The Third Wave is your radical feminist radio show connecting you to the issues every Tuesday from 5 – 6 p.m. We’ve got tunes, interviews, and stories, all through a sassy, shameless, feminist lens, hosted by a powerhouse of feminist activism, Julie Lalonde.

By: Erin Flynn

Julie Lalonde has called Ottawa home since 2003, but is forever a Northerner. She was born in Sudbury, Ontario and spent most of her life moving around various parts of Northeastern Ontario before landing in Ottawa for school. Being a Northerner means she loves winter, poutine, and Frenglish.

Sure sign of her Northern roots? When someone honks their car at her, she assumes they’re just trying to say hello. A certified bookworm as a child, she was obsessed with Harriet the Spy, spawning her love of documenting people’s stories. You can also blame Harriet for her adoration of yellow coats.

Contributing to CHUO via The Third Wave is just one outlet of Lalonde’s activism and education! She developed and now manages a bystander intervention campaign created by the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) and she founded the Ottawa Chapter of Hollaback!, an international movement dedicated to addressing street harassment. Her latest project Outside of the Shadows looks at criminal harassment in Canada.

Combining Lalonde’s personal experience as a victim of stalking with her years of doing work on violence against women in Canada, the project is a resource for victims/survivors and their allies.

Not only is The Third Wave the recipient of the NCRA’s Women’s Hands & Voices award but Julie has been awarded the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, won Volunteer Ottawa’s Best Volunteer in a Leading Role for my work to end violence against women in Ottawa, and received the “Femmy Award” in recognition of my work to improve the status of women in the National Capital Region.

Tune in every Tuesday at 5 pm to hear Lalonde debate, inform, educate and inspire! Of course you can listen online any time or better yet, contribute by contacting us online