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  Gender Equality Network of Canada (GENC) meeting in Vancouver
Dec. 14, 2018

    The Gender Equality Network of Canada (GENC) is a national network of more than 130 women leaders from across Canada, initiated by the Canadian Women’s Foundation and funded by Status of Women... Continue reading



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  Women's History Month 2018: Maria Barile (1953-2013)
Oct. 30, 2018

    October is Women’s History Month, a time selected by Status of Women Canada to celebrate all women, and an opportunity to celebrate great pioneers and their achievements. This year DAWN Canada... Continue reading



  Annual General Meeting 2017-2018
Oct. 18, 2018

    The DisAbled Women's Network of Canada will be hosting its Annual General Meeting:   Saturday, October 20th, 2018 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time National Head Office (Montreal, Québec) via WEB/TELECON... Continue reading



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  Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018
Oct. 1, 2018

  Throughout October 2018, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN Canada) will be sharing information to raise awareness of the barriers which limit access to ... Continue reading



  Pour les participant-es au Congrès international des recherches féministes dans la francophonie (CIRFF) 2018
Aug. 30, 2018

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  DAWN Newsletter Spring 2018
June 29, 2018

    Check out our Spring 2018 Newsletter. In this issue: Why are nearly half of all victims of violent victimization women with disabilities Our recent news, and they are many! AMPLIFY Newslette... Continue reading



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  For the attendees of the National Shelter Conference 2018
June 14, 2018

      Please find below useful resources for your consideration: National Shelters Conference presentation Poster: Wnat do women with disabilities and Deaf women in British Columbia need? Poster:... Continue reading



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  National Accessibility Week 2018
May 28, 2018

    May 27 to June 2, 2018 is National AccessAbility Week, an initiative to celebrate, highlight and promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces across the country. May i... Continue reading



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  DAWN Canada is recruiting: Education Program Assistant (Youth)
May 18, 2018

  The DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) / Réseau d'action de femmes handicapées (RAFH) Canada is a national cross-disability feminist organization serving women with disabilities and Deaf women in C... Continue reading



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  For the attendees of Addressing Gender-Based Violence Conference
April 24, 2018

    Please find below useful resources for your consideration: Video: In this 4 minute video DAWN Canada's National Executive Director Bonnie Brayton and BC Provincial  Project Coordinator Jewell... Continue reading



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  For the attendees of UN CSW62
March 13, 2018

    Please find useful resources for your consideration: - Poster representing what women with disabilities and Deaf women in Rural Canada need (English version) - Poster representing what women w... Continue reading



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  DAWN presentation at UN CSW62
March 12, 2018

    On March 13th, 2018 Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director of DAWN Canada will be presenting on Rural Women with Disabilities in Canada in New York as part of the Silent Tears Project and... Continue reading



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  Research in the works at DAWN Canada!
March 5, 2018

Beyond the UNCRPD: An Analysis of Key Issues Facing Canadian Women and Girls with Disabilities   Jihan Abbas   DAWN Canada is currently leading a research project to gain a better understanding of ... Continue reading



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  DAWN Newsletter Winter 2018
Feb. 20, 2018

  Check out our Winter 2018 Newsletter. In this issue: Why we need to put women with disabilities at the center of our national anti-violence agenda Remembrance and action on violence against wom... Continue reading



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  Best wishes 2018
Dec. 14, 2017

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  For the attendees of the webinar
Dec. 7, 2017

  Please find useful resources for your consideration: - “We Can Tell and We Will Tell” video (English version): http://bit.ly/2AFkwhw - “Nous pouvons dénoncer les abus et nous allons les dénonce... Continue reading



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  International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017
Dec. 6, 2017

  It’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Check out our infographic and Join our call to action to ensure that women with disabilities and Deaf women are more than a footnote in anti... Continue reading



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  WE ARE MOVING TO NEW MORE ACCESSIBLE OFFICES
Nov. 14, 2017

  Kindly note that our offices will be closed during the relocation beginning on Friday, November 17th and re-opening on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. Our office phone line w... Continue reading



  Notice of Annual General Meeting 2016-2017
Nov. 9, 2017

November 6, 2017   The DisAbled Women’s Network-Réseau d’action des femmes’ handicapées du Canada (DAWN-RAFH Canada) will be hosting its Annual General Meeting:   Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 4:... Continue reading



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  Hair and Breast Cancer Picasso
Oct. 31, 2017

