Upcoming Events

Check out our Twitter: @equalvoiceNCR for more updates! 

Please join us on Saturday, March 24 from 9:30am-3:00pm as we present

Campaigning 101: Preparing to Run or Work on a Campaign

Experienced campaigners and public relations professionals will be sharing their insight on crucial campaign processes and strategies including the following sessions:

  • Democracy Kit;
  • the Changing Nature of Communications;
  • the Importance of Building a strong Public Relations Plan;
  • Campaign Survival Tips;
  • You Won! Now What?;
  • Recruitment and Use of Volunteers; and
  • Engaging with Community Groups.

Speakers include:

  • City Councillors Catherine McKenney; Marianne Wilkinson; and Mathieu Fleury
  • Experienced campaign organizers and political staff Georganne Burke and Matthew Hall
  • Public Relations and Communications experts Mike Patton and Catherine Fortin LeFaivre
  • Democracy Kit’s Jillian LeBlanc
  • Heather Shearer of Bike Ottawa, and Michael Powell of the Dalhousie Community Association
  • Master of Ceremonies: Mary Anne Carter

A light lunch will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles. Please contact Equal Voice NCR at evncr@equalvoice.ca if you have any questions.

Get your ticket(s) here

We look forward to seeing you there!



February 2017 


Promoting Women in Municipal Government

Date and time: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Location: Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Register here for this complimentary event. 


The National Capital Region Chapter of Equal Voice is hosting this event to put the 2018 Municipal Election in people's minds and to promote women in municipal politics.

A panel discussion will allow attendees to hear what it's like to serve, contemplate considerations leading to a decision to run, hear about attracting volunteers and donations, what people wish they knew beforehand etc. The event will also include a networking opportunity for all concerned, which can serve as a great way for people to drum up support for a campaign and for individuals to let someone know they're interested in working on a campaign.


*Special thanks to Councillor Jody Mitic for graciously hosting us! Light refreshments will be served. Cash bar.


Speakers include:

  • Moderator - Kathleen Monk
  • Councillor Marianne Wilkinson
  • Councillor Diane Deans
  • Jesse Cressman-Dickinson, Advisor - Community Relations and Special Projects in Councillor Tobi Nussbaum's office
  • Gabriela Lopez, Steering Committee, City of All Women Initiative (CAWI)

Date and time: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Location: Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Register here for this complimentary event.  





April 2016



March 2016

"To Run or Not To Run ... What Questions Should I be Asking?" 

Our Skills to Go events are back! Join Equal Voice's National Capital Area (NCR) Chapter for our first Skills to Go workshop of the year - To Run or Not To Run... What Questions Should I be Asking?

As the first installment of our 2016 series, this workshop will aim to introduce participants to the important questions they should be asking when deciding whether or not to run for elected office. Whether it is municipal, provincial or federal politics that hold your interests, this panel style workshop will provide a platform for dialogue and discussion on how to approach this question, and all the professional and personal angles participants should consider. 

This panel will be composed of elected officials who will share their experiences running for office, what they learned and what they would do differently. Panelists will be confirmed and announced soon. Stay tuned! 

Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook for updates and future workshop and event announcements! 


Date: March 23rd, 2016
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Our friends at Shaw will be hosting the event at their offices - 40 Elgin Street. Attendees will be greeted at the reception for registration. 

Refreshments will be served at the event. 

Questions? Email us at evncr@equalvoice.ca or send us a Tweet! 

Look forward to seeing you there! 




April 2014

June 2014 

Check out our Twitter and Facebook pages for info to the EventBrite link to register! 




March 2014


March 17th, 2014





Wednesday March 5th, 2014








Past Events

EVE Award 2012, presented to Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta

Monday November 19, 2012


EVNCR was pleased to honour Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta, with the 2012 EVE Award, at a luncheon co-hosted by Equal Voice and the Canadian Club 


Watch on CPAC: http://www.cpac.ca/eng/programs/podium/episodes/podium-alberta-premier-alison-redford-november-19-2012



Equal Voice National AGM

Saturday October 22, 2012


Location: Westin Hotel, The Governer General Ballroom

Contact Person: Bethany Sutton
Email: bsutton@equalvoice.ca
Cell: 613-875-2909
Local Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT



Women in Politics: Some International Perspectives - A bilingual luncheon panel discussion featuring distinguished women from around the world

Tuesday June 19, 2012 


Noon to 1:30 PM, lunch will be served

Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa


The expert panel will include:


Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland Ambassador of Norway to Canada

Her Excellency Elena Stefoi Ambassador of Romania to Canada

Her Excellency Edda Mukabagwiza High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to Canada

Elizabeth May MP for Saanich--Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party


Moderator: Susan Smith, Principal, Bluesky Strategy Group

Thank you to our event sponsors: TELUS, The Brewers Association, & CIBC


Watch the event on CPAC: http://www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3&pagetype=vod&hl=e&clipID=7279

View Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/equalvoice/sets/72157630335295928/



Second Annual Particip8 Dinner to Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 5, 2012


Please join EVNCR on March 5, 2012 to speak with other political women and men, and to hear guest speakers Anita  Vandenbeld and Marianne Goodwin share their experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo‘s second election.


