Here's how to better support women living on low income, according to Families Canada

Why It Matters

Revealing barriers to accessing financial aid and solutions social impact organizations are trying to create across multiple sectors can help improve systemic barriers to women’s economic resilience

Canada’s first ever women’s economic abuse and injustice summit urges financial institutions to do more to help survivors

Why It Matters

Ninety-three per cent of women’s abusers withheld money they needed for food, clothes, and other necessities. Creating access to banking accounts, loans, and emergency funds will help survivors leave their abusers for good.

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Five years on, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy is still not fully implemented. What now?

Why It Matters

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy was introduced so women and girls have a fair shot at equality. Trying to prioritize women and girls without changing Canadian foreign policy and development practices will continue the cycle of poverty and inequality.

YWCA launches Canada’s first national immediate financial support fund for survivors of domestic violence

Why It Matters

With reports of intimate partner violence increasing during the pandemic, and women and gender-diverse people experiencing unemployment disproportionately, a national emergency fund could be their road to safety.

Can a psych-based finance course help women, non-binary, and trans people heal from the trauma of COVID’s economic crises?

Why It Matters

COVID-19 has 70 percent of Canadians concerned about their ability to pay bills and Canada has a gendered poverty problem — understanding their trauma around money could be a step towards financial literacy.

“I don’t believe in the word ‘recovery’”: What you missed at Future of Good’s women’s economic resilience summit

Why It Matters

As Canada’s social impact world reflects on how the pandemic has slowed economic progress and gender equity, the conversation shouldn’t only be about recovering –– but reimaging a world where women and gender expansive people can thrive.