Please join us on December 6 for the YWCA Rose Campaign Fundraising Breakfast to commemorate Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women and raise funds for the YWCA and its Counselling Services.
On December 6, 1989, 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were killed, simply because they were women.
The day now represents a time to reflect on the issue of violence against women in our society. It is also a day for communities and individuals to speak out against all forms of violence against women, as well as its impact on their families and friends.
Why Take Action?
- Every week, at least one woman in Canada is murdered by a current or former partner.
- More than 27,000 Albertan women and children seek protection from a shelter or transition home each year.
- One in five men report having witnessed abusive behaviour against a woman in a social environment in the past year.
- Your financial support will ensure the YWCA can offer women and girls the support they need to live healthy lives, free of violence.
Date | December 6, 2018
Time | 7:45 to 9 a.m.
Location | Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Empire Ballroom
The one-hour breakfast is complimentary; however, all guests will be asked to make a meaningful contribution to support the efforts of the YWCA and its Counselling Services.