National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women: Vigil and Action


December 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action for Violence against Women. For Canada’s workers, this day brings a clear opportunity for community and activism.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to spikes in gender-based violence in Canada and around the world.

Issues of isolation, economic insecurity, stress and disconnect from social supports are all risk factors that lead to increased instances of violence.

During this isolating time, let’s come together. RSVP for Unifor’s December 6 Vigil and Action if you are committed to take the next step to end gender-based violence.

Following remarks from Unifor’s leadership and a digital vigil, stay for regional breakout sessions led by Unifor’s Regional Directors and Council Women’s Committee members as we take action to demand a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls from the federal government.

Remarks by:

Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

Lana Payne, Unifor National secretary-Treasurer

Renaud Gagne, Unifor Quebec Director

France Paradis, Unifor Quebec Representative

Gina Smoke, Unifor Indigenous Liaison

Lisa Kelly, Unifor Women’s Director

Additional vigil participants