  Diane Driedger is a poet, writer, visual artist and educator. Her first poetry book, The Mennonite Madonna, was published in 1999. She is author of the Last Civil Rights Movement: Disabled Peop... Continue reading



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  Maria Veronica Reina
Oct. 30, 2017

  It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our sister Maria Veronica Reina. She advocated for women with disabilities rights at international level, in particular she contributed to... Continue reading



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  AMPLIFY: DAWN Canada’s Summer 2017 newsletter is now available on our website!
Oct. 17, 2017

  AMPLIFY: DAWN Canada’s Summer 2017 newsletter is now available on our website! In this issue, we discuss the vulnerability of women with disabilities to become victims of human trafficking. We ... Continue reading



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  October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigils
Oct. 4, 2017

  Today, we stand in solidarity with all the Indigenous women of the Kanien’kehá:ka lands and all the territories now occupied by settlers.  We are now in a time of truth and reconciliation with ... Continue reading



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  Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017
Oct. 2, 2017

  Throughout October 2017, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN Canada) will be sharing information to raise awareness of the barriers which limit access to... Continue reading



  Why are People with Disabilities Being Given Help to Die, Instead of Help to Live?
Aug. 7, 2017

Carmela Hutchison on medical assistance in dying and women with disabilities YouTube Video : The following content comes from an external source and might use unaccessible elements. Skip this con... Continue reading



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  What do women with disabilities have to celebrate at Canada’s 150?
June 30, 2017

  Canada is ‘celebrating’ 150 years in this year.  But with the highest rates of sexual violence and unemployment and an historically persistent void, or should we say abyss in policy, programmin... Continue reading



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  Trafficking: Impact on People with Disabilities
June 18, 2017

  Bonnie Brayton is honoured to have been selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program at World Learning #IVLP educational tour “Healing the Wounds of Trafficking: A Pr... Continue reading



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  Information for IVLP Healing the Wounds of Trafficking Partners
June 16, 2017

  We have assembled a list of DAWN Canada resources for participants in the International Visitor Learning Program’s Healing the Wounds of Trafficking Tour, hosted by the United States Department... Continue reading



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  SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE VICTIMS OF CRIME
May 30, 2017

  In September 2013, DAWN Canada prepared a series of recommendations for the inclusion of people with disabilities in The Victims Bill of Rights. Our recommendations are based on years of work d... Continue reading



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  How do disabled mothers experience the world?
May 12, 2017

  For Mother’s Day this year we interviewed Jewelles Smith for her views on the main issues facing women with disabilities who are mothers. Jewelles is currently completing her PhD on mothering a... Continue reading



  Research and Communications Assistant
April 28, 2017

The DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) / Réseau d’action de femmes handicapées (RAFH) Canada is a national cross-disability feminist organization serving women with disabilities and Deaf women in Can... Continue reading



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  Making tax time accessible for all Canadians
April 11, 2017

Canadians with disabilities and the people supporting them know that the cost of overcoming barriers can really add up over the years. That’s why the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers credi... Continue reading



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  Being a caregiver doesn’t have to be taxing
April 11, 2017

When it comes to taking care of an aging parent, sometimes the best place for mom or dad is your own home. With a parent all set to move in, you’re ready to accept the challenge of caring for a l... Continue reading



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  FOR CRP SUMMIT 2017 ATTENDEES
April 5, 2017

Please find below relevant documents for your information: - DAWN’s Factsheet about Poverty - Parliamentary Brief on Economic Security of Women in Canada to FEWO Committee - Council of Canadians ... Continue reading



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  AMPLIFY: DAWN Canada Newsletter Winter 2017
April 3, 2017

Tackling systemic barriers is about collective responsibility and leadership This first issue of AMPLIFY is about recognizing the systemic barriers faced by women with disabilities and what those... Continue reading



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  FOR PSAC EQUITY CONFERENCE 2017 ATTENDEES
March 24, 2017

Please find below relevant documents for your information: - The Centennial Flame Research Award report by Diane Driedger  (English only) - DAWN Canada working with the Labour mouvement presentat... Continue reading



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  DAWN Canada and Girls Action Foundation team up !
March 7, 2017

Recognizing the realities of girls with disabilities and Deaf girls in Canada, Girls without Barriers (funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation) is a project dedicated to of increasing the parti... Continue reading



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  Groundbreaking partnership in Quebec with CCRW
March 7, 2017

