What does health mean to girls and young women?

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Tue, 2011-03-29 12:00

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CWHN hosts a conversation about leadership, empowerment and the role of younger people in advancing women’s health. What health issues matter most to young women? How do younger generations of girls and women become involved, and how are they making their voices heard?

Janice Melanson of Breast Cancer Action Montreal will talk about Femme Toxic, a project aiming to educate young Canadian women about the potential dangers of cosmetics ingredients and their possible impact on health. The project provides people with the tools they need to create personal change and to influence national legislative reform.

Tatiana Fraser of Girls Action Foundation will talk about girls programs as a tool for health promotion.  She will also share Girls Action methods and concrete examples that illustrate how girls and young women are agents for change in areas of health.  Girls Action Foundation is a national organization that “leads and seeds” girls’ programs across Canada, building girls’ and young women’s skills and confidence.

Production of this event has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.