The best event this side of noon.
Friday, March 6, 2020
7:00-9:30 AM (doors at 6:30 AM)
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia St.



Early bird ticket sales on now!

This year, we invite you to start your International Women’s Day week off by helping us kick off our 35th birthday celebrations and raise much needed funds for our ongoing work. We have some special birthday programming in store!     


Presenting Sponsor     


Media Sponsor     


Keynote speaker: Sandy Hudson

Founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Canada, public intellectual and political activist

A woman of boundless energy, Sandy Hudson is the founder of Black Lives Matter in Canada, sits on the Black Lives Matter Global Network Strategy Table, is Vice-Chair of the Black Legal Action Centre, is co-host of the Sandy and Nora Talk Politics podcast, is the Editor-in-Residence of Kalamazoo College’s Praxis Center for Social Justice, and regularly contributes to several major newspapers in the United States and Canada.

Sandy holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto, and is currently pursuing a degree in law at UCLA. An award-winning community organizer, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has awarded her with the Emerging Leader award for 2019, and she received the Lincoln M. Alexander Award from Osgoode Law at York University in 2018. In 2016 she was named one of Toronto Life’s Most Influential People of Toronto and one of Post City Magazine’s Most Inspiring Women.

Sandy  is a published author who has contributed to two volumes, Race and Racialization, and New Framings in Anti-Racism. Sandy is also serving on the editorial team for a forthcoming anthology about Black life in Canada scheduled for release in February 2020.

Learn more about Sandy.


Sponsor the 2020 Equality Breakfast

Sponsoring the Equality Breakfast is a highly visible way to demonstrate that you value gender diversity in leadership, are committed to social responsibility, support access to justice for all, and want to see a more equal BC! To learn about the impact and benefits of sponsorship, call 604-684-8772 ext. 114 or email

Volunteer at the Breakfast

Click for details and application instructions for day-of-event volunteers. Please note the mandatory orientation session on either February 20th or 24th.


For event logistics, accessibility, and questions about your tax receipt, visit our FAQ page.

Individual tickets: $100 (until Jan. 31, 2020)/$110

Tables of 10: $1,000 (until Jan. 31, 2020)/$1,100



We respectfully acknowledge that this event is taking place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded homelands of xwməθkwəy̓əm      (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations—where many of us are uninvited. As we gather together, we ask you to join us in recognizing the work of Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit people in resisting ongoing colonial and misogynistic violence and injustice.


Gold Sponsors

logo for CUPE BC with blue and white dogwood flower            


Silver Sponsors

Victory Square Law Office LLP


Bronze Sponsors

Trial Lawyers Association of BC