Social Media Toolkit from West Coast LEAF

West Coast LEAF, a partner on the iMPACTS Project, has released a social media toolkit featuring eight images to raise awareness about gender justice.

Published: 9 Aug 2020

Facebook Canada and Ontario Tech University Launch the Global Network Against Hate

Facebook Canada, who is a partner on the iMPACTS Project, announced that they are partnering with Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism to launch the Global Network Against Hate.

Published: 2 Aug 2020

Updates from the Institute for Human Development and Well-Being

The Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW) has been busy this summer as the world rapidly adapted to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges that have arisen, the IHDW has taken on many positive and successful projects. 

Published: 24 Jul 2020

Quebec Will Abolish Time Limits on Sexual Assault Lawsuits

The Quebec government recently tabled legislation that will abolish the time limits on sexual assault lawsuits. Currently, the time limit for sexual assault lawsuits is 30 years. This change to legislation, which would allow victims to sue for damages no longer how much time has passed since the sexual assault, has been long sought after by survivors and advocates.

Published: 6 Jun 2020

B.C. Government Announces $10 Million in Funding for Community-Based Sexual Assault Services

Today, the British Columbia government announced $10 million in funding over three years to community-based sexual assault programming. This is great news to community-based sexual assault programs, including West Coast LEAF, an iMPACTS Project partner.

Published: 26 May 2020

Op-Ed: COVID-19 Doesn’t Discriminate, But People Do

Research assistant and PhD student Rebecca Katz has written an op-ed piece about discrimination in the time of COVID-19. She explains: 

Published: 23 May 2020

SSHRC Partnerships Tool-Kit

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is a Canadian federal research-funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

Published: 15 May 2020

Dr. Shariff Offers Expertise on the Pandemic Paradox

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, along with other experts at McGill University, offered her expertise to the pandemic paradox Canadians are currently experiencing: they have been asked to go out and face the threat that has kept them home-bound for weeks. Dr.

Published: 10 May 2020

Op-Ed: How COVID-19 is Affecting Vulnerable Students

Carolyn Peris is a research assistant on IMPACTS, a special needs teacher in Montreal, and a big sister to a brother with Down Syndrome.

Published: 29 Apr 2020

Children's Rights Creative Contest from the Landon Pearson Centre

The Landon Pearson Centre is inviting children and young people aged 4-18 to share their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Folks are invited to express themselves through short stories, drawings, videos, and more. Winning entries will receive a cash prize and will be invited to publish in the Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights Special Issue 2021. 

Published: 20 Apr 2020

Sexual Harassment Workplace Training


Published: 16 Apr 2020

'You Clap for Me Now' Video Highlights the Role of Immigrant Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A video titled "You Clap for Me Now" features UK residents and people of foreign heritage reciting an anti-racist poem in order to highlight the crucial role immigrant workers are playing in the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published: 15 Apr 2020

Signal for Help Campaign Launches to Help People Experiencing Gender-Based Violence During Home Isolation

The Canadian Women’s Foundation, one of the IMPACTS Project partners, has announced its support for Signal for Help, an online initiativ

Published: 14 Apr 2020


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