International Women's Day
International Womens Day
The Town of Collingwood has been observing International Women's Day annually on March 8th since 2019, in support of gender equity and to better the lives of women, girls (trans and cis), two spirit, and gender diverse individuals through cultural, legal, economic, and social transformation.
For International Women's Day 2023 and beyond, let's all fully #EmbraceEquity – Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. And it's critical to understand the difference between equity and equality. Read more about this here.
Each of us has the power to support and promote equity in our own communities. We can challenge gender norms, challenge discriminatory behavior, bring attention to bias, and strive for inclusiveness. Real change is driven by collective activism. From local initiatives to global movements, we can all be a part of embracing equity. Achieving gender equity is not just the responsibility of women; allies play a vital role in advancing women's social, economic, cultural, and political rights. Everyone has the potential to make a positive impact. Let's work together to make gender equity a reality.
March 3 - 20
March 3 - 12
March 7, 4:30 p.m.
Town of Collingwood
SPECTACULAR SOCIAL SOIRÉE
Live Streaming March 8 | 7:00 p.m.
Catch the sold-out event from anywhere with our live stream!
Watch Canada's Queen of R&B Soul, Jully Black, give a stunning keynote and performance, and hear from diverse Canadian changemakers. Enjoy a showcase of music, dance, and poetry from inspiring local artists. Tune in from anywhere to be a part of this unforgettable event.
This event features a fundraising opportunity to support two incredible organizations. Please consider a donation directly:
- My Friend's House, a non-profit agency offering support for abused women and children living in the Georgian Triangle of Ontario My Friend's House
- Jully Black Family Foundation which is committed to supporting and advancing the education of women between the ages of 17-35 in Ontario by offering financial support via scholarships and bursaries alongside mentorship opportunities Jully Black Family Foundation