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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6, 2021
On this, the anniversary of the violent act at Polytechnique Montréal that claimed the lives of 14 women, we pause to remember all those we’ve lost to gender-based violence in Canada.
Each year, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women reminds us of the ongoing need to invest in programs and services that support victims of intimate partner violence and those trying to escape it. With the increase in gender-based violence we’ve seen throughout the pandemic; this need has never been greater.
If you or someone you know is living in an abusive home, our tips and resources sheet offers helpful information on safety planning and self-care. We also encourage everyone to learn the Violence at Home Signal for Help, which allows a victim to ask for help when an abuser is present.