On December 6th, 1989 the world witnessed the violent shooting of 14 women at Polytechnique Montréal, Quebec’s largest engineering school. Shortly after in 1991, the Parliament of Canada declared December 6th to be the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – also known as White Ribbon Day.
In the years since 1989, we have unfortunately been reminded that our public spaces are not immune from violence. We honour the 14 women who tragically lost their lives that day. It is also a time to take action.
At Dillon, we are demonstrating our commitment for change through our anti-harassment and anti-violence policies, as well as policies on employment equity; diversity and inclusion to help encourage a respectful workplace. Women in Dillon was founded over ten years ago to ensure that the female voice is heard throughout Dillon and encourage others to drive change. We are an equal opportunity employer and continually work to ensure all of our staff are able to work in a safe workplace.