Groundbreaking partnership in Quebec with CCRW (Canadian Centre for Rehabilitation and Work) focused on Young women with disabilities and employment!   DAWN Canada is delighted to be partnering w... Continue reading



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  Women Disability March
March 3, 2017

In a global women’s march that took place on January 21st 2017 organizers of a virtual disability march committed to promoting equality, diversity, and social inclusion of people with disabilitie... Continue reading



  Job Openings / Postes à pourvoir
Feb. 10, 2017

(The English version follows)   Le Conseil Canadian de la réadaptation et du travail recrute un-e Coordonnateur-Coordonnatrice de Programme et Animatrice-Prospectrice d’emploi de Programme pour so... Continue reading



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  AMPLIFY: DAWN Canada Newsletter Winter 2017
Jan. 27, 2017

Tackling systemic barriers is about collective responsibility and leadership This first issue of AMPLIFY is about recognizing the systemic barriers faced by women with disabilities and what those... Continue reading



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  In memory of Dianne Pothier - March 11, 1954 - January 3, 2017
Jan. 6, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our dear sister Dianne Pothier who passed away on January 3, 2017. Dianne graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1982 having won almost every... Continue reading



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  Are you a woman with an episodic disability?
Jan. 6, 2017

Are you a woman with an episodic disability? Have your say by participating to this important survey. The information will be used to develop resources to improve employment opportunities for wom... Continue reading



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  AMPLIFY: DAWN Canada Newsletter Winter 2017
Dec. 27, 2016

Tackling systemic barriers is about collective responsibility and leadership This first issue of AMPLIFY is about recognizing the systemic barriers faced by women with disabilities and what those... Continue reading



  In commemoration of Polytecnic Murder
Dec. 6, 2016

We Can Tell and We Will! (Subtitled) YouTube Video : The following content comes from an external source and might use unaccessible elements. Skip this content.   December 6, in commemoration o... Continue reading



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  RISE UP for women and girls with disabilities
Nov. 28, 2016

  RISE UP for women and girls with disabilities for 12 days? for 16 days?  Hell no! Until we get it right! In November 2016, I was invited to present to the Parliamentary Committee for the Status... Continue reading



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  FOR ENDING VIOLENCE ASSOCIATION BC CONFERENCE 2016 ATTENDEES
Nov. 25, 2016

Please find below relevant documents for your information: - Presentation of Jewelles Smith – LPS* National & BC Provincial Researcher & BC Project Coordinator – at EVA BC Conference - National A... Continue reading



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  Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016
Oct. 31, 2016

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016 comes to an end, have we reached our goal of preventing Breast cancer? According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN), in 2014, each day, an average... Continue reading



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  FOR RISE UP CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Oct. 21, 2016

Please find below relevant documents for your information: - The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) report: General comments (English only) - DAWN Canada Consultation wit... Continue reading



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  Breast Cancer and Return to Work
Oct. 17, 2016

DAWN Canada is launching our fourth (4th) annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women. We asked Dr. Lucie Kocum, Partnership Director at the Partnership for... Continue reading



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  Not everyone is in the Pink
Oct. 6, 2016

Not everyone is in the Pink: On collective responsibility for Breast Cancer Awareness “Pink madness” began showing up on football fields across North America on Sunday night and it will soon be i... Continue reading



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  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016
Sept. 30, 2016

Throughout October 2016, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN Canada) will be sharing research and stories to raise awareness of the barriers which limit ac... Continue reading



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  “With Sign Language, I am Equal”
Sept. 21, 2016

The International Week of the Deaf is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf, and it has been celebrated since 1958. More than 130 countries around the world will organize events, marc... Continue reading



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  Canada Day 2016!
June 30, 2016

Canada Day 2016! Canada Day is the national day of Canada celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867, which united three colonies into a single count... Continue reading



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  Share Your Voice
June 16, 2016

Be strong. Be safe. Be heard. Share Your Voice: Community Forum for Robust Safeguards in Bill C-14 Thursday, Ottawa, June 16th Presented by Bonnie Brayton National Executive Director DAWN Canad... Continue reading



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  Study on violence related to Deaf and disAbled women on campus
May 26, 2016

NEADS and DAWN Canada conducting research to determine prevalence of violence related to women with disabilities and Deaf women on campuses   May 26, 2016 (Montreal) The DisAbled Women’s Network ... Continue reading



