By: Sameera Raja
Toronto celebrated the 103rd International Women’s Day this Saturday Mar. 8 with a rally, march and several workshops teaching women the importance of self-defence and self-care against rape culture. The day was full of inspiration, celebrating achievements and planning future advancements for women across the country. Following the event, the second annual leadership conference was held today at Ted Rogers School of Management by Ryerson University engaging young female leaders to share experiences in professional fields. Plan Canada also hosted an art exhibit, The Malala Effect, on Saturday having local artists illustrate personal reflections of the young feminist, Malala Yousafzai, and a new book by the organization, Everyday is Malala Day. Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Kellie Leitch, said Canada’s theme for this Women’s Day was acknowledging the importance of entrepreneurship, jobs and female-run businesses. “Strong Women. Strong Canada. Canadian Women – Creating Jobs One Business at a time.”
McClung’s Magazine team would like to thank the inspiring women of Canada for leading the way in feminism.