23 Apr


Women of Distinction by YWCA Toronto
Image by Audrey Lee

By Eleanor Moore and Diane Goudie Given the recent discussion around education and how to build resilience in students, we find ourselves looking again at the reasons we created an independent, feminist girls’ school 25 years ago. A fundamental question we asked 25 years ago: How do we make a feminist school? Little did we […]

07 Apr

World Health Day: More than a lump sum to cover a few periods

Girls, Health by YWCA Toronto

By Jana Girdauskas Recently, the documentary short Period. End Of Sentence., won an Oscar. The movie highlights the stigma and shame surrounding menstruation in some areas of India. Here in Canada we experience a similar issue: the period is still a source of whispers and embarrassment, particularly for young women. The truth is, approximately 50% of […]

08 Mar

#BalanceforBetter in the Media? We’re Long Overdue

Women of Distinction by YWCA Toronto

Opinion by Lisa Kimmel, Chair & CEO of Edelman Canada; Chair, Edelman Latin America and Global Women’s Equality Network; and, 2019 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) comes around again and reminds us gender inequality still requires our attention and action. It might be easy to be frustrated at the […]

01 Feb

Celebrating Black History Month at YWCA Toronto

Women of Distinction by YWCA Toronto

Happy 2019 Black History Month! In honour of Black History Month, we celebrate YWCA Toronto’s Women of Distinction from Canada’s diverse Black communities. This annual award is given to women who have demonstrated an unshakeable commitment to improving the lives of other women and girls. Trailblazers, door-openers, activists and change makers – YWCA Toronto celebrates […]

14 May

Why Girls’ Spaces Are Critical

By Toyo Ajibolade “Girls as young as seven are becoming more self-conscious, losing confidence, and giving up sport as a result” – Huffington Post UK I’ve seen and read plenty of similar articles over the past few years and each time, the ages of the girls are getting younger. These articles and reports are written […]