  Study on violence related to Deaf and disAbled women on campus
May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016   NEADS AND DAWN Canada CONDUCTING RESEARCH TO DETERMINE PREVALENCE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AND DEAF WOMEN ON CAMPUSES IN CANADA   Click here to take the survey! T... Continue reading



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  REFLECTIONS ON MOTHERING AND DISABILITY
May 6, 2016

REFLECTIONS ON MOTHERING AND DISABILITY BY Jewelles Smith   I’m arriving at an interesting crossroad in my life this Mother’s Day. This past February, my eldest son moved out into his own apartme... Continue reading



  May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
May 5, 2016

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres has launched a campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace Draw The LineYouTube Video : Th... Continue reading



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  Celebrating Resiliency & Community Connection for Women of all Abilities
March 11, 2016

Zelda J. Rempel, DAWN Canada’s board representative from Saskatchewan delivered a key note address on March 7th entitled: “We’re All in this Together: Celebrating Resiliency & Community Connection... Continue reading



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  World Cancer Day 2016: ‘We can. I can.’
Feb. 4, 2016

World Cancer Day is marked on February 4, by the World Health Organization (WHO), to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. For people with disabilit... Continue reading



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  The Bite of the Mango
Feb. 1, 2016

The Bite of the Mango Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland Reviewed by Emily Gillespie In the autobiography The Bite of the Mango, written by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland, Mariatu shares ... Continue reading



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  Reflecting on our anti-violence work by Laurie Alphonse
Dec. 21, 2015

Traditionally, the holidays are a time of great reflection. As I reflect on work with DAWN-RAFH Canada that started with the In Focus Project in 2012 and now will continue with the Legislation, P... Continue reading



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  Parenting and disability interview
Dec. 16, 2015

  Jewelles Smith, PhD student, discusses parenting and disability on AMI radio: http://www.ami.ca/AMI-audio/Pages/AMI-Contact.aspx Continue reading



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  AMI Insights Interview
Dec. 14, 2015

  Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director, DAWN-RAFH Canada, discusses DAWN-RAFH Canada’s initiative on developing appropriate policy and service responses to violence against Women with Disa... Continue reading



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  International Human Rights Day 2015
Dec. 10, 2015

International Human Rights Day 2015 The theme for the United Nations International Human Rights Day 2015 is “Our rights. Our freedoms. Always”, commemorating the 50thanniversary of the two Intern... Continue reading



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  Disabled Women Activists Lead Anti-violence Initiatives Worldwide
Dec. 3, 2015

  Disabled Women Activists Lead Anti-violence Initiatives Worldwide   According to Catalina Devandas Aguillar, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities “little attention i... Continue reading



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  “Quand je ne veux pas, je dis non!”
Nov. 19, 2015

“Quand je ne veux pas, je dis non!” Let’s talk about sexual abuse and violence   “My name is Genevieve, Sarah, Annabelle…. “ “I am a young woman with an intellectual disability.” “And I was a vic... Continue reading



  Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015
Nov. 3, 2015

  As Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015 comes to an end, we want to thank all individuals and organizations that joined us during this month to raise awareness about Breast Cancer, including: Brea... Continue reading



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  My Boobs, My Health and My Life Matter by Emily Gillespie
Oct. 20, 2015

I am really happy to be sharing the views of our newest Blogger for DAWN-RAFH Canada, Emily Gillespie. Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Gender Equality and Social Justice, and recently complete... Continue reading



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  Infographic: Breast Cancer and DisAbility
Oct. 15, 2015

  Check out our infographic with our recommendations on how to break the physical and attitudinal barriers that women with disabilities and Deaf women face in accessing cancer screening. Find mor... Continue reading



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  Our Health Matters! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct. 1, 2015

  Access to breast care and prevention remains a huge challenge for more than half a billion women around the world!   We are launching this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month with some new res... Continue reading



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  DISABILITY ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF DAWN
Sept. 17, 2015

Attached FilesHerizons article FINAL on DAWN’s 30th anniversary Summer 2015 (Summary and PDFDocument) In this article, Penni Mitchell writes about the 30th anniversary of DAWN-RAFH Canada: 30 ... Continue reading



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  REMEMBERING MARIA BARILE
July 24, 2015

1953-2013 July 24, 2015 Two years ago today we lost one of our Founders and one of the most important feminist-disability activists in Canada in Maria Barile. Maria was ahead of her time in her v... Continue reading



