February 14 Women’s Memorial Marches
On February 14, marches are being held across Canada to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and to demand an end to state-organized violence against the Indigenous peoples.
This is the 32nd year that the marches have been held with the first taking place in Vancouver in 1992 to honour and demand justice for a woman murdered in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
The murders and disappearances which continue to this day take place under the conditions of state-organized racist violence and genocide. These conditions have been part of official colonial policy toward the Indigenous peoples since Canada came into being, and under them Indigenous women in particular are considered fair game. These crimes must be brought to an end and new relations established with the Indigenous peoples on a principled nation-to-nation basis.
All events February 14 unless otherwise indicated.
32nd Annual Women’s Memorial March
10:00 am-5:00 pm
10:00 am – Family & community gather at Main & Hastings.
Family members speak in remembrance.
12:00-4:00 pm March from Carnegie Centre (Main and Hastings)
All are welcome as the march takes to the streets and proceeds through the Downtown Eastside.
We make many stops to commemorate where women were last seen or found.
4:00-5:00 pm – Community feast at Japanese Language Hall (487 Alexander Street)
Sunday, February 12
Gather at Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave and march to BC Legislature
5th Women’s Memorial March
Gather at City Hall
15th Annual Women’s Memorial March
Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Ave SW
16th Annual Women’s Memorial March
18th Annual Strawberry Ceremony
Toronto Police Headquarters, 40 College St.
Women’s Memorial March
Cabot Square. March begins Atwater and Saint-Catherine (next to the old forum)