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Women's History Month

October is Women's History Month. This month represents an opportunity to highlight the past and present contributions of women to from all walks of life as a vital part of our society.

Each year, the Manitoba Status of Women Secretariat and the Manitoba Women's Advisory Council organize an event to commemorate this month.

Save the Date!

Let’s celebrate – Women’s History Month

Theme: Women and Pay Equity
Monday, October 2, 2017

Manitoba Legislative Building
GOLDEN BOY DINING ROOM (basement level)
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(formal program begins at 12 noon)
Light refreshments will be available.

Please join our celebration of Women’s History Month as we host a discussion on women and pay equity.

  • Honourable Rochelle Squires – Minister responsible for the Status of Women
  • Dr. Jeannette Montufar, Ph.D., P.Eng., PTOE, FITE, FCAE – Chair of the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council
  • Ms. Laurelle A. Harris – Partner at Levene Tadman Golub Law Corporation, Past Chair – Board of Directors, Women's Health Clinic and Board Member – Jewish Federation of Winnipeg

Please advise Manitoba Status of Women Secretariat if disability accommodations are required.

** Please Note: Event location in Legislative Building changed to Golden Boy Dining Room.

Please RSVP to: 204-945-6281, 1-800-263-0234 or email

International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2017 is International Day of the Girl. The United Nations first declared the day in December 2011.

It is a time to celebrate and recognize girls from Manitoba, to reflect on the achievements of girls and how to remove barriers that prevent girls from reaching their full potential.

We encourage individuals, organizations and agencies from across our province to hold events and celebrate in their own way.

Here are just a few ideas you can do in your community:

  • Start a group at your school or work to organize an event to recognize International Day of the Girl celebration on October 11, 2017.
  • Plan a luncheon, a walk, a lecture at your school or in your community.
  • Get a group of girls together to participate in a service project in your community.
  • Donate or volunteer to a cause or charitable organization that supports girls.
  • Take some time, either individually or as a group of girls, to learn about the lives of girls in other parts of Manitoba, or Canada or globally.

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