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  Judith Snow, In Memoriam
June 2, 2015

Judith Snow June 1, 2015 Sadly, author, artist, renowned disability activist Judith Snow has died. In the 1980’s she successfully advocated for individualized funding for personal assistance so th... Continue reading



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  Congratulations Carmela !
May 28, 2015

Watch Ms Carmela Hutchison, President of DAWN-RAFH Canada, talking about her mental health experience. Carmela won the #MyMentalHealthRecovery contest hosted by the Schizophrenia Society of Alber... Continue reading



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  Are you a mom with a physical disability?
May 22, 2015

Are you a woman with a physical or mobility-limiting disability in the Greater Toronto Area and Southwestern Ontario who has given birth in the last 5 years?  Lesley Tarasoff is seeking women wit... Continue reading



  Visite guidée de Montréal : Quand santé mentale rime avec histoire de Montréal!
May 7, 2015

DAWN-RAFH President Carmela Hutchison discusses our social Media campaign We Can Tell We Will Tell on AMI Audio   Continue reading



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  Silent no more
March 23, 2015

In this article, Bonnie Brayton discusses the D.A.I. Supreme decision and the implications for people who have mental disabilities, especially women. The article was printed in the March/April is... Continue reading



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  Canadian Living Magazine ~ Change Makers
Feb. 13, 2015

Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director of DAWN-RAFH Canada, has been featured in the 40th Anniversary Edition of Canadian Living as one of Canada’s 40 top change-makers. The January 2015 edit... Continue reading



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  In Memoriam - Sister Judi Johnny (1949 – 2015)
Feb. 9, 2015

“We learned to advocate for each other, as well as ourselves,” she said, and looking to the future: “One day when I get the strength to start again we’ll get people together.” It is with great sa... Continue reading



  Does a zero-deficit fiscal policy breed social equality?
Feb. 5, 2015

(Montreal) February 5, 2015  The DisAbled Women’s Network / Le Réseau d’action des femmes handicapées (DAWN-RAFH) Canada, along with other disability rights groups are outraged to learn via “Le De... Continue reading



  Through the eyes of Anne Jarry
Jan. 27, 2015

An article of an exceptional woman who makes a difference. Attached FilesArticle Le Devoir Dans le regard de Anne Jarry (Summary and WordDocument) Continue reading



  Challenges of a great South-African enterpreneur
Jan. 21, 2015

Here is an article written by Ms Sebenzile Matsebula from South Africa. Ms Sebenzile is an incredible leader and a great enterpreneur woman with disabilities. Attached FilesEntrepreneurship RI ND2... Continue reading



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  Canadian Living blog about health access
Dec. 29, 2014

Here is the link to Canadian Living Health blog feature on DAWN Canada and CACL’s access to health care initiative : http://m.canadianliving.com/#!/blog-health/is-our-health-care-system-forgettin... Continue reading



  Support women in telling their stories of abuse
Dec. 4, 2014

According to the United Nations, there are one billion people with disabilities in the world, more than half of which are women, making them the largest minority group on the planet. And yet this ... Continue reading



  DAWN-RAFH Canada launches campaign to document women’s stories of abuse
Nov. 28, 2014

Bonnie's Story of AbuseYouTube Video : The following content comes from an external source and might use unaccessible elements. Skip this content.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 27, 2014  (M... Continue reading



  We Can Tell And We Will!
Nov. 27, 2014

We Can Tell and We Will!YouTube Video : The following content comes from an external source and might use unaccessible elements. Skip this content.  We Can Tell and We Will! (Subtitled) YouTube... Continue reading



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  Tell us your story!
Nov. 27, 2014

TELL US YOUR STORY! DAWN-RAFH Canada calls on women with disabilities and Deaf women to come forward with their stories of violence and abuse. We know that women with disabilities and Deaf women ... Continue reading



  Women refute disability arguments for sex trade
Nov. 6, 2014

Attached FilesHERIZONS Article (Summary and PDFDocument) Continue reading



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  Womens with disabilities - The fight for dignity
Oct. 30, 2014

Attached FilesHerizons v28n2 Fall 14 – Women with DisAbilities (Summary and PDFDocument) This article was originally published in the the Fall 2014 issue of Herizons   Continue reading



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  Save Canada Post
Oct. 17, 2014

Court Challenge Launched Against the Elimination of Door-to-Door Delivery Via CUPW - For Immediate Release October 16, 2014 OTTAWA – Representatives from seniors’ groups and organizations for peo... Continue reading



