In spite of a major snow storm that struck the Greater Toronto Area with trees down, electricity out, and roads unplowed, the International Women’s Day rally and march was a huge success!
People came out in large contingents from unions and community organizations, along with many individuals who filled the hall, and participated in a spirited march led by the Eagle Women Singerz.
Thank you to our rally speakers and performers who brought their knowledge and uplifting energy:
- Dr. Catherine Brooks, Anishnawbe Kwe Elder
- Chloe Tse, Ontario Health Coalition
- Eagle Women Singerz
- Gloria Turney, Personal Support Worker, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
- Laura Walton, President of Ontario School Board Council of Unions
- Leny Rose, President of Migrante Ontario
- Minoo Derashan, Iranian activist
- South Asian Women’s and Immigrant’s Services
- Yolanda McClean Secretary Treasurer of CUPE Ontario and President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)
IWD Toronto will be back on the streets in 2024!