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October 18 is Persons Day October 18, 2021

From 1867 until 1929, women in Canada were not considered “persons” under the law. On this day in 1929, thanks to the relentless…


October is Women’s History Month! October 1, 2021

From their work as health care providers and researchers, teachers and scientists, members of the armed forces and law enforcement, journalists and athletes,…


What is Consent? July 6, 2021

All sexual activity without consent is a criminal offence. In Canada, the age of consent is 16 years or older. Consent must be…


Canada Day 2021 July 1, 2021

This Canada Day should be a day of learning about the truth of Canada’s past and present, and of reflecting on what each…


What is Coercive Control? May 15, 2021

What is coercive control? “Coercive control often can’t be pinned down to one event in a relationship, but is the accumulation of words,…