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New Fact Sheet Series!

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Community Vitality Index Launched in Happy Valley-Goose Bay!

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NEW! Fact Sheet!

In recognition of May as Emergency Preparedness Month in Canada, FemNorthNet has launched a new fact sheet: “Emergency and Disaster Planning in the North.” Check it out to learn about why emergency and disaster planning are so important in the North, what unique challenges are faced in Northern contexts, and how an intersectional approach to planning can help cre…


DEADLINE EXTENTED ! Marta Danylewycz Memorial Fund now receiving applications

Deadline extended: March 27, 2015 at midnight

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The Marta Danylewycz Memorial Fund was established with the primary objective of continuing, promoting, and supporting work in women's history from a feminist perspective.  More specifically, the Fund supports historical research at the doctoral level in the following areas: women and ethnicity, women and religion, women and work, women and social reform, women and education, women and family. The Fund is administered by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women-Institut canadien de recherches sur les femmes (CRIAW-ICREF), Ottawa, Canada.

This award consists of one grant of $2,000. Each project is evaluated by members of a special jury, whose decisions are final.  No individual critiques can be provided.  If no submissions meet the jury's requirements, the grant money will be returned to the Fund for a possible double award the following year.

Doctoral students who are in the latter stages of their thesis or dissertation are eligible to apply.  There are no citizenship restrictions as long as the applicant is attached to a Canadian institution for the duration of the grant, or the research has application in the Canadian environment. Applications can be made in either official language, English or French.


  •   The subject matter of the research project must support the aims of the Fund, as described above.
  •   The research project must be well-defined in terms of objectives, implementation, and expected results, and must reflect good scholarship.


  • A short abstract (of a maximum of 1,000 words) outlining the work to be accomplished, including objectives of the study and expected completion dates.
  • A statement (of a maximum of 500 words) indicating how the project relates to the objectives of the Marta Danylewycz Fund, i.e., to the continuation, promotion and support of work in women's history from a feminist perspective.
  • A letter from the student’s supervisor, the director of the student’s graduate programme or the student’s department certifying enrolment in a Doctoral Programme and completion of all degree requirements with the exception of the thesis.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting the application.

Candidates should send one electronic copy of their C.V. and of their application (except the letters of recommendation, but including the names and emails of their referees) by midnight March 27, 2015 to Please indicate ‘Marta D. application’ in the subject line. Letters of recommendation should also be sent to by midnight March 24, 2015, with ‘Marta D. application – recommendation’ in the subject line. 

Call for Contributions!

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Calling ALL young Canadian women between the ages of 15-29!

What’s on your mind? What challenges do you feel feminists face today? What’s bugging you? Do you have an analysis, personal story, comment or rant that you want to share with others? Something you want to discuss related to popular culture, work, relationships, body image or anything else? We want to know!

The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women ( is calling for contributions to our new publication, The Feminist Word, showcasing the stories, point of views and opinions of diverse young Canadian women from coast to coast to coast. This electronic CRIAW publication will be widely distributed and available online. We plan to publish 3 issues a year.

The contribution must be free from all forms of discrimination (non-sexist, non-racist, non-homophobic, etc.) Written contributions should be under 700 words for individual authors or up to 1 400 words for collaborative pieces.

If art is more your thing, we are looking for artistic contributions for every issue!

Speak up!  We want to hear from you!

This call is open to ANYONE and EVERYONE who identifies as a young woman between the ages of 15 and 29. Please send your contributions by email to before December 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. 


Gender Justice for All! / Pour la justice de genre !

CRIAW is pleased to launch its new research initiative, Gender Justice for All! / Pour la justice de genre ! 



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