Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Keynote speakers: Pam Damoff and Jerry Dias
Oakville & District Labour Council is honouring 5 local Activists who have made outstanding contributions to their community and their unions. We are acknowledging their extraordinary service with a night of celebration!
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Where: 475 North Service Rd E, Oakville, ON
Time: Doors open at 5:30
Sit down dinner: 6:30
Keynote Speakers: 7:30 to 8:45
Joining us are two amazing Keynote Speakers. We are very pleased to welcome: Pam Damoff, M.P. Oakville North – Burlington and Jerry Dias, President of Unifor.
Pam Damoff is the Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women and a member of several Parliamentary Committees, Associations and Inter-parliamentary Groups, including the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. She is also Chair of the Golden Horseshoe Caucus. In addition to its regular business, the Status of Women Committee studies issues surrounding gender equality and its federal mandate to stop violence against women. In March, 2017, the Committee tabled a report entitled Taking Action to End Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada, which focused on three types of violence that have a significant impact on young women and girls: harassment in public spaces, sexual violence on post-secondary campuses, and cyber violence, and makes 45 recommendations to the Government of Canada that aim to prevent, respond to and eliminate acts of violence against women and girls. The Committee also worked on Bill C-337, a Private Members’ Bill that built on the work of our government to reduce the systemic barriers faced by sexual assault survivors in navigating the justice system.
Jerry was elected the first President of the new union Unifor, on August 31, 2013. Jerry is on the Board of Directors for Halton Women’s Place. Over the last six years, Jerry has taken on the issue of violence against women through his participation, along with his son Jordan, in the Hope in High Heels walk for Halton Women’s Place.
Jerry is the walk’s top fundraiser – raising more than $300,000 in six years!–helping to provide a large chunk of the operating budget of Halton Women’s Place, a women’s shelter and centre in Burlington, Ontario.
Some of the ticket sales from the event will be going to Halton Women’s Place. We are also doing a 50/50 draw to support the United Way Halton & Hamilton.
Tickets are $60 each or a table of 10 for $600.