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Parliament Hill to Commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

| Women and Gender Equality Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, commemorated the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women and the 30th anniversary of the mass shooting at l’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989, by announcing that in honour of this year’s anniversary, Parliament Hill will beam 14 purple rays of light between 5:10 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. today to coincide with the period of time when the victims’ lives were taken.


Status of Women Ministers Meet in Victoria to Chart the Way Forward and Advance Gender Equality

| Women and Gender Equality Canada | news releases

Today marked the conclusion of the 37th annual meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women. Over the past few days in Victoria, British Columbia, the Ministers worked together to advance key priorities related to gender equality that will have a real and positive impact on the everyday lives of Canadians.


Government of Canada Invests in LGBTQ2 Communities in Québec

| Women and Gender Equality Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Randy Boissonnault, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues, announced almost $670,000 for two projects led by Conseil québécois LGBT, an LGBTQ2 umbrella organization in Montréal.


Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in Labrador

| Women and Gender Equality Canada | news releases

Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada’s middle class. We all benefit when women, girls and people of all genders are safe and free to live their lives to the fullest.


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