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IWD 2020 event wrap up

March 6, 2020

Today we celebrated International Women’s Day at the Keele Community Hub with our York South-Weston Community.

Caring for our Communities, Caring for Ourselves focused on the importance of non-profits in our community. The event was kicked off by local MP Ahmed Hussen who welcomed everyone to the event and spoke to the importance of celebrating International Women’s Day as well as further advancing policy and programs that support women in our communities.

We then hosted a panel discussion on decent work for women in non-profits with speakers discussing the importance of workers’ rights, diversity on boards and valuing women’s work.

The event had a turn out of over 50 local agencies and community members from across York South-Weston.

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