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Join the PWC and women’s organizations across Ontario to celebrate and honour of International Women’s Day.

IWD Events Across Ontario


Date: Friday, March 8 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Trent Port Marina, Trenton

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BalanceforBetter, this theme goes in different directions but we will focus on motivational women in entrepreneurship in the Quinte region who wear many hats in life. Such as balancing being a business woman, entrepreneur, having a family, being a mom, a wife, a friend, a caregiver and at times a house referee.

There will be great local door prizes and party bags for everyone to take home.


Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Guelph Public Library, 100 Norfolk Street

We are celebrating International Women’s Day with some of the extraordinary females and femmes of Guelph. Hear their stories and learn from their experiences while enjoying light refreshments. All ages and genders welcome!

Kingston – Queen’s Women’s Network

Date: March 8, 2019
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Agnes Etherington Atrium, Queen’s University 36 University Avenue, Kingston

If you are looking to meet other self-identifying women who work and study at Queen’s University, this is the event for you! The event will consist of:

  • A brief introduction to the history of QWN and who we are
  • Moderated networking – if you’re looking to meet others with similar goals and interests in mind
  • Snacks and socializing – if you’re interested in a relaxed lunch hour and social time
  • Coffee and convene – sign-up to be paired with another attendee and enjoy a future coffee, on QWN!

All are welcome to drop in for 10 minutes, half an hour, or the whole event. Learn more about the group or just enjoy the company of other members and a coffee (or tea, if that’s more your style).

QWN aims to engage and empower diverse leaders as a non-hierarchical employee resource group and is thankful to the Inclusive Community Fund for their support of this event.


Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 7, 2019 with Women in Communications and Technology and The London Club Speaker Series. Make meaningful connections and listen to the stories of influential leaders who are making a difference for women—both locally and beyond.

When: Thursday March 7, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: The London Club, 177 Queens Ave
Cost: $20.00 + HST with proceeds to My Sisters’ Place which includes light appetizers, networking, speakers and entry to our door prize draw. A cash bar will be available.

Come spark conversation on International Women’s Day!


  • 5:30-6:05pm, Registration, cocktails & nibbles, networking
  • 6:05-6:10pm, Greetings from WCT London, Laurie Hause, Board Chair
  • 6:10-7:10pm, Formal Program
  • 7:10-7:30pm, Event conclusion, door prizes, networking

Event Proceeds to My Sisters’ Place in memory of former WCT London board chair and member, Jodi Orr. Optionally, we are inviting you to bring a pair of new underwear for donation to My Sisters’ Place as these very basic necessities are often forgotten or overlooked.

Milton – March on Main

In celebration of International Women’s Day, CFUW Milton and District is hosting its 3rd annual “March on Main.”

Date: Friday, March 8th
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Starting at Milton Town Hall, 150 Mary Street

Starting at Milton Town Hall with a Proclamation by Mayor Gordon Krantz, we invite members of our community to march in downtown Milton to raise awareness for Gender Parity.

CFUW recommends that people arrive between 9:30 – 9:45.

This year, CFUW is excited by increased community participation, including Town Councilors, faculty and students representing Milton high schools, and members from a number of local business and non-profit organizations.


The Dinner Party is a major fundraiser to raise awareness and support for two important local charities:

Date: Wed, March 6, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road

The Dinner Party is a major fundraiser to raise awareness and support for two important charities: Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services Halton (SAVIS) and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan-Halton. All profits raised through ticket sales, silent auction and 50/50 draw are solely dedicated to supporting these two groups. Since inception, The Dinner Party has raised approximately $400,000.

The Dinner Party is pleased to announce our Title and Funding Sponsor: EFTO Halton Elementary Teachers

Speaker: The Dinner Party is thrilled to have Roberta Jamieson as our speaker as she is the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-Parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. An accomplished expert in alternative dispute resolution, Roberta also served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario.

For more information: https://bit.ly/2NL0U24


I Love Me Campaign Dinner
Date: Friday, March 8
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Café Abruzzo

I Love Me Campaign and the ladies of Casa Abruzzo celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 in the 3rd Annual Women’s Day Dinner!

Join us for a five-course dinner at Casa Abruzzo.

Funds raised will go towards the ILM Campaign’s 6-Session Self-Love and Mental Health Education Program, currently taking place in Ottawa High Schools.

The I Love Me Campaign is a Canada wide self-love campaign providing mental health education to teen girls through in-school workshops, outreach, and online positivity.


International Women’s Day Annual Gathering

Hosted by the Kawartha World Issues Centre and Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Seeds of Change at Emmanuel United Church, 534 George Street North,
5:00 pm — Doors Open
5:30 pm — Community Potluck
6:30 pm — Panel Presentation

#pressforprogress speakers are:

  • Alexandra Arraiz Matute
  • Stacy Love-Joliceur
  • Roshanak Jaberi

Free, inclusive family-friendly event. Donations and potluck items welcome.


Date: March 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: Caruso Club Sudbury, 385 Haig Street

Celebrate International Women’s Day by supporting The Sudbury Women’s Centre at The Angels on the Rock Gala.

Performer Lineup: There will be stellar musical performances all evening (bring your dancing shoes). Featuring Mellaney Dahl and Sandi Emdin as the MC Duo and Local Performing Artists, Angie Nussey, the Bluez Brothers, Naked Soul, Stephanie Fyfe, and Missy Dawn Duo. An evening to celebrate, party and support an amazing non-profit agency, the Sudbury Women’s Centre!

There will be a delicious smorgasbord of food and tapas throughout the evening and a cash bar.


Join the PWC on Saturday, March 9th, 2019, for the International Women’s Day March in Toronto.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019

  • Rally: 11 a.m.
  • March: 1 p.m.

Location: starting at the OISE auditorium – 252 Bloor St. W.

The IWD Rally and March is organized by Women Working with Immigrant Women and the IWD Toronto Organizing Committee.

The IWD Fair is organized by the Continuing Education Students Association at Ryerson and the Ryerson Centre for Women and Trans People.

Toronto – Mary Spratt Dinner

Date: March 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: 25 Cecil Street

Mary Spratt IWD Breakfast is hosted by United Steel Workers – Toronto Area Council

Windsor: Concert for Hope

Date: Friday, March 8th.
Time: 7:00 PM Doors open
Location: Waters Edge Event Centre, 2879 Riverside Drive East
Tickets: $35 Advance purchase only. Available at Snapd https://windsor.snapd.com/events/view/1224983 or by calling Karen at 519-977-2065

A Concert for Hope: Chamber music for flute and strings composed by women and played by women. A  fundraiser for women’s charities on each side of the Detroit River: Women’s Center Shelter for Women and Children in Windsor and Warrior Women Against Poverty in Detroit. The concert is very reasonably priced at $35 which includes the performance and a reception that includes crêpes by MIAM French Crêpes and hors d’oeuvres by Koolini Italian Eatery. Proceeds to Women’s Center Shelter and Warrior Women against Poverty.

A Concert for Hope arose out of our determination to celebrate women’s achievements while fundraising for women’s charities. Fundamental to our endeavour is a love for music and a recognition of its power to uplift and comfort in troubling times. The world continues to work towards gender balance and the exercise of selecting orchestral music written by women composers highlighted that while important progress has been made, pressing for progress must continue. Classical music has sometimes been characterized as an elitist form of music but our musicians are local activists for equality and making diversity and inclusion a part of our concert was fundamental to our endeavour.