National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

November 28, 2019

The following information is provided on behalf of the VDLC Women’s Committee: 

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is on Friday, December 6, 2019. 

On December 6, 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at L’Ecole Polytechnic in Montreal were murdered because they were women. Thirty years on, this day is about remembering the victims of December 6, 1989 and is also a time of action.

It starts with respect and creating a culture of respect.

A list of some of the local events happening on the 30th Anniversary, December 6, 2019 are:

Vancouver Beam of Light ceremony 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

End Violence Against Women, 6th Annual Candle-light Vigil 6:00 PM to 8:00PM
Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd. Surrey

National Day of Remembrance Memorial 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cedar Building Courtyard, Kwantlen College Surrey Campus, Kwantlen Faculty Association
12666 72nd Ave, Surrey 

Vigil at Thornton Park by the train station at 4:30 PM
1166 Main St. Vancouver
Indigenous and Faith groups will be present.

Read the statement from the Canadian Labour Congress HERE

Call on the Canadian government to ratify the International Treaty on Violence HERE

20 years after its passing, Canada’s unions demand enforcement of the Westray Law 

May 9, 2024
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Unified labour front: Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union joins Canadian Labour Congress

May 8, 2024
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11 years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, Canada’s unions honour victims and continue demands to improve conditions for workers

April 23, 2024
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