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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.

What does reproductive injustice have to do with pregnant people’s poverty? To this doula organization, everything

Why It Matters

Only 19 percent of women find a job after incarceration, compared to 50 percent of men. Assisting with abortions, cushioning healthcare costs and helping pregnant people find housing upon their release can help with reintegration.

The Canadian government promised to strip anti-abortion organizations of their charitable status. Here's why it hasn’t.

Why It Matters

This policy, if enacted, could affect the charitable status of organizations that oppose abortion – but it could also open the door to more scrutiny of charities any government disagrees with.

“You have to fight the big economic structures”: Maude Barlow on 50 years of activism and how civil society can advance women’s economic resilience

Why It Matters

The pandemic exposed deep inequity in Canada and around the world. Civil society must challenge the government power structures and fundamental economic institutions that create barriers to women’s economic independence for everyone to recover from the pandemic.