Toronto – December 3, 2020 – Each year on December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we mourn the loss and honour the memory of the 14 women students at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, who in 1989 were viciously murdered by a lone gunman simply because they were women.
Toronto – November 23, 2020 – Right now, violence against women is the world's largest and most persistent human rights violation. Over 50 percent of Canadian women will experience an incident of violence at some point in their lives, and most will experience violence before they turn 25.
Ottawa – October 23, 2020 – Continuing the work of the UFCW Canada Women and Gender Equity Committee (WGE), the Canadian Labour Congress, in partnership with two universities, has launched a new national survey on workplace violence and harassment that will help advance the WGE Committee’s work tackling sexual harassment and building safer workplaces.
Ottawa – October 1, 2020 – We need high quality, accessible, and public childcare now. Send a message to your local Member of Parliament, and Canada’s federal party leaders, urging them to make universal childcare a reality for all families.
Toronto – September 28, 2020 – Over the last 150 years, women in Canada have made notable strides towards gender equality in our workplaces and communities, and each year activists across the country honour Women’s History Month to celebrate those gains.