National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

 

On December 6, 1989 a misogynistic act of violence against women occurred at Polytechnique Montréal where 14 women were murdered. The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day for us to mourn the loss of these 14 women, and to reaffirm our commitment to fight the hatred and misogyny that still exists today.

In Canada and around the world, women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ individuals face unacceptable violence and discrimination. Achieving a world free from gender-based violence requires everyone to educate themselves, their families and communities on gender-based violence, centre the voices of survivors in our actions and speak up against harmful behaviours.

 

Ways to support and get involved

  • Wear a white ribbon on December 6

  • Attend a vigil in your community

  • Take a Moment of silence on December 6 at 11:00 am

  • Donate to a local women’s shelter

  • Donate to the Redress Charity https://redress.org/

  • Learn about the current issues of gender violence

 

In memory of the victims of the Montreal Massacre

  • Geneviève Bergeron

  • Hélène Colgan

  • Nathalie Croteau

  • Barbara Daigneault

  • Anne-Marie Edward

  • Maud Haviernick

  • Maryse Laganière

  • Maryse Leclair

  • Anne-Marie Lemay

  • Sonia Pelletier

  • Michèle Richard

  • Annie St-Arneault

  • Annie Turcotte

  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

Women's Advocates

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Mallory C is Bell TV’s Women’s Advocate. If you need assistance, please contact her @ womensadvocates@unifor79m.ca

 

 

Sylvee B is Bell Media’s Women’s Advocate. If you need assistance please contact her @ womensadvocates@unifor79m.ca

 

 

Looking for a volunteer for Bell Media Barrie location please direct your inquiries to tnolan@unifor79m.ca

 

Who we are

A Women's Advocate is a specially-trained workplace representative who assists women and all members of our Union with concerns, such as workplace harassment, intimate violence, abuse, suicide prevention, mental health, addiction, LGBTQ+, depression, pregnancy, stress, separation and divorce.

Your advocate is someone who can listen and help. She will give support and won't judge. She can help if you are facing violence or abuse in your relationship, are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace or need the help of community resources. 

The Women's Advocate is not a counsellor but rather is there to listen, provide support and offer information for women accessing community and workplace resources"

Links

Hand Signal for Help

https://canadianwomen.org/signal-for-help/

 

Mental Health

https://www.camh.ca/

 

24/7 Suicide Prevention

Call: 1-833-456-4566

Text: 45645

https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/

 

Ontario Shelters

https://sheltersafe.ca/ontario/

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