Breast Cancer Action Montreal/Action Cancer du Sein de Montreal (BCAM)
FemmeToxic is a project of BCAM. Check out BCAM’s website for more info on breast cancer prevention, pink ribbon campaigns, etc.
Girls Action Foundation/Fondation Filles d’Action (GAF)
Girls Action Foundation is FemmeToxic’s partner organization. Girls Action Foundation is a charitable, Canada-wide organization that supports the healthy development of girls across Canada, and works to mobilize action towards the elimination of violence and discrimination. They have local programs for girls that address violence prevention, community building, healthy sexuality, etc.
Kickaction.ca is a project of Girls Actions that creates online community space for young women. A goal of kickaction.ca is to bring positive change to communities across Canada and the world.
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is US based, but their website will provide you with more actions to take, more DIY beauty recipes, and concise, basic info on personal care product policy in the US (federal, FDA, and state), the EU, and Canada.
Not Just a Pretty Face
This is the website for Not Just a Pretty Face, a gripping, informative book about the beauty industry written by Stacy Malkan, one of the leaders of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. You can order this (highly recommended) book from: www.notjustaprettyface.org
Skin Deep Database
This is a database put together by Environmental Working Group. Type in the name of a specific product or brand, and this site will let you know how harmful it is on a scale of 0-10, 10 being most harmful and 0 being the least.
The Story of Stuff
Annie Leonard made this 20-minute film about production and consumption patterns in our consumerist societies. Annie does a great job of showing how connected environmental and social issues are! Watch it! It makes for a very interesting 20 minutes. Show it your friends and parents, too.
The Story of Cosmetics
The newest release from Annie Leonard examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. Produced by Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives. The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.
Teens Turning Green
This group was started by US teens who were concerned about toxic exposure in their daily lives. They joined up with a US health food store giant among other natural health product companies and corporations to spread awareness and sell safer cosmetic products. Check out their green prom and green dorm campaign.
The Less Toxic Guide
Based in Nova Scotia, this guide will help you to make the safest choices about the products you use. They have a personal care section, as well as baby care and household cleaners sections. It’s a very specific guide that presents clear alternatives to products, including brand names. Their wonderful recipes have inspired us here at FemmeToxic.
Breast Cancer Fund
The Breast Cancer Fund advocates for awareness and elimination of environmental and other preventable causes of breast cancer. The Fund considers breast cancer be considered an issue of public health on top of being a very personal crisis. The fund is a great place to start when educating yourself about cancer prevention. It is based in the states.
RebELLEs is a panCanadian feminist youth group. They are great to get involved with if you’re into activism, curious about feminism, or just looking for a group to join that will make you feel good about yourself. If you speak French, download their “Introduction to Feminism” from their Tools page!
Toxic Nation is a project of Environmental Defence. They have a website with a LOT of information about toxins in the environment and in our bodies and they work to make us all toxin-free! Check 'em out: