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
- International Women’s Day Web Statement;
- Sample social media posts;
- Web and social media assets;
- Busting myths about care work.
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!
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Fun Activities for International Women’s Day 2022
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International Women’s Day Celebration Quiz
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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
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