SEIU Healthcare President, Sharleen Stewart, was the keynote speaker at the 2019 International Women’s Day Celebration Brunch on Sunday, March 3, 2019. SEIU Healthcare sisters joined members of various unions in the Canadian Labour Congress at the event hosted by the Peel Regional Labour Council in Brampton, Ont.
Through raffles and auctions, union sisters and brothers raised proceeds for the Armagh House, Safe Centre of Peel, and the Wellspring Cancer Support Centre.
Sharleen called the women to action:
“International Women’s Day is a perfect time to reflect on the history of the Women’s Movement. But as activists, it’s also vital to look ahead to where we still need to go.
“This fall, we have a federal election and with that comes important decisions we must make. We need to work together to get more women elected. We need people in power who will push this country forward and protect and support working Canadians. We all have the power to make this happen. Every single person here has a voice and we must all make ours heard. Staying silent is not an option. We can’t afford to go backward.”