International Women's Day

International Women's Day

 

Virtual Panel & Discussion

March 8, 12:00 PM

On March 8th, a Virtual Panel Discussion will take place at 12:00 p.m. All are welcome to register for this free Zoom event featuring a panel of extraordinary individuals who will share their experiences and facilitate an open discussion exploring what it means to #BreakTheBias of gender inequity this year's IWD theme.

Since 2019, the Town of Collingwood has been recognizing International Women's Day annually on March 8th because we believe in gender equity and seek to improve the lives of all women and girls (trans and cis), two spirit, and gender diverse peoples through cultural, legal, economic, and social change.


PANEL

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    Jill Proud

    Jill Proud

    Moderator

    ABOUT

    The facilitator of the session, who has coached and mentored high achieving leaders from seasoned entrepreneurs to Olympic athletes for over 20 years and launched the Women Presidents' Organization South Georgian Bay Chapter.

    BACKGROUND
    Director Marketing & Sales
    Centre for High Performance LTC.
    VP Relationship Management
    Omega Performance
    President & CEO
    The Vital Visionary
    South Georgian Bay Chapter Chair
    Women Presidents' Organization
    CONTACT

    In lieu of a ticket fee, we hope that attendees will join in supporting these valuable organizations.

    Jill's Charity of Choice

    My Friends House

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    Jill Proud

    Jill Proud

    Moderator

    ABOUT

    The facilitator of the session, who has coached and mentored high achieving leaders from seasoned entrepreneurs to Olympic athletes for over 20 years and launched the Women Presidents' Organization South Georgian Bay Chapter.

    BACKGROUND
    Director Marketing & Sales
    Centre for High Performance LTC.
    VP Relationship Management
    Omega Performance
    President & CEO
    The Vital Visionary
    South Georgian Bay Chapter Chair
    Women Presidents' Organization
    SUPPORT

    In lieu of a ticket fee, we hope that attendees will join us in supporting these valuable organizations.

    My Friends House

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    Dr. Marissa Rodway-Norman

    Marissa Rodway-Norman

    panelist

    ABOUT

    A senior psychiatrist with more than 30 years of clinical experience and has assisted or lead research resulting in the establishment of the North Simcoe Muskoka Trans Health Care Hub of Orillia. She has also spear-headed educational opportunities about trans-medicine and has served as a research consultant to the Gilbert Centre of Barrie, Laurentian University, and the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health.

    RESEARCH

    In March of 2016, the Gilbert Centre was awarded a contract by Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital to examine the health needs of transgender people and families in the Simcoe Muskoka region. This project explored the experiences of transgender people accessing health in the region, examined accessibility to health and social services for transgender people, and reviewed best practices in the provision of healthcare to people who are transgender. Dr. Marissa was an instrumental part of that research team.

    Transgender Health Needs in
    Simcoe Muskoka
    SUPPORT

    In lieu of a ticket fee, we hope that attendees will join us in supporting these valuable organizations.

    SPCA

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    Marcia Alderson

    Marcia Alderson

    Panelist

    ABOUT

    A singer, real estate agent, advocate for change in the black community in Collingwood, and a proud member of the Unity Collective poised to inspire world change, community growth and the acceptance of all people all day, everyday.

    MUSIC VIDEO

    SUPPORT

    In lieu of a ticket fee, we hope that attendees will join us in supporting these valuable organizations.

    My Friends House

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    Muckpaloo Ipeelie

    Muckpaloo Ipeelie

    Panelist

    ABOUT

    An Inuit cultural teacher, public speaker, and owner/operator of "The Urban Inuit Identity Project". Muckpaloo is a Medical Laboratory Technologist helping to bridge the gap between Inuit people and the circle of care by being proactive against systemic racism and changing the stigma against Indigenous people.

    URBAN INUIT IDENTITY PROJECT

    Urban Inuit Identity Project

    The Project's purpose is to provide culturally relevant educational materials for health care workers and community builders who are involved in the circle of care of Inuit. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called the federal government to acknowledge the distinct and unique health needs of Indigenous people including Inuit. Calls to Action 18-24 are the same goals that the Urban Inuit Identity Project (UIIP) wishes to achieve in Canada's health care system by providing Inuit Cultural Consulting resources in the form of presentations, power points, videos, statistics, and continuous educational materials to hospitals, colleges and universities for medical students. UIIP will use voices from Inuit to highlight the gaps in health care and other social services who have a direct impact in the success of Urban Inuit.

    SUPPORT

    In lieu of a ticket fee, we hope that attendees will join us in supporting these valuable organizations.

    Tungasuvvingat OttawaSt. Joe's Women's Centre


IWD IN THE COMMUNITY

  1. Flag Raising

    Collingwood Public Library

    In recognition of inequities that women continue to face, including the disproportionate violence suffered by women, the Town of Collingwood has once again partnered on this observance with My Friend's House, Collingwood's safe haven for abused women and their children.

  2. Women in Local History

    Downtown

    Ten signs celebrating business owners, war-workers, medical professionals, and sports heroes will be displayed along Hurontario Street. This exhibit is produced in partnership with the Collingwood Museum and Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum.

  3. Women Behind the Business

    Downtown

    Posters will be hung in companies throughout the downtown, featuring pictures of the amazing female entrepreneurs behind the businesses and information about the why behind their ventures. This is a novel way to find out about our community's amazing women leaders.

  4. Making Connections

    Online Event

    This International Women's Day, join us for an inspiring, in-person celebration of your success as a woman and an entrepreneur. Half and full day ticket options available but of course we hope you can join us for the entire day of events.

  5. Girls Night Out

    In-Person Event

    Girls Nite Out is an all-female, all funny troupe of improv and stand-up comedy performers that will have you in stitches with their side-splitting sketches. Cash bar available on-site.

Additional Content

IWD 2021

Watch 2021s IWD Panel as they choose challenge.

 

Telling Our Stories

Dr. Jean Augustine and Nova Nicole discuss equity, diversity and inclusion.

 

Selfie Cards

Crack a smile and Break the Bias. Download your card and get snapping.

 
 

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