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UTSC National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women #utscremembers

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November 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is commemorated in Canada. In 1989, 14 Engineering students of l’École Polytechnique de Montreal were targeted and murdered because they were women. This year marks the 30th anniversary of this tragic event. Every year, the UTSC community comes together to honour these 14 women, and to raise awareness of gender-based violence through various events.

This year, we are creating wellness kits as tangible support items. From October 25, 2019, to November 26, 2019, we are asking the UTSC community to participate in a donation drive to support women in need in Scarborough. Donation boxes will be available across campus and in the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre (EV141). A list of acceptable donations can be found below and on the event website.


Toiletries: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, soap, brushes, combs, makeup, facial cleansers/masks, deodorant

Feminine hygiene products: Pads, panty liners, tampons or new silicone cups

Children: Diapers, baby formula, warm clothing, hats, socks, mitts, onesies, pajamas, baby shampoo, baby soap, baby wipes, diaper cream

Food: Non-perishable, nutritious proteins, such as canned tuna, beans, and peanut butter.

Clothing: (New or Gently Used) Warm winter clothing, such as coats, socks, hats and mitts, professional business attire

(dress pants, blouses, skirts, shoes, and dresses), pantyhose, pajamas, tights, new



  1. Academic Advising & Career Centre AC 213
  2. Admissions & Student Recruitment Office HL 104
  3. Campus Police SW 304
  4. Department of Student Life SL157
  5. Health and Wellness Centre, SL 270
  6. International Student Centre HL 448
  7. Marketing and Communications BV 5th Floor
  8. Principal’s Office & Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office: Arts & Administration Building, 4th floor: Reception
  9. Residence Centre
  10. SCSU, SL 108
  11. Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre EV 141
  12. Toronto PAN AM Sports Centre (TPASC)