PRESS RELEASEDecember 4, 2019

End the Violence: Women’s College Hospital Commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the attack at École Polytechnique

  • December 4, 2019

TORONTO (December 4, 2019) – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, which saw fourteen women murdered in Montreal in 1989. Today, violence against women remains a major public health issue – in the first six months of 2019, at least 60 women were victims of femicide in Canada. It continues to affect women of all ages across diverse cultural and religious backgrounds and from every socioeconomic level.

Each year, Women’s College Hospital recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which was established in 1991 by the Canadian government. The annual ceremony provides an opportunity to commemorate the women who are victims of violence and to honour survivors.

Distinguished members of the community, including the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, will join Women’s College Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers at this year’s ceremony.  

WHAT:   National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
              Keynote Address – Deepa Mattoo, Executive Director, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
             Topic – #EqualityCounts: Gender-based violence, the least recognized human rights violation

WHEN:  Friday, December 6, 2019
              12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Auditorium, Second Floor
                 Women’s College Hospital
                 76 Grenville St., Toronto, ON

WHO:     Distinguished members of the community, including the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, will join Women’s College Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers at this year’s ceremony.  

 

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For more information, please contact:

Jen Brailsford
Communications Lead, Women’s College Hospital
416-323-6400 ext. 6305 / jennifer.brailsford@wchospital.ca

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For more than 100 years Women’s College Hospital (WCH) has been developing revolutionary advances in healthcare. Today, WCH is a world leader in the health of women and Canada’s leading, academic ambulatory hospital. A champion of health equity, WCH advocates for the health of all women from diverse cultures and backgrounds and ensures their needs are reflected in the care they receive. It focuses on delivering innovative solutions that address Canada’s most pressing issues related to population health, patient experience and system costs. The WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) is developing new, scalable models of care that deliver improved outcomes for patients and sustainable solutions for the health system as a whole. 

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