This March 8, Champlain Township celebrated International Women’s Day by reminding all its citizens to #BreakTheBias. Everyone is responsible for their own thoughts and actions, and only they can change the way they think and act. Every single person can do something to break the biases they see in the community, in the workplace, and in schools. Everyone has the ability to speak up against bias they see around them.
“We need more women in municipal politics. As they say at the Canadian Federation of Municipalities: Run, win, lead,” said Councillor Violaine Tittley. “You will make a difference in your community. It is a fantastic experience.”
“I am fortunate enough to work with some amazing women at Champlain Township.”, said Councillor Sarah Bigelow. “Happy International Women’s Day to Champlain’s Town Clerk Alison Collard, Lisa Burroughs Director Of Parks and Recreation, Jennifer Drury Director of Daycare Services, Jennifer Laforest Senior Planner, Cynthia Martin Head Librarian, Zoe Fortin Communications Specialist, Paula Knudsen CAO, Violaine Titley Councillor, to mention only a few of them. A big shoutout goes to all the hardworking women who work within our Township on a daily basis. We appreciate everything you do.”
“International Women’s Day is about celebrating the achievement of women in the global scene, spreading the awareness about equality of women, and lobbying the international community to accelerate gender parity,” said Mayor Normand Riopel. “International Woman’s Day is an amazing opportunity to remind ourselves that there are too many times when we don’t appreciate what women do for us. I want to thank all the amazing women for their hard work and dedication because they deserve it. Happy International Women’s Day!”
The Township encourages people to share empowering images, videos, resources, and articles with the #IWD2022 and #BreakTheBias hashtags, to help encourage people to forge an inclusive world.