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Equal Voice is a national multi-partisan organization whose mandate is to promote the election of more women to every level of government. We are the ONLY organization that brings women together across the country and across the political spectrum to advance women’s representation in elected office.

Through your membership, you are demonstrating your commitment - as a woman or man, a Canadian and political activist/observer– to changing the political landscape as we know it. And to change it for the better.

Research throughout the world demonstrates that when women are well represented in politics, the conversation, the culture and the outcomes change – for good.

The Power Behind EV 

For over a decade, Equal Voice has offered events, programs and initiatives to facilitate women’s access to the political sphere. 

EV’s members have played a pivotal part in the success of these initiatives through supporting their development, spreading the word, donating time/money/resources as well as participating in them. 

Not only are our members committed women and men, they are elected representatives, party members, public policy experts, business professionals, women’s advocates, aspiring candidates, youth leaders, and young women and men along with many others who share the vision of EV.  

EV brings together these wonderfully talented, diverse and interesting individuals through its nine chapters in seven provinces throughout Canada. From coast to coast, EV’s members keep their eye on the political ball, report in on groundbreaking developments, liaise with political parties in their area as well as host key events.

And collectively, they help us change the debate and complexion of governments right across Canada.

EV’s Chapters currently include: British Columbia, Alberta North and South, Saskatchewan, Ontario (Toronto and Ottawa), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador – with chapters in Manitoba and the north currently in development.  

Why Become a Member? 

  • Membership in Equal Voice is both national and local.

  • EV members have the opportunity to participate in and vote at annual General Meetings of your local/regional chapter. Members of a chapter choose the chair or co-chairs who sit on EV’s national board.

  • EV members have the opportunity to participate and vote in our national Annual General Meetings. Members elect seven of the sixteen individuals who serve as at large members on our  national board. 

  • Members receive invitations to key local events and activities, organized by your chapter. 

Membership advantages:

By becoming a member, you will: 

  • strengthen your political networks 

  • get priority access to strategic events on Parliament Hill and provincial legislatures in key cities and across the country

  • receive EV’s regular e-newsletter sent to interested members/supporters three times/year and learn how your support is making a difference

  • celebrate women in power through our annual Eve Award luncheon (a members’ only rate applies for each luncheon)

  • increase your awareness about women’s election to, and progress while, in elected office.  

  • engage in hands-on volunteer opportunities with chapters across the country

  • share your views via our on line presence

  • be part of history as you join us to elect more women than ever before in Canada.

And most of all, as an EV member, you will  have the satisfaction of knowing you are part of a dynamic, diverse and gutsy network of women and men who are all motivated to see more women serving in elected office -  at every level.

Whether that woman is you, your daughter, wife/partner, mother, sister/good friend or colleague, Equal Voice will do everything in our power to make sure she gets there!

Moreover, EV’s plans to strengthen and expand many of our trademark initiatives so that they are available to more women, more often in the coming months and years.

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Thanks also to the Government of Canada (Status of Women & Canadian Heritage) for their financial support.

Who Is Being Her. Supporting Her. Celebrating Her.

Catherine Fortin Lefaivre

EVNCR Executive Committee Member

"Encouraging women of my generation to become leaders in their community has never been so critical. "

Vicky Smallman

Director, Women's & Human Rights, Canadian Labour Congress

"As a longtime member, I am proud to help build EV's membership so women can work together to confront our common challenges. A critical mass will make a difference for women's equality and I'm committed to helping us get there."

Anne McGrath

National Director of the New Democratic Party, the Official Opposition

"Women's participation and leadership is fundamental to our democracy. It's not always easy but more women in politics gives us the potential and possibility of the best possible contribution to progress in society."

Catherine McKenna

Executive Director, Banff Forum

"Equal Voice is critical because I can't wait 390 years for the gender gap in Canada - in terms of women's political representation - to be closed!"

Mary Anne Carter

Equal Voice NCR Chapter Co-Chair

"I not only want more women in the House; I want more women managing finance, foreign affairs and national defence."

Kerry Patterson-Baker

Product and Partner Communications MBNA, a division of TD Bank Group

"Women remain stubbornly under-represented in Canada’s boardrooms and legislatures. I have long supported initiatives that work to remove the obstacles that limit a woman’s ability to take their rightful place as leaders and decision makers. This campaign illustrates the ways in which we can all move this important objective forward: BE her, SUPPORT her, CELEBRATE her. I hope you will help."

Hon. Raynell Andreychuk

Senator

"Involving women in the democratic process is about more than improving the representativeness of our political system. It is about fostering a policymaking process that is truly receptive to and reflective of the unique perspectives Canadian women bring to the table. Done properly, greater inclusiveness results in policies that more accurately reflect the breadth of Canadian society and experience, and that are more adept at upholding the common good for all Canadians."

url: http://raynellandreychuk.sencanada.ca/

Kimothy Walker

CTV Ottawa News Anchor

"How can we NOT want more women as leaders in politics and business? How can we not want more role models for Canadian girls? How can we not develop public policies that reflect the needs of all citizens to help Canada flourish? How can we not want to be a shining example to other countries where women are silenced?"

Rita Komarova

Treasurer, EV National Capital Region

"We need more women elected so young girls can have more role models. Electing more women isn't just a desire, it is a necessity for Canada's future. "

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