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Tuesday September 16th, 2014




FemNorthNet News

Community Vitality Index Launched in Happy Valley-Goose Bay!

On Thursday June 12, in Happy Valley - Goose Bay FemNorthNet researcher Leah Levac launched the Community Vitality Index (CVI), a comprehensive tool for tracking women's wellbeing in Happy Valley - Goose Bay over time.…

NEW! Fact Sheet!

In recognition of May as Emergency Preparedness Month in Canada, FemNorthNet has launched a new fact sheet: “Emergency and Disaster Planning in the North.” Check it out to learn about why emergency and disaster planning are so important in the North, what unique challenges are faced in Northern contexts, and how an intersectional approach to planning can help cre…

Newly released! Inclusive Practices Toolkit!


In partnership with DAWN-RAFH Canada (The DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada), the Community Inclusions and Exclusions theme group of FemNorthNet has produced a toolkit to assist individuals and organizations with planning and carrying out inclusive processes and events. 


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Happy National Aboriginal Day!

In honour of National Aboriginal Day in Canada, the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) would like to acknowledge our location on Algonquin territory as well as the legacy of colonization upon North America’s Indigenous peoples. CRIAW is fortunate to have Indigenous women leaders involved in all aspects of our work—volunteering, contributing to research, running community engagement activities, and raising awareness of women’s issues in their communities.

Take a moment to learn more about the issues that have an impact on Indigenous women in Canada and to look at some of the resources CRIAW has developed for engaging diverse women in Canada:

Indigenous Women Leaders

Call for Nominations!

The Nominating Committee of the CRIAW Board is currently inviting nominations to be considered for the slate of candidates to be presented to the membership at our next Annual General Meeting in September 2014.We are currently looking for enthusiastic new Board members who are interested in building CRIAW’s research capacity and diversifying our funding base, by assisting with increasing our individual members and developing new funding partners. 

New Report! Women's Leadership in the North!

Developing Women Leaders in Northern Communities, documents the unique models and processes created and implemented by four northern communities, in partnership with FemNorthNet, to encourage the participation of women whose voices are normally underrepresented in community decision-making.

Click here to download the report

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