Join the Ontario Federation of Labour on for its Inaugural “Day of Remembrance” Virtual Candlelight Vigil, on Sunday, December 6, to reflect, support and remember.
On December 6, 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered because they were women. The shocking impact of their deaths led Parliament to designate December 6 as a national day of remembrance. Nearly 30 years later, the effects of this tragedy continue to be felt and women remain targets because of their gender.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is about remembering victims; it is also a time to take action. We each have the opportunity and the responsibility to stand up against misogyny, sexism, and hate — and it starts with creating a culture of respect.
We ask participants to have a candle for lighting during the event.
More information to come.
While the holiday is often a special time for many Ontarians, for many injured workers, it is a time that only emphasizes the poverty and isolation we experience all year round. COVID-19 has only increased these problems. As studies show, many permanently injured workers experience a cascading set of health impacts that make COVID particularly dangerous.
For more than 20 years, we have gathered on the steps of the Ministry of Labour or the WSIB offices in December to remind the Board and the government that - despite the systemic challenges - we are still capable of celebrating the season, and demonstrating the power we hold when we work together.
On December 9th at 11am, please join us on Facebook Live for a festive gathering featuring singalongs, messages from our allies, and demands to fix the workers' compensation system.
We will mark the occasion with singalongs, speeches, and a demand for Justice for Injured Workers!Wednesday, December 09, 2020 at 11:00 AMZoom