25th Anniversary Memorial Breakfast

Niagara Regional Labour Council & Unifor Local 199 Women’s Committee and District 35 Brock Support Staff (OSSTF) – partnered together to host the 25th anniversary memorial breakfast to honour & remember the victims of Montreal Massacre Dec 6 1989. Our theme this year was sexual violence. The guest speakers included, St Cathariens new mayor – Walter Sendzick, Jami Coughler who is the program Co-ordinator for “A Safer Brock” Student Sexual Violence Centre, Roxanne Derhodge (Niagara Region Sexual Assault centre) and Brock University student male ally Em Heppler (OPRIDG)

A variety of community based organizations set up information tables to explain how they help and support Women in the community, the organizations included; Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre, A Safer Brock- Student Sexual Violence Support Center, Gillian’s Place West Niagara 2nd Stage Housing, CARSA, Family Counselling Centre, Women’s Place South Niagara, NRP- Victim Services Niagara.and the White Ribbon Campaign which is organized by men working to end men’s violence against women, the campaign is dedicated to the women engineering students murdered in Montreal.

All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Brock Student Sexual Violence Support Center, for a safer Brock which has two locations located on the campus and downtown St Cathariens. The centre is an non-profit organization that aims to raise public awareness about sexual violence, provide free, confidential, non-judgmental support services and resources to survivors of sexual violence and their families/friends. In attempt to provide clients with a safe, welcoming, and peaceful spaced. This support may include counseling, personal essential items, financial resources, temporary housing, transportation, advocacy, accompaniments, and any other support they may require.