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On March 8, CUPE members across Ontario will mark International Women’s Day.

We have worked for more than 50 years side by side with women’s organizations and other unions to advance women’s equality. The inequality faced by women working in the public sector was a driving force behind our union’s formation, and the struggle for women’s rights is at the heart of CUPE Ontario.

We have achieved many victories – pay equity, an end to two-tiered contracts that paid different wages to men and women doing the same work, paid maternity leave and then paid parental leave, protection against harassment and unsafe work.

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International Women's Day Toronto Banner

Saturday, March 8

Rally 11:00 a.m.   –   March 1:00 p.m.   –   Fair 1:30 p.m.

OISE Auditorium 252 Bloor St. West (St. George Subway Stn.)

Fair at Ryerson – 55 Gould St.

Sudbury Womens Day Events

Click to download a poster with International Women’s Day events in Sudbury

International Women's Day Ottawa

Saturday March 8th, 2014

@Library & Archives Canada

395 Wellington St, Ottawa

The Feminist Games / Les Jeux Feministes*

presented by International Women’s Day

[ceci est une évènement bilingue]

Doors open @6pm

6pm-7pm: Feminist Fair

Opening Ceremony/ Femmy Awards/Performance Show @7pm

+ Feminist shenanigans & dance party to follow!

Free child care available on site.

“The Femmy Awards are intended to honour people located in the National Capital Region who have made outstanding contributions to the struggle for women’s equality. The awards are given out during a ceremony on International Women’s Day in Ottawa.”

Hosted by Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld [CBC Ottawa] with tunes from DJ Jas Na$ty

Waterloo International Women's Day Flyer

Waterloo Regional Labour Council Women’s Day Brunch

The International Women’s Day (IWD) Brunch features inspiring speakers, great food, raffles and door prizes.   Event Sposorship/CoHost costs $ 500-1000, sponsorship table costs $250.00, individual tickets are $25.00 each and a table of 8 can be purchased for $160.00.  The proceeds of the IWD Brunch will go towards  Local Women’s organizations  We hope that we can count on your support!

To order tickets, reserve tables, or enquire about event sponsorship, please click here to visit the event webpage