Media advisory, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10 a.m., Headquarters, lobby, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 4:59 AM
Divisional Policing Support Unit: 416-808-0104
The Toronto Police Service would like to remind the community that Tuesday, December 6, 2016, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. It was established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada. It marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at L’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. They died because they were women.
We, as a community, can take this time to consider concrete action to eliminate all forms of violence against women.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 10 a.m., in the lobby of police headquarters.
The Toronto Police Service will be hosting a news conference, during which we will be speaking about our 16 days of activism on violence against women. We will also be announcing an upcoming event to bring awareness and education to the public.
Deputy Chief Mike Federico and Victim Services Toronto Director Bonnie Levine will be two of the speakers.
A special tribute will be paid to all women who have been living with, or may have died as a result of, gender-based violence.
Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Ann-Marie Tupling, Divisional Policing Support Unit