Notice

We March Again Because Women Are Not Going Back

Publication Date

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 3:15pm

On January 19, 2019, we’re going to remind Premier Ford that women are not going back. We are organized. We are mobilizing.

Two years after the historic Women’s March on Washington, women of all backgrounds, abilities, genders and orientations will march to end Premier Ford’s attacks on women. Recently announced cuts include roll-back of minimum wage increases, removal of equal pay protections, cuts to Ontario Works and ODSP programs and millions in dollars in specialized funding slashed—programs that provide crucial support to women, people with disabilities, racialized and Indigenous women and youth.

Women’s marches will be happening across Ontario as part of a global coalition of sister marches that continue to mobilize on issues that affect women. We continue to march to combat issues like elimination of public sector jobs and services that women rely on, violence against women, attacks on racialized and indigenous communities, migrant and precarious workers, and discrimination against refugees and workers without legal status. Women march on!

Please join the PWC at the Roundtable Steering Committee Meeting on gender-based violence or one of the sister marches across the province.

Women’s Marches across the Province on January 19 2018

The PWC invites all members to sister marches across the Province.

Download the Ontario Federation of Labour event poster PDF iconwomens_march_2019_event_poster.pdf

Tips for Marching from the Ontario Federation of Labour PDF icontips_for_marching.pdf

Brantford March

Time: 12pm – 2pm
Location: Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Contact: Alexandra Sempie at 519-761-0863

Haldimand- Norfolk

Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Port Dover Lions Club Pavillion, 320 St Patrick St, Port Dover

Women's March Canada - Haldimand-Norfolk acknowledges that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee Peoples.  We keep this acknowledgement at the forefront of our events and thank the Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee Peoples for allowing us to gather. 

WE MARCH ~ in solidarity with women and human rights groups from across the world we will be marching to show that the progress made in 2017 was not enough. There is still so much work to do to protect and advance the rights of women, and the rights of all vulnerable citizens in our country. If you think 2017 was a loud year for women, well - you ain't seen nothing yet!

Timeline and Route:
11:30 AM.  March starts by Riverfront Park, Market St., Port Dover
12 NOON. Speakers & Performers at Port Dover Lions Silver Lake Pavilion

Women's organizations in Haldimand-Norfolk invite you to save the date for a timely conversation about women's issues and practical tools for community organizing and lobbying in Haldimand-Norfolk.  This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports the march's goals are welcome to join this peaceful gathering!

Community members who would like to speak or perform at the event are welcome to contact the HN chapter.

Huron-Bruce Women’s March

Time: 12 pm – 2 pm
Goderich Square, Goderich – see map here: https://bit.ly/2POYEGr
Contact: Alisha Schilbe at alishalesperance@mac.com

Ottawa March

Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Location: Parliament Hill - Wellington Street
Contact: Catherine Butler at ottawa@womensmarchcanada.com

St. Catherines March

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Mahtay Cafe,  241 St Paul St, St. Catherines

Sarnia

Time: 12 pm – 3 pm
Location: 255 Christina St N
Contact: Women's March Canada - Sarnia Lambton Chapter at sarnialambton@womensmarchcanada.com

Thunder Bay

Time: 12pm – 2pm
Location: Ka-Na-Chi-Hih, 1700 Dease St.
Contact: Nancy Johnson at nancyjo036@gmail.com 807-356-6901

Toronto

Time: 12pm – 3pm
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W
Contact: Women's March Canada - Toronto Chapter at toronto@womensmarchcanada.com

For up to date information, please visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1185785271560481/

On January 19th, Women March On: Toronto invites you to join together in marching, resisting and making it clear to policymakers that we will not accept rollbacks and attacks on our communities.

This march, and this movement, began in solidarity with our sisters in the United States as they demonstrated their resistance to their country’s new leadership. We march to bring awareness to the changes needed to build a safer, more inclusive Toronto. We are doing it again this year.

Our lineup of speakers will address the many egregious cutbacks to government funding and civil rights recently made by our provincial government.

Please note: speakers and performers are not listed in order of appearance.

Land acknowledgement by Dawn Maracle
Tanya Tagaq
Farrah Khan with member of Youth Gravity
Sandy Hudson
Rayne Fisher-Quann
Melissa Graham
Yasmeen Persad
Megan Whitfield
Indigenous drummers
Grrrl Justice
Raging Asian Women drumming group

Waterloo Region

Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Waterloo Square, 75 King St S Waterloo
Contact: Cassie Myers, Email: Waterlooregion@womensmarchcanada.com

Women's March Canada - Waterloo Region would like to acknowledge that Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Brantford are on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe, and Neutral peoples. We keep this acknowledgement at the forefront of our events and thank the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe, and Neutral peoples for allowing us to gather.

WE MARCH ~ in solidarity with women and human rights groups from across the world. There is still so much work to do to protect and advance the rights of women, and the rights of all vulnerable citizens in our country.

Our theme this year: End Violence Against Women. Women’s organizations in Waterloo Region, community members and women's march organizers invite you for a timely conversation about violence against women and practical tools for community organizing in Waterloo Region.

If you think 2018 was a loud year for women, well - you ain't seen nothing yet! Be sure to RSVP for updates on our route, timing and march chants!

We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and welcome trans women, genderqueer and non-binary people.