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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

It has been over 30 years since the events at Polytechnique Montréal which claimed the lives of 14 young women.

On December 6, we remember:

  • Geneviève Bergeron
  • Hélène Colgan
  • Nathalie Croteau
  • Barbara Daigneault
  • Anne-Marie Edward
  • Maud Haviernick
  • Maryse Laganière
  • Maryse Leclair
  • Anne-Marie Lemay
  • Sonia Pelletier
  • Michèle Richard
  • Annie St-Arneault
  • Annie Turcotte
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The CDSBEO joins with the country as we stand up to violence and discrimination against women, girls and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community in every form. Flags at all CDSBEO facilities will be flown at half mast on December 6 to remember those who have experienced or have been victims of gender-based violence.

If you or someone you know is suffering, please reach out to Assaulted Women’s Helpline or if you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, please call 911.