AWH concerns are constantly evolving – local, national and international!

  • Violence against women
  • Availability of long term care
  • Conditions for women in prison
  • Gender wage gap
  • Child care
  • Child support clawbacks
  • Affordable housing
  • Trade agreements
  • Minimum wage

 

WHAT WE’RE DOING

September 2018-Sept. 2019

Letters Sent:
Region of Halton:
Feb. 11: Regional Chair Gary Carr on the Community Safety and Well Being Plan

Provincial:
Sept. 16: Lieutenant Governor regarding Premier Ford’s interference in municipal elections
Nov. 5: Lieutenant Governor regarding non Declaration of previously passed legislation, thus preventing it being enacted.
Jan. 5: Halton MPPs on Bill 47 proposed changes to Employment Standards Act
Feb. 5: All female MPPs on their unique opportunity to fight for women’s rights

Federal:
Nov. 7: MP Karen Vecchio, Chair, Standing Committee on Status of Women, on accommodation for victims escaping human trafficking
Nov. 30: Prime Minister on Statutory Minimum Sentences
Jan. 18: Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on use of Remand
Jan.18: MP Anthony Housefather, Chair, Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, on Assisted Reproduction

Briefs presented:
Dec. 4: Response to Government of Ontario request for consultation on Education -Curriculum design
Dec. 7: Pre-Budget comments to the Ontario Government

Guests:
Daughters of the Vote
Halton Advocates for Child Care

Meetings Sponsored:
Sept. 6: Visited MPP Stephen Crawford
Oct. 10: Met with Pam Damoff concerning the correctional system
Oct. 18: Persons’ Day: Hosted women mayoral candidates in municipal election
March: Visit to MPP Jane McKenna
Apr. 7: Panel on Pharmacare sponsored by Council of Canadians
April: Alex Sarchuk, Commissioner of Social and Community Services, Halton Region about the Community Safety and Well-Being report
May 8: Evening with Feminist lawyer Linda Silver Drainoff for our 10th anniversary. Her topic, From MeToo to Never Again

Events attended:
Sept.22: Take Back the Night, with an Information Booth
Jan. 19: Attended the Women’s March in Toronto

Organizations involved with:
Disability Justice Network of Ontario
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)
Grandmothers Act to Save the Planet (GASP)