National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women On December 6, 1989, 14 women at École Polytechnique de Montréal were killed in a gender-based act of violence. They were:
Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz
In 1991, the Parliament of Canada declared December 6th to be the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
This day provides communities and individuals with an opportunity to speak out against all forms of violence against women and its impact on victims and their families and friends.
In Ontario, candlelight vigils, memorial services, and other events are held throughout the province.