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  A Bold Vision - Women's Leadership Conference
Oct. 1, 2014

This is a recreated image of 23 women visionaries shown next to an image of the 23 Fathers of Confederation. Taken at A Bold Vision Conference (http://aboldvision.ca/home) September 2014. Charlott... Continue reading



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  Women Boldly Visioning our Future
Sept. 19, 2014

Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director, DAWN-RAFH Canada Join me for a panel discussion on Inclusion and Access at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, September 30, 2014 Attached Fil... Continue reading



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  Accessible Health Care for People with Disabilities
Aug. 22, 2014

Bonnie Brayton with Ainslee MacLellan on CBC Montreal Daybreak LISTEN NOW: Bonnie Brayton, DAWN-RAFH Canada National Executive Director and Isabelle Ducharme, spoke about the need for accessible h... Continue reading



  Women's Worlds 2014: A message about inclusion
Aug. 18, 2014

At the 2011 Women’s Worlds Congress, the organizers ensured that all women, including young and older women, women of colour, indigenous women, women with disAbilities and Deaf women, lesbians, qu... Continue reading



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  The world has lost a much loved and respected being
Aug. 11, 2014

Sharon was a warrior woman who cared passionately about social justice. On Thursday July 10, 2014, she died unexpectedly from complications related to surgery. The world has lost a much loved and... Continue reading



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  Loss of leader in episodic and chronic illness - Elisse Zack
Aug. 4, 2014

Update: A Celebration of the life of Elisse Zack To celebrate a life well-lived and a person well-loved. Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 Place: The 519 Church Street Community Centre, Toronto ... Continue reading



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  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD 2014)
June 13, 2014

The United Nations General Assembly has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1... Continue reading



  Without a Voice: Women with DisAbilities and Victimization
June 13, 2014

Without a voiceYouTube Video : The following content comes from an external source and might use unaccessible elements. Skip this content.   Update: “WITHOUT A VOICE” will air again on Septemb... Continue reading



  Launch of a new Inclusive Practices Toolkit!
April 25, 2014

In collaboration with FemNorthNet and the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) , the Disabled Women’s Network of Canada is launching our brand new resource “Diversity ... Continue reading



  A Bold Vision Conference Visionary Announcement
April 9, 2014

A Bold Vision - Visionary AnnouncementYouTube Video : The following content comes from an external source and might use unaccessible elements. Skip this content.   It has just been announced th... Continue reading



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  Recommendations for Canada's Victims Bill of Rights
April 4, 2014

In light of Minister Harper’s announcement yesterday on Bill C-32 , the Canadian victim’s bill of rights, the Disabled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN-RAFH Canada) is releasing recommendations ... Continue reading



  Job Posting
March 24, 2014

Summary of Position The Communications & Development Coordinator reports to the National Executive Director and has overall responsibility for Communications & Development, including ensuring a co... Continue reading



  Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations
Feb. 4, 2014

January 31 2014 (Please circulate widely within your networks) The DisAbled Women’s Network – Réseau d‘action des femmes handicapées du Canada (DAWN-RAFH Canada) will be hosting its Annual General... Continue reading



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  Learning Network Newsletter # 7: Infographic
Jan. 13, 2014

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE FOR THE ASL VERSION OF THE NEWSLETTER Infographic Over half a billion women and girls in the world have a disability More than 1 out of 6 wome... Continue reading



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  Learning Network Newsletter: ASL Version
Dec. 22, 2013

Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children’s Learning Network partnered with the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada to develop this resource on viole... Continue reading



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  Press Release
Dec. 9, 2013

Lilia Goldfarb, YWCA Montreal - Hélène Lépine, President of YWCA Montreal - The Honorable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister for Status of Women and Minister of Labour - Bonnie Brayton, Executive Dire... Continue reading



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  Launch: Learning Network Newsletter #7
Dec. 3, 2013

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities here in Canada and around the World. To mark this occasion, The DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada – Réseau d’action des femmes handicapées... Continue reading



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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 31, 2013

Betty Anne Gagnon and her friend and former roommate Suzanne Jackett. October 31, 2013 (Montreal) The Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench today pronounced sentencing in the case of Betty Anne Gagnon, ... Continue reading



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  Fact sheet
Oct. 28, 2013

Attached FilesFact sheet – Women with Disabilities and Breast Cancer Screening (Summary and PDFDocument) Continue reading



