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Today is International Women’s Day

Srs Melinda & Mary raise their hands in support

The Loretto Sisters | IBVM are women called by God to a life of prayer and service, committed to enriching the lives of God’s people, especially women, and to the promotion of justice, peace and integrity of creation. We have faith in our founder Mary Ward’s declaration “that women in time to come will do much”.

We support Choose to Challenge

And so, on this day we choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. We raise our hands high to show we support Choose to Challenge – where we choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. For more info

Sr Evanne Hunter

Sr Evanne Hunter Young Women in Leadership Award

In fact, in honour of International Women’s Day, each year the Toronto Catholic District School Board gives out the Sr Evanne Hunter Young Women in Leadership Award to 2 exceptional female students in recognition of their leadership qualities and involvement in social justice efforts in their school and community.

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