National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Dec 6, 2022)
Today, as part of our ongoing commitment to ending gender-based violence, we ask all members of the Algoma University community to take time to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Each year, the commemoration date falls on Dec 6th, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in which an armed student murdered fourteen women and injured ten others in the name of “fighting feminism”.
It has been over 30 years since this senseless act of targeted violence and I encourage all members of the Algoma University community to take time to reflect on those who have experienced gender-based violence, the broader societal impacts of this issue, and what we can do, individually and collectively, to put a stop to such heinous acts.
Women in Crisis has organized an event in Sault Ste. Marie to honour and remember the women who have lost their lives to gender-based violence.
Details are as follows:
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
The Art Gallery of Algoma
10 East St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
12:00 (noon) – 1:00 pm
To register, please visit
In Brampton, a memorial walk is being organized by the Unifor Local 1285 Women’s Committee. The walk commences at 6:00 pm at Brampton City Hall (2 Wellington Street West). A gathering with light refreshments will take place following the walk. No registration link is available.
The Timmins community is invited to take part in our annual vigil held at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre at 6:30 pm to honour those who have lost their lives due to gender-based violence.
Please join us in solidarity as we continue to raise awareness and work towards ending violence against women.
Social Distancing and mask-wearing is not obligated but encouraged. A small snack and refreshments will be offered.