For Caitlyn…and the Other 286 Women

For Caitlyn…and the Other 286 Women

Why I am running a half marathon on June 28, 2015         By Angela Marie MacDougall Leanne called me a few weeks back, about her sister, Caitlyn.  Leanne loves her sister and understands all too well Caitlyn’s experiences of childhood trauma and serious physical, sexual and emotional abuse experienced during a 12… Continue Reading

Coalition Calls on the Federal Government to Fully Restore Recent Funding Cuts to the Quebec Native Women’s Association and Honouring the Circle Transitional Shelter

Coalition Calls on the Federal Government to Fully Restore Recent Funding Cuts to the Quebec Native Women’s Association and Honouring the Circle Transitional Shelter

Coalition Calls on the Federal Government to Fully Restore Recent Funding Cuts to the Quebec Native Women’s Association and Honouring the Circle Transitional Shelter PRESS STATEMENT- May 26, 2015 Vancouver, B.C., Coast Salish Territory A Coalition on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls is denouncing federal funding cuts to the Quebec Native Women’s Association… Continue Reading

Why Are We Walking On June 28, 2015?

Why Are We Walking On June 28, 2015?

Violence against women affects all individuals regardless of age, class, gender, race, or education level. I am walking on June 28 to bring awareness that many different forms of violence against women exist in our society today and everyone has a responsibility to end it. This important annual fundraiser, bringing in critical funds that allow… Continue Reading

Seven Assaults Against Five Women ~ Why Does Society Put Him On A Pedestal?

Seven Assaults Against Five Women ~ Why Does Society Put Him On A Pedestal?

Why society glorifies professional athletes charged with abuse  May 4 – Saturday’s boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history. Amid all the hype and big name guest stars — is a serial batterer of women. So why then does society put professional athletes like… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day, Empowerment and Cookies

Mother’s Day, Empowerment and Cookies

Business and Non-Profit Partnerships Adding Value for the Betterment of Community Solly’s Bagelry is a very popular place, a Vancouver institution, established in 1994.  In addition to over a dozen varieties of hand-rolled boiled bagels, Solly’s features world famous cinnamon buns, chocolate Babka, Rugoleh, strudel, mandelbroit, knishes, blintzes, challah, meringues, macaroons and so much more.… Continue Reading

10 Week Support Group for Women

10 Week Support Group for Women

A healing space for women who have experienced abuse in an intimate relationship to share their experiences, strengths, skills, and knowledge. This support group is made to create a safe environment where women are provided with support and information about self-awareness, assertiveness skills, understanding and managing emotions, abusive relationships, and fulfilling relationships. Participants in this… Continue Reading

Local Sex Worker Serving Consortium Launch Report on Services for Those Who Wish To Exit the Sex Industry

Local Sex Worker Serving Consortium Launch Report on Services for Those Who Wish To Exit the Sex Industry

Press Release For Immediate Release May 4, 2015 Local Sex Worker Serving Consortium Launch Report on Services for Those Who Wish To Exit the Sex Industry Vancouver, BC – In an effort to respond to the existing gaps and effectively meet the needs of those who do sex work, five community organizations with a vast range… Continue Reading