EVE Award 2011, presented to MP Elizabeth May

December 14, 2011


EVNCR was proud to honour Green Party Leader and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Elizabeth May, with the 2011 EVE Award, at a luncheon co-hosted with the Canadian Club of Ottawa


A Reception to Celebrate Jane Taber

November 29, 2011


In partnership with Famous 5 Ottawa, join us as we honour and celebrate Jane Taber, a journalist who has been a key contributor to positive coverage of women and politics in Canada.


EVNCR Annual General Meeting

June 1, 2011


1. ELECT a new Executive Board for the National Capital Region Chapter

2. CONNECT with others who believe we need to elect more women everywhere

3. COLLECT the new book, I Feel Great about My Hands and Other Unexpected Joys of Aging, edited by Shari Graydon, who will share some excerpts – both funny and only too real – that reflect women’s complicated relationship with aging.


EVE Award 2010, presented to Hon. Belinda Stronach

November 9, 2010 


This special luncheon is being sponsored by Hydro Ottawa in partnership with Johnson & Johnson and Bluesky Strategy Group. The Honourable Belinda Stronach will be the keynote speaker and Equal Voice's EVE award recipient in recognition of her philanthropic and political contributions to the promotion of women in public life.



A Conversation with Minister Gail Shea
Wednesday, March 31 2010

Be a part of Equal Voice’s continuing discussion about electing more women to government as Minister Shea shares her experience as an elected official at the provincial and federal level.

Appetizers will be served. Door prizes. Cash bar.

Date: March 31, 2010
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Parliamentary Pub, 101 Sparks Street, Ottawa

Cost: $5 Student, $10 Members, $15 Non-Members.

Equal Voice Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame kick-off
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, June 10th, Equal Voice will induct its first members to the National Capital Region Equal Voice Hall of Fame during its first fundraising luncheon with surprise guests. This is an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the enormous contributions women have made in the past and continue to make to Canadian politics. Following the luncheon, we will be celebrating the past year's successes and announce plans for the future during our second General Meeting. Finally, we will be electing new members to the Executive of the National Capital Region Chapter.

Space for the Hall of Fame Lunch is limited, so don't wait to register. The lunch will also be an opportunity to join Equal Voice as a member and by joining or renewing now you will be in a great position to help us elect the new executive on June 10th! Please find enclosed details of the lunch and click here to join or renew your membership to Equal Voice.

The General Meeting will take place on June 10th from 1:30 pm to 2:00pm and there is no cost to attend this portion of the festivities. Please note that only members of Equal Voice in good standing will be eligible to vote for the new Executive. We are calling for nominations for the positions of Chair (2 years), Membership Secretary (2 year), Treasurer (1 year) and Secretary (2 year). If you are interested, please contact capital@equalvoice.ca before May 31, 2008. Your nomination needs to be seconded by another member of Equal Voice.

If you are passionate about a Canadian Parliament that includes more women - come and join us and bring your enthusiasm and leadership to Equal Voice: a multi-partisan organization that keeps on growing in influence, impact, and membership!

Women in Politics: International Perspectives
Tuesday, April 15th

Luncheon Panel Discussion with Her Excellency Margaret Amoakohene, High Commissioner of Ghana; Her Excellency, Beatriz Valle, Ambassador of Honduras; and Senator Marilyn Trentholme Counsell, former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick as Keynote speaker.

Moderator: Rosemary Thompson, CTV news

Date: April 15, 2008
Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm

Place: National Press Club Foundation, O'Connor Room Sheraton Hotel,150 Albert St. West

Tickets: $30 for EV members, $35 for non-members (Limited seats.)

A Conversation with Alexa McDonough
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Equal Voice NCR hosts a Conversation with with Equal Voice Advisory Board Member and NDP Member of Parliament Alexa McDonough. This is the third talk in a series of lectures by notable women from across the political spectrum.

This series is sponsored by Pfizer Canada

International Women's Day Breakfast
Saturday, March 8, 2008

Hosted by Equal Voice NCR and the Canadian Federation of University Women (Kanata).

Welcome Back to Parliamentarians Breakfast
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Equal Voice NCR will host a welcome back to parliament breakfast featuring keynote speaker Susan Delacourt, Toronto Star journalist.

Parliamentary Restaraunt, Centre Block, Parliament Hill
7:30 am
$20 Members, $25 Non-members

A Conversation with Elizabeth May
Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Equal Voice - National Capital Region presents A Conversation with Elizabeth May. The second in the series of lectures by notable women from across the political spectrum.

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