Christine's Blog

– Guest writer: Mike Thiessen Financial legacy isn’t just about what ends up being bequeathed in a will; it’s about consciously choosing to invest your money in a way that aligns with your values. In a world where climate change is no longer a looming threat, but something we’re actively contending with, Earth Day provides […]

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Can strong women challenge social norms that will lead change to end gender violence, increase access to justice for survivors and advance women rights? Yes.  But to truly advance equality, it is going to take a few good men. In countries where we work patriarchy can seem entrenched — in families, in schools, in communities, […]

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– Guest writer: Sue May Talbot There have been major strides made in advancing equality for women and girls globally — Crossroads International has been working to advance equality for women and girls in developing countries, the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have shone a spotlight on the prevalence of sexual harassment, and Period. End of Story. […]

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When I saw the late-night amber alert I got a lump in my throat. The next morning brought the heartbreaking news. Riya Rajkumaran, an 11-year-old Brampton, Ontario girl, was dead, murdered, as we later learned, by her father. Riya’s murder is not an isolated act in Canada. On average, every 2.5 days one woman or […]

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– Guest writer: Sue May Talbot As BlackRock CEO Larry Fink outlined in a letter to CEOs last year, it’s no longer acceptable for a business to operate solely for profit — purpose is becoming paramount. And his message is resonating: the global impact investing market is expected to reach $307-billion by 2020. A recent study […]

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Much has been said and written, including in this space, about global challenges we now face. At times during the past year it felt that progress made in building a better world had stalled, or worse, was actively being dismantled. This was especially true for women and the most vulnerable. From the vitriol on social […]

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