International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Each year the West Island Women’s Centre celebrates International Women’s Day with our community partners.

19th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast

2018 International Women’s Day

The West Island Women’s Centre celebrated International Women’s Day a little early to avoid conflict with the March break. Representatives from local organizations, schools and municipal services, and members gathered for breakfast. Our guest speakers this year were Erin Kennedy, TMR City Councillor and Jennifer Lonergan from Artistri Sud.

 

18th Annual Women’s Day Breakfast

2017 Women’s Day celebration

We were delighted to be joined this year by many of our partners in the local community, elected officials and their staff, members and friends of the Centre for our International Women’s Day breakfast which was held on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.  We were honoured to hear interesting and inspiring presentations from our guest speakers Constables Liliana Belluci and Hélène Jubinville, Community Relations Officers at SPVM Station 5 and Sensei Meghan Greig, WIWC self-defence instructor and facilitator and owner of Tsuyosa Martial Arts.  Thank you all for attending, it was a very special event and wonderful to see so many of you there.