28 episodes

Welcome to Alright, Now What?, a podcast from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Every other Wednesday, our experts and partners put an intersectional feminist lens on one topic or story we’ve all been hearing about ... the issues and stories that just seem to keep resurfacing and make you wonder, "What's this about?", "Why is this still happening?", and "How is it possible we haven't fixed this yet?" We’re going to explore the systemic roots of these things and the strategies for change that will move us closer to the goal of gender justice.

Alright, Now What‪?‬ Canadian Women's Foundation

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Welcome to Alright, Now What?, a podcast from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Every other Wednesday, our experts and partners put an intersectional feminist lens on one topic or story we’ve all been hearing about ... the issues and stories that just seem to keep resurfacing and make you wonder, "What's this about?", "Why is this still happening?", and "How is it possible we haven't fixed this yet?" We’re going to explore the systemic roots of these things and the strategies for change that will move us closer to the goal of gender justice.

    The Signal for Help is Only as Good as its Response

    The Signal for Help is Only as Good as its Response

    What can supporting someone going through abuse actually look like? And what about the times where we might have ... messed up?

    Our new Signal for Help Responder Campaign gives people tools and training to respond to signs or signals of abuse because a signal is only as good as its response. And we need to shift our culture of stigma about gender-based violence to a culture of support.

    This honest, insightful conversation with Suzanne Duncan, Vice-President of Philanthropy at the Canadian Women's Foundation, speaks to what support can look like and addresses those times in the past when we actually didn't respond to signals of abuse.

    Please listen, subscribe, rate, and review this podcast and share it with others. If you appreciate this content, if you want to get in on the efforts to build a gender equal Canada, please donate at canadianwomen.org and consider becoming a monthly donor.

    Be a Signal for Help Responder: signalresponder.ca or text SIGNAL to 540-540

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    The Canadian Women's Foundation acknowledges the support of Women and Gender Equality Canada.

    • 14 min
    Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Transgender Day of Remembrance

    November 20 is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a time to remember and honour the lives of trans and gender-diverse people murdered due to hate, prejudice, and discrimination. It was first held in 1999 to honour the memory of Rita Hester, whose 1998 murder in Boston, Massachusetts remains unsolved. In Canada, violence against diverse Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people is high and their experiences of gender-based violence is unique. But when we talk about gender-based violence, we rarely focus on their unique experiences, nor have we historically centred their solutions and ideas for change. Fae Johnstone, public speaker, consultant, educator and community organizer, joins us to shine a spotlight on the issues and the changes that need to happen.

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    • 23 min
    The Signal for Help

    The Signal for Help

    This bonus episode will get you up to speed on what's been going on with the Signal for Help, a simple one-handed gesture you can make without leaving a digital trace. It means "I need you to check in with me safely." We launched it in April 2020 in response to an increased risk of gender-based violence in the pandemic. By July 2020, 1 in 3 people in Canada knew about it or saw it being used and it had gone viral all over the world ... including on Tik Tok. Last week, we learned of a missing 16-year-old girl in the United States who used it in distress in a moving car and someone saw her and called 911. She was helped out of a dangerous situation and the person driving the car was arrested. We have gotten a lot of media interest in the Signal for Help and on the broader issue of what it means to support survivors of violence. Suzanne Duncan, Vice-President of Philanthropy at the Canadian Women's Foundation, addresses this huge spike in interest and what we can do to transform our culture of stigma to a culture of support.

    More on the Signal for Help: canadianwomen.org/signal-for-help

    Visit our website and donate today: canadianwomen.org

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    • 22 min
    The Trouble With Leaning In

    The Trouble With Leaning In

    Many of us know what it's like to be told to "lean in". And there are lots of articles on how women and equity-seeking people can better ask for what they need and want at work. It's all meant as helpful advice, but especially in a pandemic where we've experienced historic setbacks in gender equity in the labour market, how helpful is it? Does "leaning in" actually work? What are the more useful questions to ask about building gender justice at work, and what are some of the more useful answers? Sagal Dualeh, Director of the Investment Readiness Program at the Canadian Women's Foundation, speaks to this issue broadly, as well as to her specific work changing the landscape of entrepreneurship so more of us can access its opportunities and promises.

    More on the Canadian Women's Foundation's Investment Readiness Program: https://canadianwomen.org/irp-ppi 

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    • 28 min
    The Future for Millennials and Gen Z

    The Future for Millennials and Gen Z

    In this back-to-school season, we launched the Got Your Back campaign to support girls and gender-diverse young people in their struggles with mental health, healthy relationships, identity, belonging, and confidence in the pandemic. It got us thinking about future ramifications for diverse girls and young people – both millennials and Gen Z. We’re joined by Anjum Sultana, National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications at YWCA Canada, who shares what it would take to prevent a “lockdown generation” and why planning for the long-term is so important … especially since policy solutions too often take a short-term approach.

    Support the Got Your Back Campaign

    Read Preventing a Lockdown Generation: A Plan to Support Canada’s youth in post-pandemic recovery 

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    • 12 min
    Trafficking: Learnings From the Grassroots

    Trafficking: Learnings From the Grassroots

    The issue of trafficking is in Canadian news media all the time. But what is it? Why is the term so confusing? And why is it that matters of policing, prosecution, and prison dominate public policy discussions when learnings from the grassroots tell us a different story of what will effectively address this form of gendered violence? The realities are complicated, the impacts are highly intersectional, and Karen Campbell, Director of Community Initiatives and Policy at the Canadian Women's Foundation, helps us disentangle them.

    Read more: Sexual Exploitation/Trafficking: Essential Learnings from the Grassroots Anti-Trafficking Grants Program Evaluation Summary 2016-2021

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    • 23 min

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