  Interview with Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
Oct. 20, 2013

AMI interview with Doris Rajan on report about women with disabilities and unequal access to breast cancer screening. Doris Rajan of DAWN Canada discusses her recent report indicating women with d... Continue reading



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  International Day of the Girl 2013!
Oct. 11, 2013

DAWN-RAFH Canada is proud to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Today we celebrate Girls with Disabilities and Deaf Girls here in Canada and around the world who deserve to be free from ... Continue reading



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  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct. 2, 2013

According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, one in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. In 2013, there will be an estimated 23,800 Canadian women ... Continue reading



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  National Seniors Day 2013
Oct. 1, 2013

National Seniors Day 2013YouTube Video : The following content comes from an external source and might use unaccessible elements. Skip this content.   On October 1, 2013, the Disabled Women’s ... Continue reading



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  New Report on Arthritis in the Workplace
Sept. 11, 2013

In light of September being Arthritis Awarness Month, the Arthritis Society has released a new report on arthritis and its impact in the workplace: The Arthritis Society has contributed to a new ... Continue reading



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  Violence Against Women in Canada Factsheet
Aug. 30, 2013

One of our national partners, the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, will soon be publishing a comprehensive fact sheet on violence against women: In spite of decades of re... Continue reading



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  Representation on Canada's bills
July 26, 2013

National Executive Director of DAWN-RAFH Canada, Bonnie Brayton, spoke to journalist Fiona Buchanan from Postmedia News  Ottawa about who she thinks should be represented on Canadian bills in lig... Continue reading



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  Episodic Disabilities Network (EDN) Policy Dialogue
July 5, 2013

On April 17th, Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director of DAWN-RAFH Canada, participated in a policy dialogue convened by the Episodic Disabilities Network (EDN) in Ottawa to develop a strate... Continue reading



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  DAWN-RAFH Canada Newsletter
June 30, 2013

News from the DisAbled Women’s Network: New Accessible Website - DAWN Canada launched a new, completely accessible website on March 28th. Check it out here: https://www.dawncanada.net/ Policy Dia... Continue reading



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  SYBIL MURRAY-DENIS, IN MEMORIAM
June 27, 2013

Sybil Murray-Denis, one of the founders of Action des femmes handicapées Montréal (AFHM) passed away on June 27, 2013 at the age of 76. Continue reading



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  Honouring the life of Betty Anne Gagnon
June 11, 2013

Betty Anne Gagnon and her friend and former roommate Suzanne Jackett. *News Update 06/27/13: Psychiatric assessments of Denise and Michael Scrivens were not completed in time for sentencing on Jun... Continue reading



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  Universal access to supermarkets and pharmacies
June 10, 2013

Montréal, June 6, 2013 – As part of the Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse released today findings of an awareness... Continue reading



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  Invitation to Press Conference June 19th, 2013
June 10, 2013

You are invited to join the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN-RAFH Canada) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) at a press conference: Date: June 19th, 2013 Time: 8:00AM – 9:00AM ... Continue reading



  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2013
June 10, 2013

To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State for Seniors, held a press conference on June 10, 2013 in Toronto to launch DAWN-RAFH Canada and the Canadian ... Continue reading



  Suzanka: a film by Kuen Tang
June 3, 2013

SuzankaYouTube Video : The following content comes from an external source and might use unaccessible elements. Skip this content.   Video description: This video is a short film by Kuen Tang a... Continue reading



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  Submit Your Videos!
May 27, 2013

Are you a woman with a disability or Deaf woman who has created a film or video about your experiences? The DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN-RAFH Canada) is looking to feature videos or s... Continue reading



  Moving forward together
May 25, 2013

OTTAWA (Ontario), April 21, 2013 – Sue O’Sullivan, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime marked National Victims of Crime Awareness Week by recognizing the challenges victims face and urging the ... Continue reading



  HUMA Parliamentary Committee: April 16, 2013
April 17, 2013

On April 16, 2013 Carmela Hutchison, president of the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada and Bonnie Brayton, Executive Director of the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada presented at the HUMA Parl... Continue reading



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  New Accessible Website!
March 27, 2013

DAWN-RAFH Canada is launching its new completely accessible website on March 28th, 2013! Join us for a launch in the Maison Parent-Roback and discussion with website developer Anne Pelletier wher... Continue reading