Body-shaming is an epidemic. Body Confidence Awareness Week (BCAW) helps to create systemic shifts in schools and community organizations by addressing body and/or appearance-based discrimination and Gender Based Violence through awareness, prevention and intervention. We are thrilled to have Body Confidence Awareness Week recognized across two of Canada’s largest school boards . This October more that 300,000 students and over 600 schools across two provinces will be able to celebrate #BCAWEEK.
Photo credit: Elliot Parrott with edits by Valida Jafarov
EveryBODY has a story and a purpose – and on October 6, the 4th annual Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs) brought together a diverse and inclusive community to recognize 11 outstanding champions of body positivity, equity and diversity!Read More
“Regarding the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) and The National Ballet of Canada joint campaign, we have concerns about the body size, shape and weight diversity, or should we say lack thereof, that this campaign unknowingly communicates.The body type of most ballet dancers do not adequately represent those of most Canadians and dare we say most TTC users.
In two weeks we celebrate 11 extraordinary recipients who are champions of body confidence,body diversity and body positivity in Canada. Our recipients challenge so-called status quos through arts, fashion, business, education, human rights, social justice, philanthropy, policy, health and wellness and so much more.Read More
Months ago Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show performance of “Formation” served as a poignant example of the evocative power of clothing. Clad in outfits that paid homage to the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, Beyoncé and her dancers embodied a necessary social commentary on police brutality against predominantly African-Americans.Read More
Please help us make SIZE DISCRIMINATION ILLEGAL! Help us add SIZE as a protected ground to the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). It is every person’s human right—children and adults—to not be undermined because of their body. Please sign the petition HERERead More