Further strides are still needed to achieve equality in our world, and for this year’s women’s day (March 8), our local will be showcasing some of our current and past members, sharing their stories and experiences.
International Women’s Day (IWD) provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women’s equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more.
The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, education institutions, community groups, professional associations, women’s networks, charities, non-profit organizations, media and Emergency Communications Professionals of B.C. (ECPBC).
From current deputy fire chiefs, and newly-minted RCMP members, to retirees and employees who have had their children follow them into our chosen careers, the ECPBC is proud to work alongside these capable professionals.
Choose to challenge is the IWD 2021 campaign theme, and asks everyone to recognize and speak to gender bias and inequality.
“Our members have chosen to challenge and take action against bias and fight for gender equality for as long as we have existed. Following this year’s theme, we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality because from challenge comes change,” said Donald Grant, ECPBC CUPE Local 8911 president.
“Today, we are celebrating women’s achievements from within our membership. These women have been/are the calm voice on the phone and radio when you call 911 for help.”
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and IG throughout the month to learn more about our members’ contributions to public safety.