On December 6 Canada marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. This day is marked every year in Canada to remember the 14 women who were killed at École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and to recognize the continuing struggle for societal equality between women and men.
Unifor will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre by taking time to reflect on the gender-based violence and harassment that unacceptably continues in society and to commit to individual and collective actions to make change such as acting on the adopted resolutions from the Unifor Constitutional Convention, committing to utlizing education programs to further truth and reconciliation, and acknowledging the reality of violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people. Strong equity laws, social programs and policies are key components of eliminating gender-based violence and Unifor commits to striving for them, not just on December 6, but every day.
As part of the commemoration of the 30th annversary of the Montreal Massacre, Unifor Local 4504 Women's Advocate Nicole Lyons-MacFarlane will be attending the Day of Remembrance Ceremony as hosted at UNB by UNB Diversity Within Engineering on Friday December 6 at 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM at Dineen Auditorium (HC-13) Head Hall at UNB.