IWD Events across the Country

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Below are some of the events Unifor members will be participating in for International Women’s Day 2020 from coast to coast. Where appropriate, please bring high-visibility Unifor materials including flags and clothing and tag us in your photos on Twitter @UnifortheUnion, and on Facebook and Instagram at @UniforCanada so we can share your pictures.




March 7 – Women’s March

Organized by Women’s March Ottawa Chapter




March 8 Solidarity March and gathering

1:30 pm March followed by gathering at 2:30 pm

Seeds of Change at Emmanuel United Church, 534 George Street North, K9H 3S2

Hosted by the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC)




March 8, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

25 Cecil Street, M5T 1N1

Mary Spratt IWD Breakfast

Hosted by United Steel Workers - Toronto Area Council




SUNDAY, March 8th – March and rally beginning at OISE at 11:00 am




Saturday, March 7 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

30 Tangiers Rd, Local 112 Union Hall

For more information, click here.


Peel Region

Sunday, March 1 – brunch

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Galaxy Grand Convention Centre

200 Advance Blvd, Brampton

Tickets required

Many Unifor locals are involved in this, including on the planning committee



Unifor Local 5555 International Women's Day Luncheon, Friday March 6, 2020, CIBC Hall (MUSC)

Please join Unifor Local 5555 for our annual International Women's Day Luncheon, hosted and organized by the Women's Committee. This year, we will be launching our commitment to the United Way Period Promise Campaign. Please visit https://www.periodpromise.ca/ for more details about this campaign. Our guest speaker, Kirsten Webb, will enlighten us on the issues with accessibility of menstrual products for vulnerable populations.

The luncheon is free for all members and is limited to 100 people, so reserve your ticket now. You must be registered for the event by the deadline. No exceptions.



The sisters of Local 103 (Ontario Northland) are hosting a “dress down” day on Monday, March 2nd, to participate they are asking for a cash donation, all proceeds will go to their local women’s shelter. Their message to everyone is: We are responsible for our individual actions to celebrate women and speak out against biases. And that when we all do this, it is a collective movement with momentum for change. 


Oxford County

Sunday, March 8th

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Pancake Bruch – Free Event

Unifor Local 88 Hall

364 Victoria St. Ingersoll



Friday, March 13

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Unifor Southwestern Ontario Women’s Network hosts their annual Appreciation Dinner

Unifor 200/444 Hall

1855 Turner Rd.

Ticket Required



Saturday, March 7 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Celebration Brunch - All proceeds go to ROOF and Women's Crisis Services

Polish Legion, 601 Wellington St N., Kitchener, ON

Tickets required


St. Catherines

Sunday, March 8 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Unifor Local 199 Women’s Committee is holding a Craft and Wellness Fair to support women entrepreneurs and also help women in our community. The committee will make a donation to Gillian’s Place from the proceeds. Food and drinks will be available. For more information click here.



There are many events across Quebec organized through the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec.





Friday, March 6, 8:00 a.m.

Unifor Breakfast of Sisterhood and Solidarity

63 Otter Lake Court, Halifax




Saint John

Sunday, March 8

Hosted by OAWA and New Boots

To advance Women Apprentices and New Boots

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

300 Grandview Ave, Saint John


Sunday, March 8

Hosted by PRUDE INC. 1 pm to 3 pm

Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square



International Day for Women’s Rights March in Moncton Destination: Equity – Because equality entails pay equity

International Day for Women’s Rights March

The March starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Avenir Centre in Moncton.

It ends at Moncton City Hall where there will be a Community Organization Fair.

The event ends at 3:30 p.m.



Newfoundland & Labrador

St. John's

Sunday, March 8 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Annual Bread and Roses Brunch organized by various community and labour groups

A panel discussion to be held on I AM GENERATION EQUALITY: Realizing Women’s Rights. There will also be artisan tables, 50/50 draws, and participants are encouraged to bring sanitary products for the “Tampon Tuesday” table where items will be donated to the local food banks.




Local 2S will be attending 4th annual Tampon Tuesday event in Saskatoon on March 10. This is a partnership with Saskatoon Labour and United Way. 

We also do a collection for feminine hygiene products this goes to YWCA and they give away packages to women and girls at an event held in Saskatoon called YXE connect. Last year, more than 21,000 products were given away.



Please join Unifor’s Indigenous Liaison, Gina Smoke this Thursday, March 5th for a thank you reception for the North Point Douglas Women's Centre staff and Mama Bear Clan to show appreciation for all their hard work. This will be held at 4:30pm at the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre at 221 Austin Street North. If you are able to attend please RSVP Gina Smoke @email  Thank you to the Prairie Regional Council for sponsoring this event.

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm

Where: 221 Austin Street North