Marking Human Rights Day With Difficult Questions

On December 10th 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is a short document, just eight pages…

Supports for LGBTQ2S+ folks

By Joan Beecroft “Family For All” is PFLAG Canada’s newly-minted slogan, and that’s just what we are. The letters originally stood for…

Will Preventing Violence Lower Addiction Rates?

It is a sad reality that when a person has been hurt, they are more likely to be hurt again. We understand…

What is Rape Culture and How Do We Change It?

By Rosanne Roy Do you believe that ‘sex is something that men get and something women give’? There is so much innuendo…

Marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Women are dying. More specifically, they are being killed by men. Every year on December 6th, individuals and organizations across Canada take…

Learning About and Dismantling Patriarchy

The word patriarchy is coming up more and more frequently but many people don’t understand what it is, what it looks like,…

Real Life Implications of Cyber Violence

By Kaitlyn Neath Canadians ages 18-34 spend an average of almost 5 hours per day online. That’s a lot of time –…

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities

If we asked the question “what are you able to do”, what would you say? The odds are that no two readers…

Profile: Victim Services Bruce-Grey-Perth

A police officer is standing there. His lips are moving, and she hears some of the words, “John”, “accident”, “sorry for your…

World AIDS Day

AIDS was first recognized in the early 1980s with the first case in Canada reported in 1982. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune…

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