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The impact of intimate partner violence on employment

January 16, 2022

Domestic and dating violence, or intimate partner violence, has a long term impact on women’s economic security. A lack of economic security can prevent a woman from leaving an abusive […]

Opinion

Financial abuse as a form of intimate partner violence: The role of financial services

November 18, 2021

Economic abuse is a common form of intimate partner violence. Studies have shown that anywhere from 94%[i] to 99%[ii] of women in abusive relationships have experienced some form of economic […]

Opinion

The economic recovery in Ontario must ensure women’s safety

August 11, 2021

The COVID19 pandemic may be novel, but the connection between violence and women’s economic security is not. As governments start to develop economic recovery plans, it is critical that women’s […]

Opinion

Canada’s Pay Equity Act coming into force

August 3, 2021

On August 31, 2021 the Pay Equity Act will come into force requiring federally registered employers to proactively plan around and compensate for pay gaps between women and men. The […]

Opinion

What Ontario’s 2021 budget means for women: The good, the bad, and the missing

March 31, 2021

Last week, Ontario released its 2021 budget. The budget focuses on protecting people’s health and the economy, and it charts the Province’s plan to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. With […]

Opinion

The financial literacy gender gap is a little more complex than we think

February 5, 2021

Finances play an important role in every person’s life. But despite advances made to women’s economic security in recent decades, women continue to face very different financial challenges than men. […]

Opinion

Staying in touch: Building better connections while social distancing

August 17, 2020

As my mom grasped the phone to check her app, the only thing on her mind was to check in on a friend that was miles away. Innovations in technology have made it so that my mother, and perhaps, many other women, now feel empowered by connections developed in virtual spaces during this novel time.

Opinion

A reflection on technology and wellness for women during the COVID-19 pandemic

July 21, 2020

Women and communities of gender diverse people have complicated relationships with social media. We always have. Social media is often a tool enabling violence online – used by perpetrators to […]

Opinion

Why do caregivers need care?

March 30, 2017

As part of their annual End Violence Against Women Week, the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto hosted over 250 participants per day for a week of education, training and discussions […]

Opinion

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