Cassie’s Corner

I became the Secretary General of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF-FCE) in January 2015. I was almost 48; the CTF-FCE was 95. Despite the Federation’s long history proudly representing a profession primarily made up of women1, I was the first woman named to the role of Secretary General. As a

“When women lead, women win!”

In March, I had the privilege of attending the United Nations 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW63) in New York City. I was one of 16 women in a delegation representing Educational International (EI), the global federation of the teaching profession. In total, we were 177 union delegates

Education is key in dismantling gender bias

Right now, in Vancouver, Canada is hosting the Women Deliver 2019 Conference – the world’s largest conference on gender equality. That’s why, for the last 18 months, as Director of the Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada campaign, I have used the opportunity that the Conference’s spotlight presents to connect with

Mobilizing Against the Labyrinth

Can we finally drop the whole “Glass Ceiling” thing? I have. Instead of gauging women’s economic progress by how much damage some of our sisters cause to the upper limit of the barrier to gender equity (see “Cracks in the Glass Ceiling”), let’s use a metaphor more accurate than one