18th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast and Auction


  • Friday, 09 March 2018 from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM (EST)
  • London Convention Centre 300 York Street , London, ON N6B 1P8

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Each year, the London Abused Women's Centre, in partnership with title sponsor Hassan Law, hosts the International Women's Day Breakfast and Auction event to raise much needed funds for front-line services at the centre. Taking place on the Friday closest to International Women's Day (March 8th), this is the agency's single-largest annual fundraiser. At this event, we also welcome a guest speaker to share their experience and insights on issues that affect women. 


The 18th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast & Auction

Friday March 9th, 2018 - 7am-9am (doors open at 6:30am)

The International Women's Day Breakfast is an annual fundraiser that takes place in support of the London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC). Each year we welcome a keynote speaker to share their experiences while focusing on a particular topic that affects women. The community gathers to hear inspired words from our guest speaker, bid on Silent and Live Auction items, as well as take part in other fundraising games. All of the items featured in the auctions and games are generously donated by many businesses in London, surrounding area, and beyond. The morning is a great opportunity to connect with fellow community members and raise money for an important cause and vital services for abused women.

This year's keynote speak is Najwa Zebian.  Najwa is a Lebanese-Canadian author, speaker, and educator. When she arrived in Canada at the age of sixteen, she felt unstable and adrift in an unfamiliar place. Nevertheless, she completed her education, and went on to become a teacher as well as a doctoral candidate in educational leadership. Her first students, a group of young refugees, led her back to her original passion: writing. She began to heal her sixteen-year-old self by writing to heal her students. Since self-publishing her first collection of poetry and prose in 2016, Najwa has become an inspiration to millions of people worldwide. She has become a trailblazing voice for women everywhere and was name dropped by the New York Times and CBS News among others. Drawing on her own experiences of displacement, discrimination, and abuse, Najwa uses her words to encourage others to build a home within themselves; to live, love, and create fearlessly.

We look forward to seeing you bright and early at the London Convention Centre on Friday, March 9th, 2018

If you would like further information about our organization, please check out our website: www.lawc.on.ca

*If you are an organization interested in sponsoring the event on the corporate level please contact: fabienne@lawc.on.ca

**If you are a business interested in making an item donation to feature in either the Live or Silent Auction or for one of our other fundraising games, please contact: jen@lawc.on.ca

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London Convention Centre
300 York Street , London, ON N6B 1P8

9 March 2018
Friday, 9 March 2018 6:30 AM (EST)


We are always looking for volunteers to help us with this event.  If you are interested in learning more please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jen.


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London Abused Women's Centre
5-797 York Street
London , ON
N5W 6A8

About This Charity

The London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC) offers abused and exploited women and girls over the age of 12 with hope and help. This includes women and girls exploited in prostitution/sex trafficking, abused by their partners and/or exposed to sexual harassment. Women and girls are provided with women centred, trauma informed counselling, advocacy and support in a safe, non-crisis, non-residential setting.