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Loss of a young leader

Christine Nieder

Sadly, Christine Nieder, a member of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students’ (NEADS) board of directors and a dedicated advocate for the rights of post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities in British Columbia died recently in Vancouver. The board, staff and membership of DAWN-RAFH Canada-RAFH wishes to express our …Continue reading Loss of a young leader

Action on MS: MS Society launches new report on MS

MS Report Cover
To mark the launch of this year’s 1 Day in May awareness campaign, the MS Society is releasing Action on MS. Action on MS details what impacts the quality of life for Canadians affected by MS and calls on federal, provincial and territorial governments to address these issues. The report draws from dialogue with over 6,000 Canadians affected by MS through the “Listening to People Affected by MS Initiative”. For more information about the initiative, visit

Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses

Shelter Network Calls on Federal Government to Develop a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women in Canada

Logo of the Canadian Network of Women's Shelters & Transition Houses
In 2010, there were 593 shelters for women survivors of abuse and their children operating in Canada with a total of 11,461 beds. That’s the kind of undiminishing reality that prompted the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses to launch the Mapping VAW Policies & Opportunities project last year. An emerging report funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation reviews gaps between existing policies and legislation in Canada related to violence against women (VAW).
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