Recognizing Women March 2024

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This March 8, 2024, Connect and all our Centres will be celebrating International Women’s Day and this year’s campaign is #InspireInclusion. As humans, we all need a sense of belonging and a feeling of empowerment. Regardless of the field, we must call out poor practices and fight against discrimination. Where there is inequity, we must take action. You and I, regardless of gender, can inspire inclusion.

In the words of Gloria Steinem, a world-renowned feminist and activist, “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist, nor to any one organization, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”

 This fight belongs to all of us, and is for all of us.

 It’s Our turn.

Read more in our IWD blog

International Women’s Day – March 8, 2024

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Its history can be traced back to the early twentieth century, emerging from the activities of labour movements in North America and Europe and reflecting a growing call for women’s equal participation in society. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The IWD 2024 #InspireInclusion campaign aims to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women.  Join the IWD Community today!

International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21, 2024

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination recognizes that the injustices and prejudices fueled by racial discrimination take place every day. Observed annually on March 21, it commemorates the day police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960. In Canada, this date is an opportunity to reflect on the fact that while progress has been made, Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities, and religious minorities in Canada continue to face racism and discrimination every day. Educate yourself and become part of the movement against racial discrimination.

Nutrition Month – Whole month of March 2024

National Nutrition Month is a dedicated campaign focusing on the significance of nutrition and health. It seeks to educate individuals about the importance of making informed food choices, developing consistent eating habits, and undertaking regular physical activity. This 2024, Commit to a Challenge toward a healthier you. The Dietitians of Canada will also host in-person events, advocacy meetings, virtual webinars, and even launch a Virtual Cook-Off! Learn more about it here.

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