Unifor raises $90,000 for Halton Women’s Place

Unifor raises $90,000 for Halton Women’s Place

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BURLINGTON, ON, Sept. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - A Unifor team, led by Unifor National President Jerry Dias, raised $90,000 for Halton Women’s Place at today’s “Hope in High Heels” fundraiser in Burlington, Ontario.

“Unifor is proud to support Halton Women’s Place in their work to end violence against women and their children,” said Dias. “As the only shelter in the area it provides desperately needed front-line aid to people who often have nowhere else to turn.”

Halton Women’s Place provides shelter and crisis services for physically, emotionally, financially and sexually abused women and their dependent children. The annual “Hope in High Heels” event is a men’s only walk that raises awareness and funds to provide programs and services to support ending violence against women.

“Violence against women is not a woman’s issue, it’s a human rights one,” said Dias. “Men need to engage and actively participate to end violence and promote gender equality.”

In addition to gathering private donations for “Hope for High Heels”, this year Unifor’s Social Justice Fund donated $146,000 to shelters across the country to aid families escaping domestic violence. 

The union is a strong advocate for a national action plan on gender-based violence and paid domestic violence leave, and is also active with initiatives that deal with domestic violence and the workplace.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing more than 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.


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Will the future truly be feminine? An opinion survey by Havas, at the crossroads of gender

Will the future truly be feminine? An opinion survey by Havas, at the crossroads of gender

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MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Future Is FeMale is the newest Prosumer Report published by Havas. The following concerns are at the heart of this study: attitudes towards feminism, the female-male relationship, male and female roles in society, women in the workplace, gender identity and childrearing.

“Now that feminism and issues about gender have come to the forefront in the media, it’s interesting to see where the average citizen weighs in,” explained Stéphane Mailhiot, Vice President of Strategy, Havas Montréal. “This study demonstrates that, collectively, we’ve arrived at a crossroads. Even as we observe the rise of feminism and equality, there’s a simultaneous move backwards towards more traditional roles.”

Highlights from international findings:  

  • “Feminism” is the new “F” word. More than a third of men and half of women believe that the world would be a better place if women were in positions of power. And a large majority of respondents believe that women and men who work in the same positions should be paid equally. However, only 31% of women and 17% of men consider themselves to be “feminist”.
  • Gender inequality still exists. Nearly one out of two respondents believes that true gender inequality will never exist, because the genders are not equal. Furthermore, 56% of women and 41% of men think that even if women have rights, they have no real power.

In Canada:

  • Leading the world in gender-neutral childrearing. While 90% of Russians and 100% of Indonesians believe that children should be raised according to traditional gender norms, two-thirds of Canadians advocate a more gender-neutral approach. In Quebec, that statistic increases to 75.1%.
  • Women have achieved some freedoms. 57.8% of those surveyed believe that a man should be masculine, while only 48.8% think that a woman should be feminine. Canadians are more comfortable that Quebecers with gender fluidity.
  • Having babies and wage equality. When asked what prevents women from earning as much as men, reported reasons included sexism and gender bias, a woman’s ability to negotiate and that men still make the rules. In the rest of the world, the main reason is raising families.

Interview request
To schedule an interview with Stéphane Mailhiot, Vice President of Strategy at Havas Montréal, writer and host of the radio show, Médium large, please contact Marie-Geneviève Parent (mg.parent@havas.com, 514 284-8926).

About Prosumer Reports
In 2017, Havas partnered with Market Probe International to survey 12,168 adults in 32 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About Havas
The Havas Group operates in more than 100 countries. Havas Montréal comprises 80 communications specialists offering creative, design, strategy and production services, as well as media expertise to a wide range of local and international brands. Our main clients include
Air France-KLM, CDPQ, Couche-Tard, National Bank, Fromageries Bel, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Québec en forme, Richter, St-Hubert Retail and LasikMD.


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Enke Life Launches Premium Nomad Toothbrush That Will Revolutionize the Way You Brush

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2017

Silicon Valley startup Enke Life has found a way to help you brush more effectively even on the go. Their electric toothbrushes aggressively attack oral bacteria by reducing dental plaque and other dental diseases like gingivitis and gum inflammation, with UV sanitizing technology. Combining leading edge Enke technology with a premium timeless design, they want to redefine the brushing experience.

“We believe brushing should be just as effective without the bulky hardware,” says Michael Du, Enke Life Co-Founder. “Our company believes in enriching people’s lives with premium quality tools that cater to your needs whether at home or when traveling. You should be able to afford a $300 toothbrush without the $300 price tag.”

Unlike basic toothbrushes, the Nomad is in a class of its own.

  • Portable Charging Case
  • Built-in UV sanitation for germ-free brushing
  • Cleaning precision with 80,000 strokes in 2 minutes
  • Three brush modes for sensitive teeth
  • 15-day battery life
  • 1-year warranty

Dentists are raving about the Nomad toothbrush. “My answer has always been to invest in an electric toothbrush.” said Dr. Victor Tran, DDS (UCSF). “ENKE Nomad Electric Toothbrushes give patients the ability to better clean their teeth anywhere they go, while catering to sensitive teeth.”

“I would recommend Enke’s Nomad to a patient. It’s easy to use, has multiple brush heads (e.g. one for wife, one for husband).” said Sanjay Merchant (UCLA), ADA, AGD, IDA of SoCal, CDA. “I can see Enke benefitting orthodontic patients who usually have trouble maintaining hygiene.”

The Nomad electric toothbrush is simply the top-of-the-line premium toothbrush and is as effective as competitor electric toothbrushes, packed into one sleek case. Their mission is to disrupt the high-end market of toothbrushes available in the market today. Enke Life aims to bring advanced features and beautiful timeless design to the everyday consumer and improve the quality of life of the user and the ones around them, starting with your toothbrush.

Furthermore, for every Nomad toothbrush that is purchased, Enke donates one pair of biodegradable toothbrushes to the Uwakah Memorial Medical Foundation, whose goal is to improve the standards of clinics in rural Africa. To learn more about the UMMF or to help, please visit: http://www.uwakahmmf.org

Availability and Pricing

The Nomad electric toothbrush is available on Amazon.com with MSRP at US$89.99

*Enke provides a one year guarantee for the Nomad (from date of purchase)

About Enke Life

Founded in 2016, ENKE LIFE, a lifestyle brand company, offers a line of travel-friendly products with an emphasis on quality and value. Their flagship product, Nomad, is the solution to the overwhelming selection of toothbrushes on the market. This premium electric toothbrush is the solution for frequent jet-setters and the everyday brusher looking for unparalleled cleaning. For more information, please visit https://www.enkelife.com

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