December 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The date is etched in history by the shooting deaths of 14 women in 1989 in Montreal at l’Ecole Polytechnique. Canadians reacted with shock, sorrow and outrage.

December 6 is the day we remember the women who died and re-commit to taking action on violence against women and girls until our streets, our campuses and our homes are safe.


Banff YWCA will be hosting a luncheon speaker’s event on December 3, 2015 with speaker Shelley Joseph of Reconciliation Canada.

*Please note: This event is SOLD OUT*

Hekwa’gila’owgwa, Shelley Joseph brings over 20 years of experience and education covering spiritual, physical, mental and emotional well-being for families and communities. She is highly involved in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women initiatives and is one of the lead facilitators of the Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops with Reconciliation Canada.

Reconciliation is a collective journey and will take the efforts of all peoples. Starting at the individual level, each person can play a part in creating something that is collectively significant, inspiring, and long-lasting.

When: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:45 am to 1:15 pm

Where: The Great Room, YWCA Banff, 102 Spray Avenue

Cost: Buffet lunch and presentation $15

This event is SOLD OUT.