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Remembering Violence Against Women

Candlelight Vigil
Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

Join Family Transition Place to commemorate December 6th – the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. 

This day, established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.

On Tuesday, December 6th, the Orangeville community is invited to attend a vigil at Family Transition Place from 11:30am-1:00pm. That evening, the Caledon Public Library will be hosting a vigil on behalf of Family Transition Place for the Caledon community. This vigil will be held at the Albion Bolton branch from 6:30-7:30pm.

Both of these annual ceremonies are held in memory of the tragic day over 25 years ago when those 14 women lost their lives to male violence. It is also an opportunity to consider ways we can individually take action to end women abuse.

Various members of the community will be speaking at each of these vigils, including members of the MENtors committee, local youth, and Town Council representatives.

For more information on the vigils, please visit

About Family Transition Place

Family Transition Place (FTP) provides a continuum of services to help women and children escape violence and unhealthy relationships and to help them rebuild their lives. Inside our doors, we offer a warm and welcoming place where their safety and well-being is the most important thing in the world. Whether it’s a safe place to live, or the services of a professional, skilled counselor to assist them on their journey, FTP is there to help. FTP relies on community support through donations and sponsorships to ensure its programs maintain their high standard of excellence, and that our Youth Education programs continue to be available to the youth and communities of Caledon and Dufferin.

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