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Happy International Women's Day 2024

Today - Friday, March 8 - is International Women's Day.

It’s a global day to recognize and celebrate women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It’s also a time to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the work remaining to be done.


The beginnings of International Women's Day can be traced back to the early twentieth century. It emerged from the activities of labour movements in North America and Europe and reflected a growing call for women’s equal participation in society.

International Women's Day first took place on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. That day, over a million women and men attended public events to show their support. Other countries began to observe and celebrate this day in the years that followed. The United Nations recognized 1975 as International Women's Year and began celebrating March 8 as International Women's Day.

Today, International Women's Day is a day of unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action and is celebrated in many countries worldwide.

The Government of Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024 is Invest in women: Accelerate progress.

IWD is a call to action and a reminder that gender equality is one of the most effective ways to build healthier, more prosperous, and more inclusive communities. 


We all have a role to play in building a future where everyone can reach their full potential. 


It is time to act – because women’s success is everyone’s success. The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2024 is Inspire Inclusion.

Home Suite Hope does both all the time. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024, HSH has long served single parent families by stablizing single parents as they face homelessness or precarious housing and setting them on a path to stability. After families are stabilized in housing with child care and other wrap around supports in place, the single parents receive a bursary to obtain a two-year post-secondary diploma through Sheridan College. Then they are supported through job search with the objective of securing employment and a means to provide a stable life for their family.

Today, on International Women’s Day HSH is joining100 Women Who Care Burlington at Burlington Centre.100WWCB has supported HSH as well as Shifra Homes and Halton Women’s Place and HSH is grateful for the support – and the opportunity to participate in the day’s event Friday.

Join us anytime throughout the day in The Hub. Stop by to say hello and find out more about HSH. You’ll find us at Burlington Centre, 777 Guelph Line, Burlington - and that's in The Hub.


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