Author: Sabrina Rosa


March 8th, 2024 marks International Women’s Day (IWD) and is celebrated annually. The day was initiated by  European activists who demanded that women have the right to vote, lead, equal pay and workplace rights. Since its inception till today, over a million people have attended these rallies. In its success, Women’s Day has now become a public holiday in many different countries. In some countries, people take a half day to celebrate this holiday.

International Women’s Day has a different theme annually. This year, the theme is “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress” which tackles economic disempowerment.

The colours of this year’s International Women’s Day are purple, green and white. The purple signifies justice, dignity and being loyal to the cause. Green means hope, and white represents purity. 


Last weekend, many women and others took to the streets of Toronto to celebrate women’s achievements and were demanding equal rights for women worldwide. Canadian women are fortunate to be able to walk the streets like this because some countries women still can’t freely do what they want. Many political leaders were at the march in support of Women’s Day. 

There are many ways to celebrate International Women’s Day. You can highlight women in your industry, celebrate women in film, give back to the community, read books by women authors, invite empowering female speakers, host a panel, donate to a charity, wear purple, and learn about impactful women. It does not matter if you are a women or a man, you can always acknowledge and celebrate women. Everyone can play a part in helping form gender equality. There are events, campaign’s, rallies, and many festivals to go and celebrate.


Here are some events to celebrate International Women’s Day in Toronto:

Women of Change’s Live Your Best Life Event: This will be a night with inspirational speakers and innovators. 

North York Women’s Centre IWD 2024 Empower-Her showcase: This event will offer a valuable platform to empower women. 

IWD Sound Bath: Celebrate the strength, resilience, and well-being of women everywhere with this online bath sound. 

Women’s Professional Summit: 12 different workshops, each crafted to level up your skills and thinking

Check the link to see many more events in an area near you.