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  Pardoning Father Who Killed Disabled Daughter Would Set Dangerous Precedent
July 30, 2018

Click here to read Carmela Hutchison's blog on Huffington Post. She shares her point of view on why pardoning Robert Latimer legitimizes violence against women with disabilities & sets dangerous pr... Continue reading



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  Tracy Latimer’s killer does not deserve a pardon
July 17, 2018

Click here to read Carmela Hutchison's blog on Rabble. The blog points out how ableism and violence against women and girls led to Tracy's murder by her father, and how it informs the public's view... Continue reading



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  Happy Birthday Canada from DAWN
July 1, 2018

On behalf of DAWN Canada’s staff, board, and members, we would like to wish the entire country a very happy birthday! We would like to acknowledge that Canada is built on unceded Indigenous lands. ... Continue reading



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  If we start today: Envisioning Equity for Women at Canada's 160
March 8, 2017

Canada is ‘celebrating’ 150 years in 2017. But where are we really as a country at 150 years? Depends who you are. With the highest rates of sexual violence and unemployment and a complete void i... Continue reading



  WORLD CANCER DAY 2017
Feb. 6, 2017

World Cancer Day takes place every year on the 4th February to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer. In addition to our annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign we continue to a... Continue reading



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  Human rights activism needs to shift to reflect reality!
Dec. 9, 2016

Canada’s record on human rights, particularly reports and findings that have been released this past year all have one common thread: each of them points to the fact that women and girls with dis... Continue reading



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  NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY 2016
June 21, 2016

  June 21st, 2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of Aboriginal Day in Canada. National Aboriginal Day is a time for all people to come together to learn about, celebrate and recognize the culture... Continue reading



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  Ageism and Ableism contribute to Abuse of Senior Women with DisAbilities
June 15, 2016

For ten years we have been marking June 15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) as a day to raise awareness of elder abuse. Today, as we contemplate WEAAD and what it means in Canada, I find... Continue reading



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  Equality Means Acknowledging Marginalized Women, Too
March 8, 2016

Bonnie Brayton’s International Women’s Day blog was published on Huff Post Canada. In this piece, Bonnie discusses the difference between equity and equality for women with disabilities. “Women w... Continue reading



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  IN FOCUS From the United Nations
June 15, 2015

Bonnie Brayton (far right) participates in Gender and Disability Forum with Naomi Navoce (Pacific Disability Forum, Fiji); Jhelena Chacon (Costa Rica) and Silvia Quan (CRPD Committee member & Tech... Continue reading



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  Happy Mother's Day?
May 8, 2015

CLICK to view infographic This year on Mother’s Day DAWN-RAFH Canada, in collaboration with Guelph University’s Centre for Families, Work and Well Being released Fast Facts on Mothering and DisAb... Continue reading



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  Guided tour in Montreal: When mental health jives with the history of Montreal!
May 7, 2015

      Mental health is invisible. In fact, mental health symptoms are rarely obvious.   The Montreal Guided Tour organized by Action Autonomie is a good opportunity to meet people dealing with me... Continue reading



  Human Rights 365 – for people with disabilities!
Dec. 10, 2014

The theme for the United Nations International Human Rights Day 2014 is “Human Rights 365”, reflecting the idea that human rights matter every day of the year. With this in mind, it is worth remem... Continue reading



  Get Screened! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct. 2, 2014

I Got Screened! Our Health Matters PSAYouTube Video : The following content comes from an external source and might use unaccessible elements. Skip this content.   A Message from the National E... Continue reading



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  October Blog Series
Oct. 30, 2013

Fran Odette, Senior Research and Development Consultant, DAWN-RAFH Canada My first mammogram experience was relatively flawless. But it’s hard to say whether it was because practitioners are more ... Continue reading



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  October Blog Series
Oct. 25, 2013

Like many women, I took the idea of cancer screening a little lightly. Even before my accident which rendered me quadriplegic, my appointments with my gynecologist were often very far apart becau... Continue reading



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  October Blog Series
Oct. 18, 2013

This is the way DAWN-RAFH Canada’s “leadership, partnership, and networking” mantra plays out like a 100 yard touchdown … to be where we are today, working alongside organizations like the Canadi... Continue reading