Sunday, December 6: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
“Day of Remembrance” Virtual Candlelight Vigil

Join the Ontario Federation of Labour on for its Inaugural “Day of Remembrance” Virtual Candlelight Vigil, on Sunday, December 6, to reflect, support and remember.

Register here for the Zoom link:

On December 6, 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered because they were women. The shocking impact of their deaths led Parliament to designate December 6 as a national day of remembrance. Nearly 30 years later, the effects of this tragedy continue to be felt and women remain targets because of their gender.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is about remembering victims; it is also a time to take action. We each have the opportunity and the responsibility to stand up against misogyny, sexism, and hate — and it starts with creating a culture of respect.

We ask participants to have a candle for lighting during the event.

Wednesday, January 6: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Virtual Training Session

More information to come!

Monday, January 18: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Now what? Beyond statements of solidarity
Virtual Forum Session

This session is part of the broader 2021 Virtual Forum, Looking Within: Anti-Black Racism and the Gender-Based Violence Sector in Canada.

The Forum runs Jan 18, 19, 20 and brings together the voices and insights of Black activists, advocates, academics, artists and service providers from across Canada for a series of dialogues about complicity and accountability in the gender-based violence sector on issues of anti-Black racism.

In this session, participants will learn about how white supremacy, heteropatriarchy and state violence have come to shape both gender-based violence and the gender-based violence sector in Canada. Join us as panelists discuss why violence against Black women and children must be understood within this broader context, and how this awareness is essential for informing accountability within the gender-based violence sector.

Register here.