• Women at Home
    and Women
    at Work

    Have you ever wondered what goes through someone’s mind when they are asked the dreaded cocktail hour..

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  • A Just World?

    I was raped. It was no urban legend. No deranged stranger jumped out of a dark alley to attack me on my way home from bible study...

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  • Wellness and You

    Work gets in the way, family gets in the way, volunteer commitments get in the way, and occasionally the television and sofa get in the way too...

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Panty Raid

It has recently come to my attention that some women coordinate their bras and panties. And they don't just match colours, they buy the sets together...

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Florence Booth House, Victoria

Located in the downtown core, Florence Booth House was opened in 2000 with the intent of being a temporary shelter for that winter. In February of this year, we celebrated our 7th anniversary, proving the need is still very real...

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Champagne with Potato Chips?

You really can drink wine with just about anything, according to a new web site devoted to food and wine pairings. Zinfandel with your Tex-Mex? Not a problem. A little Chardonnay with your fried chicken take-out? Delicious. Pinot Noir and wild boar? Why not, says Natalie MacLean...

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News & Events

Eating Between the Lines: Health and Literacy (Connections for Canadians)

42% of Canadians struggle with basic reading and writing. The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) (1995;2003) shows strong links among literacy skills, employment and poverty, and thus health...

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Think Before You Go Pink

The Breast Cancer Action (BCA) group wants consumers to think about how much money is actually going to the “cure” before purchasing something with a little pink ribbon on it...

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Do you Fancy Cat Sitting

My ideal holiday involves sun, by a pool, a never-ending supply of chilled diet coke, and a sky-high pile of novels to read while the stresses of home and school evaporate...

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A Woman At Work - discrimination of mothers in the workplace

We have become blasé in the way we talk about the inequity between men and women in the workplace – the figures seem to role off the tongue all too easily, but it is shocking reading. In addition, a recent report has revealed that women returning to work after having children are the group most discriminated against in the British workforce...

Women & Education: A Hard Won Tradition in Canada

Women have long been a part of the education process in Canada. In the mid-1600s, Marguerite Bourgeoys (who later founded the Congregation of Notre Dame, the first group of uncloistered nuns in North America) was the first school-teacher in Montreal...

The World Around Us

Sunday. While many couples are cuddled on the couch, sipping tea, and watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, my partner Dian and I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a performance of The Good Body, a one-woman show written and performed by Eve Ensler. This was her final performance after a week-long run in Toronto and after reading, attending, and being a personal slave to the Vagina Monologues (my ex produced a version of the monologues last year), I knew I had to see what else she was up too...

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