May 5th is the National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 LGBTQIIA+ Peoples. It is also known as Red Dress Day.

The Brave Canoe—an Indigenous-led not-for-profit in Dufferin County—will be hosting a candlelight vigil on Sunday, May 5th at Orangeville Town Hall starting at 8 p.m. Please join us to remember and honour the lives that have been taken and the loved ones left behind.

Please take a moment to learn more about this incredibly important annual initiative, and how you can help build awareness about violence against MMIQG2S+ individuals.

Here are some resources to get you started:

Image source: May 5 is National Day of Awareness & Action for MMIWG2S – Women’s Centre of Calgary (

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