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Girls Speak Up!

International Day of the Girl – Girls Speak Up! Written by Ashley Oakes Resolution 66/170…A set of words and numbers that seem cold and business like but mean the United Nations and the global humanitarian sector recognized that progress was not being made fast...

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Walk a Mile In Her Shoes

Written by Ashley Oakes Anyone who knows me well, knows I don’t wear heels. They look great but wearing them is torture for me. I spent a few years working in the corporate sector and kept a couple of pairs at my desk. When an important meeting took place, I would...

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National Aboriginal Day – June 21, 2017

Written by Ashley Oakes National Aboriginal Day has been celebrated in Canada for 21 years.  First announced in 1996 by than Governor General of Canada, Romeo LeBlanc, National Aboriginal Day is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage,...

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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

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 and smiling at the memories. Life now isn’t as...

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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

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.” The analysis on women and girls’ progress and the state of gender equality is...

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