In Canada, December 6th has been designated as the official day on which to commemorate and mourn the victims of the École Polytechnique massacre, as well as take action against gender-based violence. This CBC video offers brief biographies of the victims of the December 6th shooting whose identities have often been forgotten, though the identity of the shooter is often invoked. The video is captioned.
Today and every day, we should also both remember Helen Betty Osbourne and the thousands of other Indigenous women, girls, and trans people who have been murdered or are missing and work against the racism, sexism, ableism, and colonialism that have contributed to their deaths and disappearances. Read the Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls here.
A list of resources and support services for victims of gender-based violence in Canada is here.