Celebrating Women’s History Month 2021

October is Women’s History Month in Canada, marking the beginning of an annual month-long celebration of the outstanding achievements of women throughout Canadian history. Women’s History Month includes International Day of the Girl on October 11 and Persons Day on October 18.

Inaugurated in 1992, Women’s History Month aims to honour the courageous action of women and girls who made strides in the past and those that continue to champion women’s rights today.

This year, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Diversity, Inclusivity and Belonging Committee offered a presentation made by our very own Rose Keith, QC.

This special presentation, titled “The #MeToo Movement – How We Got There and Where It Has Taken Us,” took place virtually on October 5, 2021.

The #MeToo Movement has taken the world by storm in recent years and served as a platform for women to share their personal experiences with sexual harassment and abuse.

In her many years of practice, Rose has been counsel on cases involving allegations of sexual harassment and assault, which provides her with a unique and informed perspective on this topic.

The cultural shift that has occurred as a result of the #MeToo movement is vital to the continued pursuit of gender equality and we look forward to bringing this conversation to the forefront as we recognize Women’s History Month as a firm.

Learn more about Women’s History Month here.