Equal Voice’s Reports

Measuring progress, enumerating challenges

Equal Voice Year in Review 2022-2023

Release Date: July 24, 2023
Pages: 12
File format: PDF
Downloaded Size: 3.09 MB

The 2022/23 year has seen the impact and influence of women and gender diverse people in politics both here in Canada and abroad. With elections taking place in Quebec and Ontario, and municipal elections throughout the country, more women and those who identify as women from diverse backgrounds step up and raise their hands to run for office.

Systemic Change Research: Survey Hybrid Parliament/Legislature

Release date: July 2023
Pages: 24
File format: PDF
Downloaded Size: 304KB

This report highlights the key findings from research commissioned by Equal Voice and conducted by Abacus Data on public opinion of Hybrid Parliament in Canada.

Funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

Combatting Sexual Harassment in Canada’s Legislative Assemblies

Release date: January 2022
Pages: 32
File format: PDF
Downloaded Size: 1.7MB

This report highlights the key findings from research conducted by Equal Voice on sexual harassment in Canada’s legislative Assemblies.

Funded by Justice Canada.


  • Release Date: January 2022
  • Pages: 104
  • File format: PDF
  • Downloaded Size: 1.7MB

This document presents the result of a series of surveys conducted by Abacus Data in January 2022, about women in politics and the future of women in politics.

Equal Voice 2020-2021 Year in Review

  • Release Date: September, 2021
  • Pages: 11
  • File format: PDF
  • Downloaded Size: 1.7MB

The 2020/21 year was like no other for Equal Voice, taking place entirely during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a difficult year for women in Canada, with the pandemic having a disproportionate effect on women’s participation in the workforce, the rise of intimate partner violence, and the impact of the pandemic on mental health.

Equal Voice 2019-2020 Annual Report

  • Release Date: September, 2020
  • Pages: 16
  • File format: PDF
  • Downloaded Size: 4MB

Over the last year, we hosted campaign schools and boot camps across the country, provided training and networking for prospective candidates and campaign staff, made real impact toward gender-sensitive legislatures across Canada, provided analysis on women* in politics, celebrated the highest ever number of women MPs elected, and hosted Daughters of the Vote (DOV), among other achievements.

Equal Voice Strategic Directions 2020-2024

  • Release Date: June, 2020
  • Pages: 8
  • File format: PDF
  • Downloaded Size: 7.9MB

Through this strategic plan, which charts our course to 2024, Equal Voice is committed to creating a pathway for women, in all of their diversity, to run for elected office. This means not only equipping women who are running with the tools and support they need to succeed, but also creating a political environment conducive to effectively recruiting and retaining women in politics.

Equal Voice: Gender Sensitive Legislatures Report

  • Release Date: February 2020
  • Pages: 23
  • File format: PDF
  • Downloaded Size: 2.9MB

This report provides background on the Systemic Change initiative undertaken by Equal Voice and includes research findings, lessons learned, and policy recommendations for legislatures in Canada.

Equal Voice 2018-2019 Year in Review

  • Release Date: September, 2019
  • Pages: 10
  • File format: PDF
  • Downloaded Size: 565KB

2018-19 was one of the most dynamic and exciting years in Equal Voice’s history. We focused on preparing the next generation of women leaders with our highimpact
Daughters of the Vote program, a National Campaign School for Women, and new series of online tools to support women in their journey to political office. We made an impact on legislatures across Canada through our Systemic Change initiative, and provided information and analysis on women in politics.

#HerVoice: Facebook Safety Tips for Women Leaders

  • Release Date: April, 2019
  • Pages: 15
  • File format: PDF
  • Downloaded Size: 7.9MB

This guide includes tips for you and your team – guidance on how to create Groups, assign Page roles, utilize moderation and filter tools, remove and ban people, and report abusive comments. We also have included some basic tips to help you grow your audience and connect on Facebook.

Democracy During #MeToo: Taking Stock of Violence Against Women in Canadian Politics

  • Release Date: March 8, 2019
  • Pages: 46
  • File format: PDF
  • Downloaded Size: 900KB

This report presents non-partisan, evidence-based research on how governments, legislatures, civil society, and non-governmental organizations have addressed the problem of violence against women in politics both within and beyond Canada. The report’s goals are to: (1) enhance public policy discussions on how to combat gender-based violence in Canadian politics and (2) raise awareness about this issue amongst decision-makers and the Canadian public.

100 Years of Women: Discover some of the ground-breaking women politicians who have changed Canadian politics.

  • Publication Date: 2021-11-12
  • Document format: PDF
  • File size: 6.21MB
  • Pages: 31