Friday, June 22

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Women cannot work at a worthwhile job without quality child care

  • An editorial in the Daily Observer says: It is hard to understand why our senior levels of government have not realized that women cannot work at a worthwhile job without child care, quality child care, the kind of care that will give women equal treatment in the workforce and provide our children, no matter what economic conditions they may live in, the best possible chance to succeed.

Aboriginal Poverty - Canada's Dirty Little Secret

  • Canadians wouldn't stand for it if they knew. It's this country's dirty little secret. Poverty among Canada's first nations peoples rivals Third World conditions.While most children in this country sleep one to a bed every night, many first nations children share a two-bedroom house with 10 or more people

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention gets new funds

  • Today's SWC announcement of the extension of the mandate for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada's (INAC) Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) until 2012 is great news. This extension will help 35 existing shelters and go towards construction of up to five new shelters


  • Women who use make-up on a daily basis are absorbing almost 5lb of chemicals a year into their bodies, it is claimed.

Eating disorders in adult women on the rise

  • According to science journalist Trisha Gura, whose book Lying in Weight: The Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women was released in May, the number of women older than 30 seeking treatment for eating disorders has tripled in North America over the past 15 years.

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