National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
JIBC Flags at half-mast to honour the 14 female students murdered at École Polytechnique
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
It is estimated that almost 60,000 women experience sexual and physical violence each year in B.C.
JIBC is committed to providing first responders, counsellors, social workers and other frontline justice and public safety professionals, with the knowledge and skills needed to help eliminate violence against women and provide support to victims through its educational programs and applied research.
Last updated March 1, 2016