Canadian Women

Canadian Women Aren't Striving For Top Positions In Business Anymore

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living

Women in Canada are increasingly finding senior positions in companies unattractive, and in some cases, have stopped vying for them altogether. In ...

Don't Let Speaking Out Be a Taboo

Mina Mawani | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Living
Mina Mawani

How is it that we live in a culture where speaking out is still taboo? A culture where so many blame victims for their own abuse. Where women are afraid to report or seek assistance because they worry that they will not be believed? But today and every day, I choose not to be heartbroken.

Arti Patel

#IWD2014: 10 Women Talk Money, Family, Sexism And Stress

HuffingtonPost.com | Arti Patel | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Living

    March 8 marks International Women's Day (IWD), a day when women and men celebrate the triumphs and progress women have made as global ci...

Lesley Phord-Toy Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Lesley Phord-Toy Company Gaming studio Ubisoft Toronto Job Title: Producer City: Toronto Marital status: Married Age: 36 ...

Jessica Knox Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Jessica Knox Company Design development company Teamwave Job Title: CEO and co-founder City: Toronto Marital status: Single A...

Tia Bhatia Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Kudrat Tia Bhatia Job Title: Actress City: Mississauga, Ont. Marital status: Too young to be married Age: 22 How long ha...

Getting To Know 'Lost Girl' Anna Silk

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Anna Silk Job Title: Actress, known for 'Lost Girl' City: Los Angeles/Toronto Marital status: Married Age: 40 How long h...

Melanie Goudreau Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Melanie Goudreau Job Title: Apprentice plumber City: Edmonton Marital status: Married Age: 31 When and where did you gr...

Joleen Doucet Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Joleen Doucet Company Ye Olde Plumber Job Title: Plumber gas fitter City: Edmonton Marital status: Single Age: 30 How...

Alex Cananzi Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Alex Cananzi Job Title: Director City: Toronto Marital status: Single Age: 21 When and where did you graduate from? I...

Deepa Metha Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Deepa Mehta Company Hamilton-Metha Productions Job Title: Filmmaker City: Toronto Marital status: Long-term relationship ...

Sarah M. Bruggeman Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Sarah M. Bruggeman Company Consulting geotechinical engineering firm, V. A. Wood Inc. Job Title: Field/lab technician City: Guelph...

Kathleen Todd Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

Full name: Kathleen Todd Company Stantec, a design and consulting company with a focus on the environment Job Title: Regional technical leader...

How About a Throne Speech That Talks About Women?

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

After a month of prorogation and a shuttered Parliament, MPs at last returned to the Hill for the Government's Speech from the Throne laying out its new agenda for the Second Session of the Forty-First Parliament of Canada. One commentator described the Speech as "a breathtaking spout of free-associating bloviation... an epic ramble".

Talking to My Son About #Rapeface

Sandra Hawken Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Hawken Diaz

Last week my 12-year-old son and his friends used a term I hadn't heard before: "rape face." So we sat down to talk. He was emphatic that #rapeface wasn't actually about rape and rolled his eyes with a "mom, what's the big deal?" We need to be having these conversations with our kids and with our own peers about reclaiming words like rape if we want to start making a big deal about putting an end to rape culture.

New Stats on Canadian Women And Work Make No Sense

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Canada has become a perplexing nation of high education — one in which women have dramatically surpassed men in their schooling, but remain...

International Women's Day: The State of Activism

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

On the occasion of the International Women's Day - the determined activist, who is a currently attending the College of the Atlantic in Maine reflects on the status of activism and shares some of the wisdom learned fighting for a just cause.

Women's Rights Made Leaps in 2012, Just Not in Canada

Glen Pearson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Progress for the world's women has proceeded in fits and starts in the past century, but 2012 saw some clear advancement on numerous fronts and in diverse locations. But while global advancements on gender issues were escalating, at home, in Canada, the record remains decidedly mixed. Canadian women are presently losing ground on everything from pay equity to childcare, from poverty to homelessness. Canadians must come to terms with the irony of witnessing the advancements of women's rights on a global scale while at the same time dealing with the reality that this country has been steadily declining in international rankings of gender disparity.

The Day (Some) Women Achieved Equality in Canada

Rachel Décoste | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Today, we celebrate the 1929 Persons Case on the anniversary of a ground-breaking case which the Supreme Court of Canada declared women to be "persons" under the law. Well, not all women. October 18 is now celebrated as Persons Day, but it was a milestone victory that did not extend to all. It is also worth giving credence to the struggles that continued for 40 long years after this 1929 monochromatic victory.

The #WomenOf2012 On What Matters To Them

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Living

March 8, 2012 marks the 101st anniversary of International Women's Day -- the first step into more than a century spent honouring the various contribu...

Top Stories Of 2011 For Canadian Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel and Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Living

2011 was a year for women to not only change the forefront of representation in Canada, but also to demonstrate just what it is that makes us take act...

What Are You Waiting For? Doctors Advise Against Postponing Pregnancy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - New guidance from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is warning Canadian women against postponing pregnancy for too long.The soc...

Women Less Politically Powerful In Canada Than In Guyana: Study

CBC | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada lags behind countries like Burundi, Latvia and Guyana when it comes to how much political power women wield relative to men, a new...