City of Brampton Logo

Media Release

City of Brampton celebrates International Women’s Day

​BRAMPTON, ON (February 24, 2022) – The City of Brampton celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 with in-person events to raise awareness of the achievement and impact of female Bramptonians who have contributed to Brampton being the livable, compassionate and prosperous city it is today.

International Women’s Day Panel Discussions & Keynote Address
March 8, 5 – 7 pm

In partnership with the Zonta Club of Brampton-Caledon, the City of Brampton presents two, in-person panel discussions hosted by Jam Gamble and moderated by Councillors Charmaine Williams and Rowena Santos.

  • Say No to Violence Against Women: Human Trafficking
  • Local Women & How They Contribute to the Women’s Empowerment Landscape in Brampton
Following these sessions, a keynote will be delivered by Samra Zafar, award-winning internationally renowned speaker, best-selling author and educator for equity, mental health, and human rights.
These sessions bring together experts and community partners to discuss these important topics.

Thank you to the event sponsor Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited.
For more information on the International Women’s Day event, visit

Experience Box
These limited edition, curated gift boxes feature products and services from local women-owned businesses. All boxes will include:

Boxes will be delivered to the first 50 people who make a charitable donation of at least $20 to The Ellen House.

Empowering Entrepreneurs
The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre is pleased to support three upcoming events that spark discussion on accelerating gender parity, have meaningful conversations with trailblazing women leaders and celebrate the businesswomen in our community.

“Join us this International Women’s Day as we celebrate the achievements of the dedicated women in our community who have made Brampton what it is today. I encourage everyone to participate in the March 8 event to take part in meaningful discussions with the Zonta Club Brampton-Caledon and a passionate keynote from award-winning speaker, Samra Zafar.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“On March 8, International Women's Day, we strengthen our commitment to making systemic changes to achieve full gender equality while recognizing those that have left their mark on this city. It’s an honour to have Samra Zafar, Jam Gamble and the Zonta Club Brampton-Caledon with us to lead us in some important discussions.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5

“This International Women's Day we celebrate the power and strength of women, who have and continue to be the backbone of our community. Join us on March 8 at the in-person panel discussion and keynote event to talk about important topics in the community like the misconceptions of human trafficking, gender bias and more. It’s wonderful to see the collaboration between so many community partners to make this event a success.”
- Charmaine Williams, City Councillor, Wards 7 & 8

“On March 8 and everyday, it’s important that we celebrate and recognize the important achievements of the many women in our lives. The team at the City of Brampton is comprised of amazing women who keep this organization and community together, successful and thriving.”
- Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 700,000 people and 75,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at

City of Brampton Media Relations