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Mother’s Day – How to Honour Ourselves with Self-Care

Written by Ashley Oakes  I began working on this blog by reading quotes about motherhood…although I am a mother, I still find it hard to really express motherhood succinctly. After a bit of research I now know that I won’t find a good articulation of my experience of...

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#HonourHer for International Women’s Day on March 8th

Written by Ashley Oakes  Each year, March 8th – and the week in which it falls – provides an opportunity to take stock of our progress towards gender equality and to honour the contributions women have made and are making — in our personal lives, our communities, our...

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FAQ: Children, Youth & Family Programs

Concerned about how your partner's abuse has affected your children? Through individual and group counselling, we support children and youth who have experienced conflict or abuse in their home or whose family is going through a difficult separation or divorce. Our...

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Honouring your Inner Child on Day of the Girl

Written by Heidi Nielsen and Lynnaea Le Drew Carefree memories from my childhood of lying in the grass, searching for four leaf clovers and playing kick-the can with friends are imprinted on my heart and soul. From time to time I find myself revisiting these moments...

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Orange Shirt Day

Written by Tessa Prior, Howe Sound Women’s Centre Volunteer September 30 is Orange Shirt Day commemorating the residential school experience and an opportunity to come together in the spirit of reconciliation. The idea grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s account of...

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Preparing to Leave

Are you experiencing abuse? Do you fear for your safety? Thinking about leaving your relationship? Listed are practical suggestions to help you prepare to leave. If you are experiencing violence in your relationship, please call our 24 hour support line 604-892-5711....

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Men. Take a Stand Against Violence Against Women

Written by Lynnaea Le Drew, Support Worker, Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society According to the Full Participation Report on the UN analysis of the status of women and girls over the past 20 years, violence against women and girls “persists at alarmingly high levels.”...

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Gender Inequality and the Way Forward

Written by Kelsey Chamberlin, Howe Sound Women’s Centre Volunteer International Women’s Day (March 8) is ‘a day to celebrate economic, political, and social achievements of women and reflect on the current state of women’s rights and gender equality.’  Measuring...

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Quest Presents the Vagina Monologues

The 7th annual V-Day production of the Vagina Monologues will be performed February 14 and 15 at Quest University. The production is directed and produced by Quest University students and features an all student cast. Created by anti-violence activist Eve Ensler, the...

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