VESTA policy is that teachers be encouraged to observe with their students, on December 6, a minute of silence in memory of the fourteen women murdered at Montreal Polytechnique and for all women and girls who are victims of violence. The BCTF Status of Women Committee has many resources to help with teaching about violence against women available through

In addition, VESTA invites teachers to come to Thornton Park on Dec 6 at 4:30 to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.