The Pledge

The December 6, 1989 Montreal Massacre of 14 women shook Canada to its core. Every year the Carleton community commemorates the anniversary of the massacre—known as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, or White Ribbon Day—through various commitments. This year, we ask all of you, members of our community, to take meaningful action against gender-based violence. This includes:

  • Listen to women’s stories to understand their experiences.
  • Empower women by actively calling them into the conversation.
  • Speak up when you hear something wrong being said, done to, or about a women.
  • Research how you may have benefited from a system in place that has caused harm to women. Make time to read relevant resources and attend workshops.

As a way to hold ourselves accountable to these actions, we encourage you to share this statement on your personal social media platforms and make the public pledge to support the women in your lives—from the classroom to the boardroom to home. Remember who we are doing this for.


We Will Not Forget Them

Geneviève Bergeron

Hélène Colgan

Nathalie Croteau

Barbara Daigneault

Anne-Marie Edward

Maud Haviernick

Maryse Laganière

Maryse Leclair

Anne-Marie Lemay

Sonia Pelletier

Michèle Richard

Annie St-Arneault

Annie Turcotte

Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz