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Bradford West Gwillimbury > 2023 03 IWD 2023


International Women’s Day

March 8, 2023


International Women’s Day is recognized and celebrated annually around the world on March 8; and


The International Women's Day 2023 campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity, emphasizing that equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have, and that gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA; and


#EmbraceEquity seeks to help forge a worldwide conversation about the difference between 'equity' and 'equality' and why it is important to understand, acknowledge and value that equal opportunities aren't enough; and


Equity and equality are inherently different concepts. Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome; and


The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury recognizes that through equity we can achieve equality and that people's needs aren't always the same and we often need different things to succeed.


That His Worship Mayor James Leduc and Members of Council proclaim March 8, 2023, as INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ​​in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

Community Event

Join Ward 1 Councillor, Cheraldean Duhaney, and other women in the community for a Women's Day Brunch
on Wednesday, March 8, from 12-2 pm, featuring live entertainment, networking, a panel discussion,
and a health and safety information session.

Bradford and District Community Centre, 125 Simcoe Road.

The event is free to attend but registration is required: Register Here.

Participants are encouraged to bring a feminine product or a non-perishable food item for
donation to the Bradford Helping Hand Food Bank.​