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Crunching the Numbers: YWCA Canada’s Take on the Federal Budget 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, YWCA Canada has been advocating tirelessly and leading the call for a feminist economic recovery plan for Canada. As indicated by several of the Federal Budget 2021’s announcements, this advocacy prompted change. We celebrate the budget’s historic funding plan of $101.4 billion over three years to address the dual aims of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and setting the foundation for a feminist, inclusive recovery.
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Budget 2021: We need to invest in youth to prevent a lockdown generation

This is just the beginning. Much more needs to be done, but it must start with the recognition that Canada won’t have an economic recovery without an action plan that addresses the immediate and long-term impacts of this crisis on young people. The decisions made during this time, both good and bad, will be felt for generations to come. If we want an economy that works for everyone, we must prioritize and maximize opportunities for millennials and Gen Z. So let’s make sure we invest in younger generations to have a real shot at building back better. Our collective future depends on it.
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#BlockHate Campaign Highlights the Consequences of Online Hate

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) and YWCA Canada have launched a social media campaign called #BlockHate to address concerns around the rise of hate speech and racism online. The campaign launch coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21. The campaign features women of colour targeted by online hate through social media who share their experiences.
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Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions

Sarah Hannaford breaks down the need for targeted support for survivors at Post-Secondary Institutions. One in five women will experience sexual assault while attending a post-secondary institution, and this number increases for women and gender diverse people who experience intersecting systems of oppression that are linked to their identity. To meaningfully confront the landscape of gender-based violence in Canada, a National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence needs to include targeted support for survivors at post-secondary institutions.
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Happy International Women’s Day 2021 – Programming Highlights

For International Women's Day, the YWCA Canada federation is hosting and participating in several events. Check out the programming slate for 2021
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Congratulations to YWCA Canada’s CEO Maya Roy on being appointed to Canada’s Taskforce for Women in the Economy

Congratulations to YWCA Canada's CEO Maya Roy on being appointed to Canada's Taskforce for Women in the Economy. YWCA Canada is a leading voice for women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people.
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