Winnipeg Women’s Committee CALENDAR 2021/2022

May 2021 - December 2022 - May 2021 - December 2022

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MAY 18
Annual General Meeting
Elections for Executive
Chair – Mona Simcoe Vice-Chair – Nicole Papineau Sec/Tres – Faye Kingyens
PSAC Regional Rep – Martha Johnson

JUNE 14
Calendar for WRWC events 2021/2022

JUNE 24-26
PSAC Prairie Regional Convention

JULY 12
Resolutions to PSAC National Equity Conference – Deadline July 16

AUGUST
No Meeting

SEPTEMBER 13
Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters (MAWS) – Colleen Sym
MAWS is a provincial association for the family violence shelters in Manitoba.
They support shelters in their work providing safe havens and programming for women and their children escaping violent relationships. Currently Colleen Sym is project manager of the Transforming Together project. This is about building the governance skills of the local boards of directors for the shelters, building capacity of MAWS and strengthening services for those accessing shelter services.
Colleen Sym will attend meeting to share more about MAWS and explore how PSAC WRWC could become allies in stopping gender based violence and its impact on gender inequality.

OCTOBER 2 – POSTPONED
Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention – Anna Pazdzierski
Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of Everyone
This is an 8hr course that teaches you how to handle yourself in a crisis at work.
The cost would be $30 if you want an official certificate otherwise free. Anna would waive her fee to teach. This is a required course for those in teaching or health care.

OCTOBER 18
Trafficking of Women in Manitoba – Angie Hutchinson – Survivor’s Hope

NOVEMBER 8
Budget for WRWC 2022
Resolutions to the National Equity Conference
Resolutions to PSAC National Triennial Convention

NOVEMBER 22-27
PSAC National Equity Conference – virtually

DECEMBER 6
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
MFL Women’s Committee Memorial Lunch – $30 tickets
Christmas Hamper Drive donations

2022
JANUARY 17
Annual General Meeting
Audited Financial Statements
Approval of WRWC Budget 2022

FEBRUARY 7
Social Justice Fund Information session
“The labour movement has an important role in fighting the social and economic inequities that impact the lives of workers and people in Canada and around the world. The Social Justice Fund is one of PSAC’s contributions to that struggle.
The promotion of the right to decent work, quality public services, human rights and equality are cornerstones of the PSAC Social Justice Fund. Through education, mobilization and empowerment, PSAC’s Social Justice Fund works to advance the role of our members in building stronger communities, a better country and a more just and humane world.”

MARCH 5
Wellness Day Event – Self Care+

MARCH 8
International Women’s Day – guest speaker
Mental Health – for union activist’s

APRIL 11
Bear Clan Patrol guest
“The Patrol came about as a result of the ongoing need to assume our traditional responsibility to provide security to our Aboriginal community. Given that the Aboriginal population in Winnipeg is anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000, and is heavily concentrated in certain inner city neighborhoods, it was felt that the community must organize to keep the peace and to assist community members. The concept behind the patrol, then, is community people working with the community to provide personal security in the inner city in a non-threatening, non-violent and supportive way. The Patrol operates out of the Ndinawe Youth Drop In located in the city’s north end.”

APRIL 23
North End Cleanup
Earth Day – April 22

APRIL
PSAC National Convention

MAY 5-7
MFL Convention – Brandon

MAY 9
LGBTQ2SIA+ awareness event
(Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two Spirited, Intersex, Asexual)

JUNE 13
BBQ meeting invite REVP

JULY
No Meeting

AUGUST
No Meeting

SEPTEMBER 12
Breakfast Programs and School Supply needs for Winnipeg
Food Bank Speaker

OCTOBER 11
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD
“On October 11, the International Day of the Girl seeks to bring awareness and solutions to the unique challenges that girls around the world face every day.
From the moment a child is born, she can grow up to be a scientist, author, business leader, mother, teacher or anything she may choose to be. Providing her with healthy options, education, and resources to make her own choices means removing some of the obstacles she faces.
Depending on where she lives, a young girl’s challenges will vary and how we approach addressing those issues will change. During International Day of the Girl, join the global call to action. Create real solutions; listen to the aspiration of young women; mentor someone who will someday overcome the challenges she faces.
HOW TO OBSERVE #DayOfTheGirl
Join events around the world designed to improve the lives of girls in the most impoverished nations. Become a mentor. Make a donation of supplies to schools. Be inspired by or inspire girls in your life by speaking about women leaders from the past and present.
Whether she was a teacher or an author, a political leader or an activist, share the stories of those who have made changes for the better in the world.
Be a part of the difference that makes lives better for aspiring young girls around the globe and use #DayOfTheGirl to share on social media.”

NOVEMBER 14
Budget for WRWC 2023

DECEMBER 8
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
MFL Women’s Committee Memorial Lunch – $30 tickets
Christmas Hamper Drive donations