Category: Infographics

24 Sep

YWCA Toronto gets Women into Hard Hats and Steel Toes

A lot can happen when women lace up steel-toed boots. For Sheila Martinez, a graduate of YWCA Toronto’s Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry program for women, entering the skilled trades has been a life-changer. As a single mom who has always loved to do her own plumbing, work outdoors and solve problems with her hands, carpentry was a […]

02 Jul

Megaphones to Megabytes: The Evolution of Feminism

As a feminist organization, we are often asked what feminism means right now, in the real world. Many of the issues that took our tenacious, demonstrating sisters of the ’70s and ’80s to the streets remain obstinately the same, but how we make ourselves heard has gone from megaphones to megabytes. Today’s young feminists don’t have […]

12 Jul

Taking Action to Reduce Poverty

By Sarah Blackstock Recently, Statistics Canada reported a decline in the rate of child poverty in Ontario. Child poverty in 2011 (the most recent year for which we have data) was 13.8%, down from 15.2% three years earlier. We should all be glad child poverty has decreased. Obviously, if you care about kids, you should […]