Canadian Women's Foundation | Facebook | IROC2 | METRAC
Ontario Association of Art Galleries | Teesri Duniya Theatre
Visual Arts Centre | West Coast LEAF | YWCA Montreal
The Canadian Women's Foundation focused on the most critical challenges facing women and girls, and invest in the most effective solutions for long-term change:
- ENDING POVERTY: We help women living on low incomes by investing in programs that help them launch a small business, learn a skilled trade, or gain valuable work experience in a social purpose enterprise. We also bring together community organizations to share research, skills and best practices for women.
- STOPPING THE VIOLENCE: We help women in Canada to move out of violence by funding emergency shelters and programs that help survivors to rebuild their lives. We are working to end the crime of sex trafficking in Canada, by helping women and girls to escape from traffickers and by working with local stakeholders to create action plans. We also invest in school-based violence-prevention programs that teach girls and boys to stop the violence — for good.
- EMPOWERING GIRLS: We help girls in Canada to move into confidence by funding dynamic programs that engage their body, mind, and spirit. In these programs, at-risk girls can explore science and technology, play sports, learn to think critically, or take on leadership, in a supportive all-girl environment.
Within our project, the Canadian Women's Foundation will contribute to our research and practices around media-making and policy-making towards the sustained reduction of sexual violence and social attitudes that promote or tacitly condone rape culture within our universities. Anuradha Dugal, Director of Violence Prevention Programs at the Canadian Women's Foundation, will be leading the partnership and engagement with our project.
- Opportunities for researchers and students to engage with Facebook on various project initiatives over 7 years
- Support and contribution to the education and dissemination of information regarding the Facebook platform, its community standards, and the tools and projects focused on online safety and bullying
- Keeping researchers, the advisory board and the steering committee up to speed on new developments as they occur and provide first hand opportunities to engage with innovation on the issue of rape culture
Kevin Chan, the Director of Public Policy for Facebook Canada, will lead Facebook's engagement with our project, in addition to acting as Chair of the Advisory Board for the first 3 years of the project.
Over the 7 year partnership, IROC will contribute in several ways:
- Customizing and sharing their risk assessment content, questions, resources to help students think about what they are posting that can be incorporated into research surveys, focus groups, etc.
- Three (3) free 90 Minute presentations of our award winning Live Event for students, community events, various faculties and professional groups (dentistry, law, teacher education, psychology, arts-entertainment, technology) per year for 7 years.
- Providing access to their 1 day “on demand” video channel for 20 schools per year for 7 years.
Richard Guerry, founder of IROC, will lead the engagement with our project.
METRAC has been a champion of campus safety for years through its Campus Safety Audit process. Campus safety is a partnership between students, administration, faculty, employees and the broader community. METRAC's Campus Safety Audit process invigorates partnerships to improve the safety track record of campuses, from those in urban centres to rural areas to distance/online learning programs.
Wendy Komiotis, Executive Director, and Gabrielle Ross-Marquette, Communications Coordinator, will lead the engagement with our project.
1. To encourage close cooperation between the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Province of Ontario Council for the Arts [now the Ontario Arts Council] and other similar agencies.
2. To assist developing visual art centres in the Province.
3. To promote high standards of excellence and uniform methods in the care and presentation of works of art.
4. To serve as an advisory body in matters of professional interest.
The Ontario Association of Art Galleries was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1970 when the office of the secretariat was opened in Toronto.
Zainub Verjee, Executive Director of OAAG, will lead their collaboration with our project. She will also serve as a member of our Advisory Board.
Teesri Duniya will use theatre to critique, analyse and understand deep-rooted sexualized norms in universities. In so doing, it hopes to use theatre programs and pieces to encourage dialogue and help create safer spaces in universities. Storytelling, intercultural theatre, oral history and dissemination could be used as ways to highlight existing problems, heal survivors, restore dignity and generate a social dialogue about sexual violence in universities.
Rahul Varma, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Teesri Duniya Theatre, will lead their engagement with our project.
- To offer excellence and accessibility in the education and presentation of the visual arts.
- To provide a welcoming and stimulating environment that encourages the development of skill and creativity in each student.
- To nurture a sense of community in which all can learn from and value the support of fellow students, artists and teachers.
- To promote and advocate for the visual arts in the broader society and to foster alliances that help bring the visual arts more fully into the centre of our lives.
Natasha Reid, the newly-appointed Executive Director of the Visual Arts Centre, will lead their engagement with our project.
West Coast LEAF envisions a society in which women are full participants in all social, economic, and political activities. We believe that differences must be respected and supported by the law, and by social and institutional practices. West Coast LEAF is committed to a vision of feminism that is inclusive of persons who are transgender and/or intersex and of their equality rights to be free from sex and gender discrimination.
Kasari Govender, Executive Director of West Coast LEAF, will lead their collaboration with our project.
This mission has always been relevant. Throughout the years, the YWCA Montreal has continually evolved, adapting itself to the changing needs of women and girls and accompanying more than 300,000 of them on new paths to a better future.
With the support of its Foundation, the YWCA Montreal concentrates its efforts to reduce gender and social inequalities and exclusion as well as all forms of violence against women and girls. Its mission is to work together to build a better future for women and girls. The YWCA Montreal is inspired by a vision of an egalitarian society where women and girls have the power and opportunity to realize their full potential. Their work is focused on 4 key areas of action:
- Housing Services
- Employability Services
- Youth Services
- Community Services
The YWCA's engagement with our project will be led by Ann Decter, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at YWCA Canada.