Who We Are
The Status of Women Committee (SWC) advocates for all women and women-identified members of OSSTF by providing support and education on local, provincial and global issues affecting women. Promotes women to be leaders, mentors and role models who strive towards making our work environment inclusive, safe, and equitable.
Annually, OSSTF D16 T/OT raises funds to support the Women’s Center of York Region with their Winter Warmth Program. The fundraiser provides tangible support to help women experiencing violence and poverty by providing the items they need to survive the winter months and a bit extra to celebrate the holidays with their children. Through Winter Warmth, women receive gift cards, stockings for children, pampered pillowcases for the moms, and small gifts for the children.
The status of women committee of District 16 - York Region T/OT is proud to offer three scholarships of $500, one student entering a university program, and one student entering a college program, and one to a student in a trade college program.
Special Day Events
December 6th: Event - The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
$100/school to commemorate the event. Receipts needed.
Requests & Reimbursement must go through your Status of Women Committee Rep (or BP)
Printable 11x17 Poster ~ Announcement Template
March: Event - International Women's Day
$50/school to celebrate the event. Receipts needed.
May: Event - Red Dress Day
October: Member Engagement - Apple Orchard
November: Workshop - Nail the Interview
Kids Helpline 1-800-668-6868
Toronto Rape Crisis Center (416) 597-1171
York Region Crisis Centre (905) 310-2673
Women’s Support Network 1-800-263-6734
Assaulted Women’s Helpline (Multi-Lingual)
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - Dec 6th
Books as Resources
Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks
WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere" by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel
CEO of Everything by Gail Vaz- Oxlade & Victoria Ryce
Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (fiction)