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Alright, Now What?

Alright, Now What?

By Canadian Women's Foundation
Welcome to Alright, Now What?, a podcast from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. On this show we’re asking, how does a pandemic affect the most marginalized people among us? And how do we get from there, to where we want to be?

We’ll be talking to our resident experts about the pandemic’s impact on women and girls, and which structures are failing women during this emergency.

Then we’ll be looking forward, to uncover how we can use this challenging time not to go “back to normal,” but instead to invest in a new normal where gender equality is our reality.
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BONUS: Federal Budget 2021
In April, the federal government unveiled a federal budget that includes historic investment in childcare, action on gender-based violence, and other issues of relevance to gender equality matters in Canada. This bonus episode discusses some of the major elements of that budget and what the implications might be moving forward into the future.
April 29, 2021
Building Accountable, Equitable Futures
In this final episode of the season, we talk about how to consistently build accountability and equity into our feminist fundraising and investing practices going forward, with guest Nadia Djinnit from the Cooperation Council of Ontario.
March 3, 2021
Trust, Relationships, and Burn-out
Building trusting relationships between all philanthropic partners is key to a thriving, equitable sector. This week on the show, we're joined by Raisa Borshchigova from Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights to talk about how we can redefine giving through collective care, and by listening to and respecting the expertise of activists and front-line workers. 
February 24, 2021
Challenging Best Practices: Moving Past the “Conversation Industrial Complex”
Feminist philanthropists aren't afraid to be challenged. This episode we're joined by Vidya Nair from the Equality Fund and Kerry-Jo Ford Lyn from the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice to discuss how we can undo some of our long-held fundraising best practices in order to move into meaningful action.
February 17, 2021
Redefining Giving
Join us for the third season of Alright, Now What?, a podcast that’s all about systemic change and the journey towards gender justice. This season we’re partnering with our friends at the Equality Fund and Community Foundations of Canada to bring you 4 jam-packed episodes with incredible guests who are engaged in fundraising and feminist activism. We'll be digging deep into feminist philanthropy, and how can we redefine the future of giving.
February 10, 2021
Ending Gender-Based Violence: What it Takes
To end gender-based violence before it starts, we need violence prevention and intervention. And rather than seeing violence as something inevitable, advocates view it as something that can be ended with the right mix of policy, practice, funding, services, supports, and education. We're closing this season by speaking to Rachael Crowder, the Executive Director of the Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre, and Lisa Jewell,  the Outreach and Housing Coordinator at Fort Saint John Women's Resource Society.
December 15, 2020
Emotional Abuse in the “Shadow Pandemic”
When we think about gender-based violence, we tend to think about physical abuse. But there are hidden forms of violence, including manipulation, control, name-calling, gaslighting, and isolation, that often go unaddressed. This week, we're chatting with Anuradha Dugal and Jacqueline Hall about what emotional abuse looks like in the COVID-19 pandemic, and what we can do about it. 
December 8, 2020
16 Days, 16 Ways to Act Together
In times of crisis, inequality grows and vulnerable communities can be left behind. That's why the Canadian Women’s Foundation and The Body Shop Canada are teaming up during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (Nov. 25 to Dec. 10) to #ActTogether and encourage people to take action on gender-based violence in Canada.
December 1, 2020
BONUS: The Future of Recovery
We’re working on bringing you a second season, and we’re so excited about it. But for now, we have some pressing new data we need to share with you.
August 25, 2020
The Future of All of Us
We’ve spent four episodes breaking down just how deeply COVID-19 is impacting women, and particularly low-income, racialized, and gender-diverse folks. But the question remains – what are we doing about it? And how can you help? This final episode is about the future of us, and that means all of us.
August 4, 2020
The Future of #MeToo
This week we're talking about the Me Too Movement, workplace harassment during the pandemic, and what we can do to end it for good. Join us as we discuss the climate surrounding sexual violence in Canada with our own Keetha Mercer and Michelle Squires.
July 27, 2020
The Future of Normal
This week, we're talking about how the pandemic has impacted the women's sector, and the future of gender equality in Canada. Join us in conversation with Pamela Uppal, a Policy Director with the Ontario Nonprofit Network, and our own Anuradha Dugal. 
July 20, 2020
The Future of Safety
We know that the social isolation measures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic are making it more difficult for those who are at risk of abuse or violence to safely reach out for help. In this episode, we're talking about gender-based violence during COVID-19 with our own Keetha Mercer and Jacqueline Hall. Join us as we dig into the numbers and envision solutions. 
July 13, 2020
The Future of Work
In this episode we're talking all about child care, work, and the gendered impacts of COVID-19 with our own Karen Campbell and Ann Decter. Join us as we uncover why women in the workforce are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and what policies or actions would need to be in place at work and at home for a truly gender-equal workforce to be achieved.
July 2, 2020