December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women | Journée Nationale de Commémoration et d’Action Contre la Violence à l’Égard des Femmes
This date was established by the Parliament of Canada in 1991 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre.
Today we remember:
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it; it is also a time to take action. Working together we can help prevent and address gender-based violence by remembering and learning from our past, listening to survivors, and speaking up against harmful behaviour.