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Press Releases

Young Women Speak Their Truths and Build Their Strengths in Saskatoon, November 18-21 2011

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Presented by the Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Girls Action Foundation

As part of the Indigenous Young Women: Speaking Our Truths, Building Our Strengths project, a national gathering is taking place in Saskatoon November 18th to 21st bringing together self-identified Indigenous young women including those who identify as trans, Two Spirit, and gender non-conforming between the ages of 16 to 25; seeking to meet young women where they are at.

"It is a critical time for young Indigenous women to come together and make our voices heard through these important community leadership initiatives, on our own terms,” says Jessica Yee, Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.

A partnership between the Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Girls Action Foundation, this national gathering focuses on Indigenous young women’s leadership, empowerment, solidarity-building, and ending violence. Lead by a peer Advisory of ten Indigenous young women from all across Canada, it will also provide opportunities to learn teachings from Elders and other traditional teachers and mentors. Indigenous women’s strength has always existed in Indigenous communities, and it continues to grow.

April 27 2011 - If young women voted, would things change?

If young women voted, would things change?
Girls Action Foundation brings young women together to strengthen their political power

Montreal, Quebec – April 27, 2011 The voting rate among young women aged 18 to 24 was only 38.5% in the last federal election (Elections Canada).
To encourage young women to take their power into their own hands, Girls Action Foundation delivers leadership programs for girls and young women and distributes tools like “Step it Up: A young women’s guide to influencing public policy.”

To read the full release, click here.

March 8 2011 - National Opinion Poll & Results on Girls in Canada Today

The LIGHT A SPARK campaign creates an inspiring movement for positive change

"The belief that girls and boys should have equal rights and privileges is fundamental to what it means to be Canadian," according to over nine in ten (93%) Canadians in a newly released Angus Reid poll.   The national survey, commissioned by Girls Action Foundation, also shows significant public concern about the specific challenges faced by girls..."

To read the press release, click here.


MONTREAL, QC – November 29, 2010 – Girls Action Foundation congratulates Tatiana Fraser, Executive Director, for being announced as a recipient of the prestigious 2010 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards, in the Champions category.

“I share this award with thousands of girls, young women, mentors, and hard-working community groups across Canada who are dedicated to girls’ empowerment,” says Fraser.



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Gender Matters: Girls Action Foundation research adds to call for inclusion of gender in mental health

In 2003, the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology published The Health of Canadians – The Federal Role, which studied the state of the Canadian health care system. While it addressed many important issues relating to mental health, it did not acknowledge the effects of gender on mental health.

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Kickaction Goes Carnivalesque!

Carnivalesque describes a place where ordinary life and its rules are temporarily suspended and everyday social hierarchies are overturned by normally suppressed voices. In keeping with this subversive revelry and to celebrate the Girls Action Foundation National Day of Action on February 14, kickaction.ca will host a month-long blogging carnival!