Canadian youth – particularly young women – report increased anxiety, depression and stress

The Prosperity Project tracking poll also shows optimism about job prospects TORONTO, July 21, 2021 – More than half of Canadian youth, and nearly two-thirds of young women, feel that their anxiety, depression and stress levels are higher now than at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Prosperity Project tracking poll.    Conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights in partnership with The Prosperity Project, the third cross-country survey found 55% of Canadian youth (16-29…

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The Matching Initiative: Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment

Named after the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons, the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment was established in 2014 to provide programs for girls aged 7 to 17 to support their mental, physical and social well-being. Based in Etobicoke, Ontario, the Jean Augustine Centre provides programs, camps and workshops to…

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A post-pandemic prosperity plan for women: Drawing inspiration from Rosie the Riveter, 80 years later

One of the few bright spots of COVID-19 is that it has highlighted an ugly truth and created a sense of urgency to address it: Working women face disproportionate challenges. Policy-makers and employers are responding by introducing accommodations that will shape the future of work. Huge public-sector investments in infrastructure, together with rapid advancements in science and technology, are also…

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A Statement from our Founder on Kamloops Indian Residential School

I would like to express The Prosperity Project’s profound sorrow over the tragic news of the remains of the 215 children found on the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. To our Founding Visionaries Roberta Jamieson and Vianne Timmons, and Visionaries Michèle Audette, Chastity Davis and Denise Williams, we stand in solidarity with you, the K’emlúps te Secwépemc…

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