The Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning continues to mourn the loss of the 14 women at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989, now over 30 years ago.
In honouring their memory and mourning their loss, we reiterate our commitment to combating both the hatred that led to their deaths, as well as the misogyny that still exists today. Throughout Canada and worldwide, women, girls, 2SLGBTQ+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) and gender diverse individuals suffer unacceptable violence and discrimination.
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified and intensified gender-based violence in Canada. Police services, shelters, and local organizations have reported an increase in calls regarding gender-based violence during the pandemic. The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is both a time to remember and to take action. When we remember and learn from our past, listen to survivors, and speak out against harmful behavior, we can help prevent and address gender-based violence.
Join the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion on Monday, December 6, 2021 for a panel discussion on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with our featured speakers: Yamikani Msosa, Melissa Simas and Seán Kinsella.