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New digital skills workshops for under-represented women across Canada

In celebration of Safer Internet Day, MediaSmarts and YWCA Canada are proud to launch a series of digital literacy workshops to help empower under-represented women from communities across the country.
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YWCA Summit 2020: Making Space for Young Leaders

Meet our Leadership Summit Animation Team member, Mickey Agnelli, and learn about her experience this year at the Think Big! Lead Now! Young Women's National Leadership Program.
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#DIYFeminism – Feminist Postcards

Grassroots social change is about small groups of committed people getting things done. How do you want to fight for gender equity in 2020? Our CEO Maya Roy believes advocacy for a feminist future starts at home. Next time you have your friends over - try this #DIYFeminism activity!
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Ministerial mandate letters – 3 top takeaways you may have missed!

In mid-December, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his ministerial mandate letters.for this Parliament session. These letters essentially highlight key goals that each Minister is expected to achieve during their current term in office. For the public and policy advocates alike, they give us insights into what issues matter the most this minority Parliament. Using our YWCA intergenerational intersectional feminist lens, here are the top 3 things you may have missed and should be watching for this session of Parliament.
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Congratulations to Anjum Sultana – 2020 Global Woman of Distinction!

Congratulations to our National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications, Anjum Sultana! She was recently named a Global Woman of Distinction by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, representing North America and Europe. She will be honoured before the 64th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York on March 8th, International Women's Day.
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Feminist Resolutions 2020

Ah, New Year resolutions… the annual reminder to eat more vegetables, of all those places I haven’t been, and of those career moves I feel like I have to make or else I won't be 'successful'. This year I’m trying something different - it’s a little more intentional, a little more inward facing, and a lot more about my growth as a person and a community member.  Without further ado, here are my 2020 feminist resolutions...
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