International Women’s Day this year is March 8, 2023. The theme this year is #EmbraceEquity. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
This year, our team produced a special video for the song Unstoppable performed first by Sia, and inspired by the incredible women and allies of Brampton. Please see below for a list of organizations that could use your support.
To the armour of women, allies and organizations that inspire us to #EmbraceEquity every day: “Take your place. Own the space. Do it with style, humour, smarts and grace” – Rowena Santos
Join us at Brampton City Hall on Wednesday March 8th at 6pm to help us celebrate.
6:00 PM Start
- Live Mural Painting Begins by Jaspal Birdi
- Opening Remarks by host Jael Richardson
- Remarks by Mayor Brown
- Remarks by Rebecca Moroz, on behalf of Coca-Cola Bottling Limited
- Remarks by Kimberlee Johnston, President of the Zonta Club of Brampton Caledon
- Embrace Equity Special Recognition
- Fireside chat with Councilor Santos, Councilor Brar, Jael Richardson, MP Sonia Sidhu, Kathy McDonald and Clare Barnett
- Light Refreshments in the Conservatory opens
- Dance Performance by Jade’s Hip Hop Dance Academy
- Musical Performance by Nicole Chambers
Dance Performance by Divinity Dance School
- Musical Performance by Ose
- Closing Remarks by host Jael Richardson
Please also participate in the Vendors Market between 2 and 9pm featuring Brampton based female-driven small business owners. There will also an EmpowHER Information booth to help young women become more involved in their community and develop their transferable skills through civic engagement and community participation.
Stop by the Imagica Photo Booth to capture a customized photo at the event! Capture a memorable moment and walk away with an instant print!
Please visit the City of Brampton International Women’s Day Event Site for more information.
Organizations Supporting Women in Brampton
There are a number of incredible organizations doing working in Brampton and Peel Region. Please considering supporting them:
Armagh House armaghhouse.ca
Cupid’s Sting cupidssting.org
Elizabeth Fry Society Peel-Halton efrypeelhalton.ca
Hope 24/7 hope247.ca
Indus Community Services induscs.ca
Peel Committee Against Women Abuse pcawa.net
Punjabi Community Health Services pchs4u.com
Red Shawl Women’s Community Organization redshawl.org
Roots Community Services rootscs.org
Safe Centre of Peel scopeel.org
Salvation Army Family Services tsavawservices.ca (535 Main Street, Brampton)
Sukhmani Haven sukhmanihaven.com
Women and Children Precious Shelter wcpreciousshelter.ca
Zonta Club of Brampton Caledon zontabramptoncaledon.com
Please contact us to get added to this list and be part of our ongoing efforts to support the work of organizations working for equity.