December 6th

Church is often overlooked as a place for conversations about gender-based violence. One way we are helping this conversation happen is through this archive of services for use on December 6, Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Please download your preferred service from our web site and incorporate remembrance and action on violence against women into the life of your faith community.

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The December 6th poster(pdf 245K) can help you get the word out in your area.

Following your service, kindly contact us with reports of your service including the number of attendees.

Why December 6?

On December 6, 1989 fourteen women were murdered and nine women and four men were wounded at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. The man responsible specifically targeted women, separating them from their male colleagues. The violence ended when he shot and killed himself.

Since that day, December 6 has been set aside for all Canadians as a day to remember women victims of violence and a day to take action on violence against women.

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