Ottawa Labour Celebrates International Women’s Day

On Sunday, March 8, 2015, the Ottawa and District Labour Council hosted its annual International Women’s Day Dinner. The sold out event was attended by community and labour activists who gathered to celebrate and reflect on women’s roles in both the labour movement and the workplace.

Keynote speaker, Cindy Oliver, President of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of British Columbia, gave a rousing presentation on the importance of ensuring that all work environments, especially trades, are accessible and safe for women, while highlighting the work that still needs to be done to achieve true gender equality.

The theme of the evening was “Sisters Sharing Hope Vision Solidarity” and was sponsored by the Ottawa District Labour Council Women’s Committee.

Wassim Garzouzi from our firm attended the successful event.