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YWCA December 6 Fund

December 3rd, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

The YWCA December 6 Fund is a non-interest-bearing loan fund for women leaving violent homes in the GTA and the region of Peel. Established in 1994 to commemorate the 14 women murdered at Montreal’s L’Ecole Polytechnique on Dec 6, 1989, the fund helps women and their children establish themselves in greater safety. Between April 2006 and March 2007, 102 women and 121 children accessed over $68,260 in loans. The purpose of the Fund is to help women make the transition from abusive situations to safety and self-reliance and to raise awareness about violence against women. To find out how to apply for a loan, send an email to dec 6 (at) to or call 416.652.7176.

Please join the YWCA for their December 6 Fund Banquet: Saturday, December 8, 2007 YWCA December 6 Fund Banquet Ontario Federation of Labour Building Banquet Hall 15 Gervais Drive (Don Mills & Eglinton)

Individual Tickets $50 Table Sponsor $700 To purchase tickets email call 416. 961.8101 x 360

Entertainment includes: Singer and actor Amanda Martinez, Brazilian singer Luanda Jones, and vocalist Allison Long with cellist Mariel Gonzalez. Delicious Indian cuisine, music, live auction, balloon pops and more. All proceeds from the event will support the YWCA December 6 Fund.

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