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HCDSB News Release
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Our Women Now ~ A Call for Justice!

A virtual LIVE summit will take place on Monday, October 5, 2020 with special guest appearances from Indigenous youth, Grandmothers, and influencers speaking about the injustices and history of violence towards Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and gender-diverse people.

The virtual summit will take place from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on October 5th. Viewers and participants are welcome to watch online on the Halton Catholic District School Board's (HCDSB) YouTube channel: Virtual Summit ~ Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

October 5th ~ Speakers & Performers

  • Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner of the MMIWG Inquiry
  • Charlene Bearhead, Curriculum writer for “They Will Guide Us”
  • “We Matter” youth ambassadors, drummers, dancers and many other special guests!

In honour of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, HCDSB secondary schools will be showing their support by displaying a red dress in their school foyers as a visual depiction of the violence against Indigenous peoples across Canada.

More Information

For more information on the MMIWG virtual summit on October 5th, view the event poster​. ​​​


The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 37,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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Amanda Bartucci
Strategic Communications
Alternate Media Contact:
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Strategic Communications

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