January 14, 2020
For a decade, the OFL’s March 8 Project has been supporting women’s organizations across Ontario as they rise, resist, and organize for equality across our province.
In 2020, the project is celebrating its tenth year, honouring this work with the theme: “RISE. RESIST. ORGANIZE.”
I am inviting your union to take part in the annual March 8 Project by ordering pewter pins and posters which are works of art that our members and community partners will value for many years to come.
Also, new this year we have created a special tenth anniversary edition box set that includes the pin from each year of the project’s decade, each pin a reminder of the activism that has pushed for women’s equality. Our activism continues, and this box set will inspire activists and commemorate the campaigns and gains we have made together for women. It is a terrific gift for your members, guest speakers or other people of note.
The March 8 Project was developed by the OFL Women’s Committee in 2010 to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) and we are delighted to be marking a decade of successful fundraising in support of provincial women’s organizations.
Individual pins are sold at cost plus 25 cents. Any surplus from sales of pins, posters, and tenth anniversary box sets will be donated to provincial women’s organizations as recommended to the OFL Executive Board by the OFL Women’s Committee.
Last year, the March 8 Project was proud to support the following organizations:
- Equal Pay Coalition’s Equal Pay Day Campaign
- CBTU Summer Youth Program: OFL Sponsored 5 girls to attend
- OCBCC – Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
- Strawberry Ceremony MMIWG
- Native Women’s Association
- Rise Up: Feminist Archive
The price per pin for orders of 500 or more is $3.60 (plus shipping). Orders of less than 500 is $3.85 per pin (plus shipping). Unions that place orders of 500 or more pins will have their union logo added to the poster. Posters (11×17) will be available in limited quantities in both English and French for $1.00 per poster.
The price per tenth anniversary pin box set is $48.00 (plus shipping).
To ensure delivery before International Women’s Day, the deadline for orders is February 11, 2020. Orders placed after that date may not arrive before March 8, 2020.
You can order and pay for pins and posters online. Order your IWD Pins and Poster now. Pins and posters can be ordered in English or français. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Zhyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-441-2731.
Below is the 2020 IWD poster and pin design, and our special tenth anniversary commemorative 10-pin set!
Yours in Solidarity,
President, Ontario Federation of Labour
Tenth anniversary box set:
- Women Workers