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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
— Dec. 6

To mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, flags at Seneca will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Dec. 6.

December 6th marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. This day was established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, which coincided with the sad anniversary of the 1989 Montréal Massacre when 14 young women were tragically killed at l'École Polytechnique because of their gender. December 6 represents a time to pause and reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also a time to have a special thought for all the women who live daily with the threat of violence or who have died as a result of deliberate acts of gender-based violence. Last, but not least, it is a day for communities, individuals and the College to reflect on concrete actions that each of us can take to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

The Leadership and Employee Development–Diversity & Equity Office, Student Services and the Seneca Student Federation will be organizing a series of displays around the campuses. The College will have informational booths open to all employees and students providing resources and buttons to show your support for the elimination of Violence against Women. We encourage you to come out on Friday, Dec. 6 and join in this Day of Remembrance at:

  • Newnham Campus
  • Markham Campus
  • Seneca@York Campus
  • King Campus