Category Archives: Upcoming Events

New partner puts chocolate in the mouths of expert women

Warning: this post contains an unabashed product endorsement. It’s the one thing I try not to leave home without: Cocoa Camino Mint chocolate. But there I was, stranded in the middle of a snowstorm in Toronto without my stash. So I … Continue reading

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O Canada… Oh, Canada

A few years ago the Conservative government threw a bone (briefly) to Canadian women, and (rashly, as it turned out) promised to update the lyrics to our national anthem to include the 50% of the population currently excluded. (Rumour has it that … Continue reading

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Saluting Kim Pate for giving voice to marginalized women

Entering the Governor General’s residence four years ago for the Persons Case award ceremony, I bumped into Kim Pate, the indefatigable head of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. Familiar with Kim’s history as an outspoken advocate on behalf … Continue reading

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Calling Haligonian women with informed opinions

Courtesy of the organizational efforts of Martha Paynter, Informed Opinions will be delivering a commentary-writing workshop in Halifax on Monday, October 24th for women interested in learning how to translate their subject matter expertise into accessible opinion pieces for publication online … Continue reading

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Gloria Steinem: modesty and priceless advice

In the about-to-be-broadcast HBO documentary, In Her Own Words, subject and feminist role model Gloria Steinem  encourages young women to “Listen to the voice inside you and follow that.” And then – demonstrating her critical awareness of the serious limitations … Continue reading

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I Feel Great About My Hands profiles project in Halifax

As a still new non-profit initiative of Media Action (itself an office- and infrastructure-free, virtual organization supported by volunteers), Informed Opinions is always looking for creative ways to fund its work. So we were thrilled when 40 funny, thoughtful, inspiring … Continue reading

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Putting bums in seats… with the help of the op ed pages

An organization’s upcoming event is rarely sufficiently newsworthy on its own to convince a comment page editor to make space in the paper for a promotional piece, but when you can hook an op ed to a current issue and … Continue reading

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The Top 7 Reasons Smart Women Should Speak Up

… is the catchy title* of a public presentation Informed Opinions will be making in Vancouver on the eve of International Women’s Day, Monday, March 7th. Simon Fraser University is sponsoring both the lecture and two days of workshops – … Continue reading

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Londoners: Learn how to write an op ed

On Friday, January 14th, Informed Opinions will deliver an all-day workshop to women working in the NGO sector in London, Ontario, thanks in part to the generous sponsorship of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and … Continue reading

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Wanted: expert Toronto women who should be mouthier

Informed Opinions graduates have published 7 op eds in recent months, and three in the past few weeks alone. Now we’re bringing the workshop to the Toronto NGO community on December 2nd, thanks in part to the generosity of Alison … Continue reading

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