Speak Out On Sexual Assault – The Ghomeshi trial highlighted the need to strengthen protections and support for survivors of sexual assault. Thanks to all who completed our short survey and shared your views and weighed in on YWCA Toronto's advocacy agenda.
Support Investment In Poverty Reduction – Toronto's 2016 budget does not improve access to affordable housing or child care for women living in poverty. It allocates only $5 million – out of a budget of more than $10 billion — to new initiatives aimed at reducing poverty. Contact your City Councillor and urge them to support real investment in poverty reduction.
Canada’s National Anthem is for All of Us – Join the call for Members of Parliament to revise the national anthem to make it gender neutral and inclusive. Thanks to all who signed this petition, this legislation is currently in the senate.
We’re Up For Debate – Support a national television federal party leader’s debate on women’s issues. Thanks to all who signed this petition, an alternative event took place with the participation of three of four party leaders.
Vote Child Care – Federal party leaders must commit to providing the funding and leadership required to make affordable, quality child care a reality for parents in Toronto and across Canada. Join the call for a national child care strategy. Thanks to all who signed this petition, child care became a key issue in the federal election campaign.
Say No to Action Bronson’s Misogyny – Help stop musician Action Bronson from holding a concert at Yonge-Dundas Square because of the misogynist content of his lyrics. Thanks to all who signed this petition, the concert was cancelled.