
Sitting is the new smoking, or at least that's what the manufacturers of standing desks (and there are several of them these days) will tell you. The medical profession agrees, and experts have identified some 34 diseases and conditions that are associated with excess sitting.

My Privilege Is A Problem

Posterella | November 19, 2014 | Canada Alberta
I am privileged. I am white, straight, cisgendered, thin, middle class, first world, able-bodied. Apart from my gender, I've pretty much hit the privilege jackpot. Even being a female, I recognize that the oppression and discrimination I've experienced (and I have) is tame compared to those in other parts of the world. In terms of access and resources and genetics - I was born with a big fat horseshoe inserted squarely up my ass. And I'm one of the few that knows it.
Robin Farr


A Letter to My Son About Jian Ghomeshi

Robin Farr | November 19, 2014 | Canada Alberta
This letter was written by my husband and he has agreed to let me share it here. I hope it inspires you as much as it inspires me. One of the first girls I dated had been raped by a past boyfriend. She went to court and wasn't able to prove that he did anything they hadn't consented to, so he wasn't punished. At the time, she lived in a small town and the gossip forced her family to move away. Before her, I don't think I was really that aware of rape or consent. I'm sure that I'd had the "no means no" conversation in health class but until her it didn't really mean that much to me.
Amitha Kalaichandran


Why I Write: My Anti-Biography

Amitha Kalaichandran | November 19, 2014 | Canada Living
At the beginning of a recent meeting, 10 of us who sat around a table were asked a question: "Can you share a bit about yourself?" We each spoke about our work, citing titles and academic experience, as though we were eager to validate our attendance. While each person was...
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