International Women’s Day 2022

This International Women’s Day, Canada’s unions are highlighting the critical importance of care work and calling for greater support for care workers and investments in Canada’s care systems.

While International Women’s Day takes place on Tuesday, March 8, we encourage you to share these materials anytime during the week of March 6-13. Below you will find a comprehensive package of social media assets, including images and sample messaging. We encourage you to share these with your contacts and through your social media channels.

Our key messages for International Women’s Day in 2022

  • Care work is the foundation of the economy. It is the labour that allows all other work to happen. 
  • Without care services our society couldn’t function. Everyone needs care at some point in their lives. 
  • Care work is critical infrastructure that supports families, communities and the economy.
  • Globally, women and girls perform the majority of care and domestic tasks. Being responsible for these tasks can prevent them from accessing education or paid employment. 
  • Racialized women are disproportionately represented among care workers – working in paid care jobs while juggling their unpaid care responsibilities at home. 

Resources and materials

Actions you can take

Visit our Action Hub where you can share your own experiences of care, write your MP, and amplify the campaign.

Sign-up for our International Women’s Day Webinar on Thursday, March 10th.

This #IWD2022, join us in highlighting care work and speaking out about the care we need!

Dr. Nothabo Ncube: Allow Your Light to Shine

Dr. Nothabo Ncube is an Inspirational TEDx Speaker, A Coach and A Millennial Mentor. 

Having overcome her own personal and professional obstacles, her powerful story encourages this generation to face their challenges and conquer them. 

Her story led her to meet the media mogul, Oprah Winfrey and just recently she shared her life journey on the TEDx platform and at a United Nations Women Event. 

Through a whirlwind of inspirational lectures, round table discussions and media appearances she positively influences, challenges and reconnects youth with their passions. 

She uses incredible wit and candor to empower young girls and women. 

Imagine a gender equal world.

A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality.

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias

Fun Activities for International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day Celebration Quiz

Click the image to take the Quiz

Once you’ve successfully completed the International Women’s Day Quiz, fill out the form below to be entered to win fabulous prizes.

* The IWD 2022 Draws Are Closed. Thank you to everyone that participated.

Draw date was March 10, 2022

Quiz Prizes

The Kamloops & District Labour Council would like to thank the BC Wildlife Park, Tim Hortons, CUPE 900, Match Eatery & Public House and Privato Vineyard and Winery for their support.

Prize Books
Hidden Figures: The American Dream And The Untold Story Of The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space

The #1 New York Times bestseller
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space—a powerful, revelatory history essential to our understanding…

Becoming

Now in paperback—the intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, And Trailblazers Who
Changed History

You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man? Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite…

150 Fascinating Facts About Canadian Women

Did you know that, in 1875, Grace Annie Lockhart graduated from Mount Allison University as the first woman to receive a degree in any British Empire country? Or that the Women”s Labour League was formed in 1920, calling for equal pay, maternity care, and birth control? Or that it wasn”t until…

Modern Herstory: Stories Of Women And Nonbinary People Rewriting History

An inspiring and radical celebration of 70 women, girls, and nonbinary people who have changed—and are still changing—the world, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through Black Lives Matter and beyond.

In The CompanyOf Women: Inspiration And Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, And Entrepreneurs

New York Times Bestseller, Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Essence, Named a Best Holiday Gift Book by Real Simple, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Globe, and more
Named a Best Gift for Coworkers by Heavy.com