Equal Voice holds E-Vote for National Youth Chair (2010-2011): Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15


By: Giovanna Mingarelli | Equal Voice

This morning at 8:00 a.m. (EST), e-ballots were sent to all eligible Equal Voice Youth (EVY) members to cast their votes for Equal Voice’s new National Youth Chair. (more…)


What Equal Voice learned from the Ambassador of Norway this summer: balance remains critical for women and men in politics


By: Giovanna Mingarelli | Equal Voice

In late July, Nancy Peckford, the Executive Director of Equal Voice, and myself had the privilege of meeting with the Ambassador of Norway, Eikeland Else Berit, and Norwegian intern, Jenny Eline Linge, at the Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa. (more…)


A Message from Nancy Peckford, Executive Director, Equal Voice, on our 2011 Anniversary


By Nancy Peckford | Executive Director, Equal Voice

As Executive Director of Equal Voice, I am incredibly excited to plan for the celebrations surrounding Equal Voices tenth anniversary.  Equal Voice has come a long way since the days when Rosemary Speirs (Founding Chair and former journalist), and Libby Burnham (former fundraising chair and long time progressive conservative), convened a meeting at the home of Donna Dasko, current National Chair, about the state of women in politics.  This meeting proved to be a pivotal launching point in the lead up to establishing a national organization. These efforts were initially entirely voluntary and fuelled by the commitment and passion of a few women who wanted to see significantly more women elected to the halls of power in Canada. (more…)


A Message from Paroma Ray, CASG Vice-President Internal, Carleton University


By: Paroma Ray, CASG Vice-President Internal and FASS Student Senator, Carleton University

This summer, I have been fortunate to team up with Mary Anne Carter under the direction of Equal Voice’s Communications and Membership Liaison, Giovanna Mingarelli, to form an Equal Voice Chapter at Carleton University.  The main purpose of the Equal Voice Carleton Chapter is to promote and support the participation of young women in the realm of Canadian politics.  Living in a patriarchal society, it is important to note that while Canada’s population has an approximate male to female ratio of 1:1, roughly three quarters of all Members of Parliament are male, while slightly less than one quarter of MPs are female.  As a result Canadian women find themselves underrepresented in the political process. Accordingly, Equal Voice seeks to encourage the election of more women to all levels of Canadian politics and government. (more…)



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