December 6, 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.
They died because they were women.
Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our outdoor vigil, which took place this year at Orangeville Town Hall.
Following the outdoor vigil, registered guests were invited inside to have a Courageous Conversation; discussions were had in groups covering the following topics on how they intersect or impact on violence against women: Education, the need for Changing Services, Political role, Diversity, Health Care and Ontario Health Teams, Femicide, Impact on Children, and the Housing crisis. The purpose of these discussions was to engage the community in thinking broadly about violence against women and to collectively think about how it affects our community. Suggestions, ideas and strategies were recorded and will be used as we reflect on long-term strategies. The conversations were dynamic and productive. Common themes from this year’s discussions will be forwarded to our provincial association for discussion on a provincial level.
If we work together as a community, we can prevent the need to recognize other events like this in the future.
This event was proudly supported by