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Status of Women committee  Leadership, partnership, and networking.

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  A mantra means words for change, and that's what the mantra's about. It's how I focus my work and my approach.

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  You heard me make reference to my visitor and dear colleague Kuy Chheng Treng. I think that speaks exactly to the kind of strategy DAWN is trying to take. We recognize, as I said, that social enterprise is a really important way that we can address educational and employment iss

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I'm delighted to. As I said, I think it would be wonderful to hear from them. I realize we can't do that today. In terms of Digital Divide's model, the background is that somebody from California who's actually originally from Canada, Jeremy Hockenstein, was part of a group of

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Peggy and Bonnie works for both of us, I'm sure.

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  To be clear, in terms of where the data set comes from, it's from 1999 to 2006. I don't know what the new stats are because we don't have any new data.

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Educational attainment at post-secondary levels has improved more for girls than boys. I think that's a reflection of a lot of things. I think that some of what Peggy said is very clearly part of this. The feminist movement has been in place for several decades now. The impacts

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  There are actually three things that Statistics Canada was doing that were really important. One of them was the long-form census. That's not as impactful on girls. The SLID data and PALS data sets were both really key. In terms of the studies that I'll send to the committee afte

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  In the instance of girls with disabilities, it's ensuring that inclusive education is identified by Status of Women as an important priority. As I said before, it's understanding that the work Minister Ambrose has identified as a priority, which is gender analysis across ministri

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  You go ahead first, Peggy. I've been talking my face off here.

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Thank you for your question. I actually took the time to study Minister Ambrose's strategic plan. In looking at her plan, I know that she's focused on gender analysis across all levels of government. We know without question that this is the only way women and girls with disabil

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I didn't bring a detailed list of statistics. I have them, and I'm going to present a written brief to your committee as well.

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  The statistic that's really exciting in terms of improvement is showing up in post-secondary education statistics. What we're seeing, and again, I mentioned that we're seeing this not just in disabled young women but also in young women in general, is that they're getting a highe

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I'll use two words together: capacity and leadership.

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Certainly, thank you. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you very much for hearing our testimony again today. We thank the status of women committee for inviting us to participate in this important study on improving the economic prospects for girls with disabilities in Canada. I

April 4th, 2012Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton