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EquiTalks: Bridging our Diversities

Equitas is pleased to announce the upcoming EquiTalks: an inspiring panel discussion with Marie-Claude Landry, the Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, on Tuesday, October 25th, at 5 PM EST. This panel discussion will feature thought leaders committed to building a culture of human rights. A cocktail will be [...]

Peace Days 2022 – Take action for equality: End racism. Build peace

Equitas is participating in the 8th edition of Peace Days, an initiative of the Peace Network for Social Harmony, that will take place from September 21 to October 2. The event kicks off on the UN International Day of Peace and wraps up on the UN International Day of Non-Violence. This year's Peace Days, under [...]

Equitas is partnering up with Aeroplan for a second consecutive year!

End of Matching WeekThank you to all supporters of Equitas!The Aeroplan matching week has ended on September 18 with more than 100 000 points donated by Equitas supporters! Aeroplan will therefore match all points donated within September 12 and 18. Your support helps us raise more awareness on the importance of acting together as changemakers [...]

Peace Days – Youth workshop

As part of Peace Days 2022: Take Action for Equality - End Racism, Build Peace, Equitas is thrilled to offer a youth workshop in Montreal, aimed at understanding how online hate manifests itself and identifying strategies to respond to it. Date and time Thursday, September 29, 2022 17:00 - 20:00 ET Where In Montreal, the [...]

Connection, Laughter, and Collective Visioning

For five days in July, representatives of women’s organizations, human rights groups, and community leaders from Equitas’ international programs came together for Equitas’ first International Learning Event in Montreal. Partners travelled from Burkina Faso, Haiti, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and Tunisia to connect with Equitas staff for five days of collective learning. It was an intensive [...]

Honouring the human rights legacy of Max Yalden

Throughout the years, Equitas has been fortunate to garner the support of various foundations and funds to assist in its mission to advance equality, social justice, and respect for human dignity around the world. One that has been supporting Equitas for several years is the Maxwell Yalden Fund. Max Yalden was a member of Equitas’ [...]

Moving towards racial justice

The events of late spring of 2020 were a long overdue wake-up call for societies, not only in Canada but across the world. It highlighted how deeply engrained racist and colonial systems are within institutions. It raised acute awareness about how these systems negatively and violently impact folks who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of [...]

Hétéra Estimphil: Educator and activist for the rights of LGBTQI people in Haiti

In July 2013, various anti-homosexuality protests attacking the rights of LGBTI communities took place in Port-au Prince, Haiti. It was also that summer, Hétéra, a Haitian transgender woman, realized the extent to which her identity is misunderstood.     "I don't see myself as an abomination, I don't see myself as a mortal sin, I don't see myself as a mentally ill person, no! I told myself that I have to [...]

Montreal 21k Charity Challenge – A successful race for Equitas!

On April 23rd and 24th, 36 people ran and raised funds for Equitas in the Charity Challenge at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. More than $13 500 were raised this year for our third participation in the race.   We also counted on the support of a corporate partner, Accedian, a Montreal-based leader in performance analytics and end user experience [...]