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Jan
20
March On Vancouver
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March On Canada evolved out of the Canadian Women’s March movement and was formed in February 2017 by a coalition of organizers responsible for leading the Canadian Women’s March in cities and towns across Canada. It is a continuation of the work leaders did preparing for January 21, 2017, when a worldwide, grassroots movement came together to build communities that advocate for and uphold equality, diversity, and inclusion. March On is about are coming together to take concrete, coordinated actions at the federal, state, and local level. To learn more about this year’s march click here.

Date:
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Location:
Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, BC
Jan
23
English as an Additional Language Courses
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Hosted by the BC Federation Occupational Health & Safety Centre, the goal of this FREE program is to educate participants about workplace health and safety using an ESL curriculum model. Participants will have an opportunity to improve their language skills while learning about workers’ rights in health and safety topics such as workplace violence, preventing back injuries, workplace chemicals (WHMIS) and identification of hazards. For more information and start dates click here.

Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Location:
Vancouver & Richmond
Feb
01
Black History Month
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Black History month honours the contributions of people of African descent in Canadian society and is an opportunity to share the history and culture of Black Canadians. Historically, it honours the courage and resolve of trailblazers such as Viola Desmond, who in 1946 changed the conversation about why segregation is contrary to one’s human rights by electing to sit in the “whites only” section of a theater in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each activist revered during Black History month sent a very public message of what equality meant to them in the face of oppression, racism, and discrimination of that time. Efforts such as these led to a 1995 proclamation by Parliament marking February as Black History Month in Canada. This month, let us stand in solidarity to honour the strength and perseverance of Black Canadians and recognize that their fight is also ours and it is not over.

Date:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Location:
Canada
Feb
14
Have a Heart Day
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Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are. To learn more about this initiative and ways you can celebrate click here.

Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Location:
Canada
Feb
14
Women’s Memorial March
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The February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March honours the memory of all women from the Downtown Eastside who have died due to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence. Every year the list of women going missing increases. Over 3000 women are known to have gone missing or been murdered in Canada since the 1970s. Now in its 28th year, the march brings courage and commitment to end the violence that vulnerable women in the Downtown Eastside face on a daily basis and is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our sisters, remember the women who are still missing, and dedicate ourselves to justice.

Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Location:
Vancouver Downtown Eastside