Advocating for victims of gender-based violence and bullying, sexual trauma and institutional betrayal, and for public and organizational policy that delivers safety, equality, dignity and healing.

As an advocate for victims of gender-based violence and sexual harassment for the past decade, and a victim struggling to recover, and some days, just survive, myself, I know this: We can’t rid the world of all the men — and usually they are men — who rob us of our dignity, our careers, our health, our homes and sometimes even our lives. But we can work to build a zero tolerance culture where society will deprive them of their protection, their privilege, their power and, where appropriate, their freedom.

 —Kathleen Finlay, Founder, The ZeroNowCampaign.

Canada’s mental health system needs radical surgery, from how it responds to 911 calls about emotional crisis in the streets to its leadership at the very top. Kathleen Finlay sets out three ideas that can begin to make a big difference. It’s part of her series on building a 21st century approach to mental health.   

NOW Magazine, October 11, 2020

The Ottawa Citizen, September 15, 2020

The Hill Times, August 26, 2020

CBC News, March 31, 2020 

The Hill Times, April 1, 2020

The Ottawa Citizen, The National Post, The Montreal Gazette, April 1, 2020

The Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, London Free Press, Kingston Whig-Standard
February 28, 2020

The Ottawa Citizen (Print Edition), Saturday February 29, 2020

 

The Hill Times (Print Edition), March 18, 2020

 

 

 

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CTV National News calls it “three numbers that could make all the difference in saving lives.”

Sexual misconduct is hazardous to your health.

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Telling your story can change the world. 

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Advocacy

From our sunshine law adopted by the federal government and our call for a national action plan to address gender-based violence and suicide risks to career rebuilding innovations like our Hire Us Back campaign, our advocacy and media outreach is not just changing lives. It’s saving them. 

Outreach


Our Outreach Clinic has provided lived experience and mentoring support for victims one-on-one since its founding.  Not even TimesUpNow does that. 

Ending institutional betrayal

Gender-based violence and sexual harassment are horrific enough when it comes to the actions of the individual predator. But when the collective mind of a large organizations enables their abuse, or acts to protect them, the harm inflicted on the victim can be even more traumatic. 

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Fighting for healing. It’s my story. 

If #MeToo is to be successful in reducing gender-based violence and sexual harassment, we need to know why some organizations and public leaders can get away with continuing to inflict abuse when victims come forward,  and why the culture of fear and silence is still being enforced.  That’s why I’m sharing my story. It’s a classic case of institutional betrayal.

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Latest News

Kathleen’s Finlay column in The National Post

How the Trudeau government is neglecting the alarming mental health challenges of COVID-19. Just days after this was published, Prime Minister Trudeau personally announced the creation of the governme...

Kathleen Finlay’s op-ed column in The Hill Times

Trudeau government needs to address alarming mental health impacts of coronavirus. Just days after this column appeared, Prime Minister Trudeau personally announced the government’s COVID-19 men...

A Few Quick Facts

Most cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault are never reported.

An association of HR professionals calls sexual harassment an epidemic.

Three-in-four sexual harassment claims with the EEOC are said to involve retaliation.

One-third of Canadian women say they have been sexually harassed at work.

Nearly half of working women in the U.S. say they have experienced sexual harassment.

and yet…

94Percent of Canadian executives don’t think sexual misconduct on the job is a problem.
95Percent of Canadian executives are men.
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