In recognition of Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, commemorating the victims of the 1989 Montreal massacre, YWCA Banff hosts an annual luncheon event in December, From Awareness to Action. The luncheon is an opportunity for attendees to hear from guest speakers aimed at educating and empowering the audience with tools to address violence in their own communities.
From defining language – what is “gender-based violence”? – to identifying the behaviours that contribute to a culture of violence against women, Awareness to Action aims to expand the audience’s understanding of violence, dispel commonly held myths, and provide an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
About the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6 is Canada’s 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 by a man deliberately targeting women on a busy campus. Canadians reacted with shock, sorrow and outrage. A strong lobby formed to bring guns under control in Canada, work that continues to this day.
Shaping a safe and inclusive Bow Valley that empowers women and their community for a better future.
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