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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.


On December 6, we remember:

  • 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

As we mourn their loss and remember their lives , we reaffirm our commitment to fight the hatred that led to this tragedy, and the misogyny that still exists today. In Canada and around the world, women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, plus) and gender diverse individuals face unacceptable violence and discrimination. Gender-based violence in Canada has been magnified and amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more please click here.

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