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International Women’s Day 2018 Events in Canada



Across Canada, women’s networks, corporations, charities, educational institutions, government bodies, political parties, the media and beyond are celebrating International Women’s Day 2018. Join the movement to #PressforProgress at one of these events, or plan your own celebration! 



The Dinner Party featuring Arlene Dickinson (Burlington, ON, March 7 @ 5:30pm EST)  

The Dinner Party is a major fundraiser to raise awareness and support for three important charities: Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services Halton (SAVIS), Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan-Halton and Zonta International. All profits raised through ticket sales, silent auction and 50/50 draw are solely dedicated to supporting these three groups. Since inception, The Dinner Party has raised approximately $320,500.


Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce 2018 International Women’s Day (Coquitlam, BC, March 8 @ 11:00am PST)

Presented by TD Canada Trust, the afternoon event will connect, inspire, and empower all professionals in the room. Featuring guest speaker Fiona Forbes, host of Vancouver’s hit TV talk show, “THE RUSH.”


SHEfights II: #PressForProgress (Toronto, ON, March 10 @ 5:00pm EST)

SHEspars and Back Forward Kick present this Muaythai Ontario sanctioned all female amateur muaythai event in support of International Women’s Day.


International Women’s Day: keynote from Microsoft’s Vaz Rosario (Winnipeg, MB, March 8 @ 11:00am CST)

Part of ICTAM’s (Information and Communications Technologies Association of Manitoba) Women in Technology Series.


#TimesUp: A Dialogue on Women’s Equity in the Workplace, Politics & Society (Montreal, QC, March 8 @ 7:00am EST)

The Montreal Global Shapers hub, Forusgirls and JCCAC – Jeune chambre de commerce algérienne du Canada unite their forces to introduce a unite for a poignant discussion on women’s equity and the #TimesUp movement.


Leading with a Purpose: An International Women’s Day Lunch (Toronto, March 8 @ 12:00pm EST)

Attendees will be given the chance to network with extraordinary purpose-driven women from surrounding communities in support of this year’s IWD theme, #PressforProgress, a global advocacy and support movement for gender parity.


Women with Tech Taking Over the World by Volta Labs (Halifax, NS, March 8 @ 5:30pm AST)

The event will kickoff with a brief keynote given by Sreejata Chatterjee, co-founder of Leadsift, on the importance of having a co-founder. Sreejata will discuss how having a co-founder has assisted LeadSift in its growth, how to find the right co-founder, and her experience as a female founder. Following the address, we will open the floor to anyone who is interested in sharing their experiences and what they’re looking for in a co-founder.


“Flow and Goals” Yoga and Goal Setting by Lululemon (Toronto, ON, March 8 @ 7:00pm EST)

An evening of yoga, goal setting, female empowerment, and treats. The vinyasa flow yoga class (for all levels) will begin at 7:30pm, followed by a vision and goals workshop.


“Women Changing Lives” hosted by Family of Women Inc and Making Changes Association (Calgary, AB, March 8 @ 6:00pm MST)

In support of Family of Women Inc and Making Changes Association, the evening will include a guest speaker, a fashion show, and two musical performances.


International Women’s Day 2018 Concert (Red Deer, AB, March 8 @ 7:00pm MST)

Featuring Randi Boulton, Kimblery MacGregor, Amelie Patterson, Billi Zizi, Vissia, and Justine Vandergrift.


International Women’s Day: Pink Attitude 18 featuring Manjit Minhas (Brampton, ON, March 10 @ 6:30pm EST)

Pink Attitude Evolution celebrates women that shatter through barriers, while inspiring and empowering others to be prominent leaders regardless of age, gender, orientation, race, religion, or abilities. The event will feature Manjit Minhas, Co-founder & CEO, Minhas Breweries and Distilleries and Dragon on Dragons Den. 



Find more information and events on the International Women’s Day website.