March 8th is International Women's Day. It is a time for Canadians to celebrate the progress that has been made towards gender equality and an opportunity to take action to overcome the barriers that remain.

Here are ten ideas for how you can celebrate International Women's Day:

  • Take part in an International Women's Day event in your community.
  • Recognize the achievements of an exceptional woman in your community by profiling her in a local paper or online platform, making a donation to a charity in her name, or nominating her for an award (such as the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case).
  • Encourage youth to get involved through classroom discussions and activities, using the Learning Toolkit.
  • Learn more about the challenges facing women around the world from international organizations like UN Women.
  • Donate your time to a local, national or international organization that supports women and gender equality.
  • Talk with men and boys about their role as advocates and allies for gender equality.
  • Plan a fundraising event at your workplace or school for a charity that works with women or works to advance gender equality.
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