About Equal Voice.

Dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.



Founded in 2001, Equal Voice is a national, bilingual, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.

Equal Voice promotes the election of women by:

  • Working with all political parties to increase the nominations of women candidates;
  • Promoting electoral and other changes that would increase the numbers of women in politics;
  • Conducting outreach with young women to inspire and engage them in politics as a future career choice;
  • Encouraging women to run for office through programs such as our comprehensive, bilingual on-line campaign school;
  • Raising awareness about the impact of women's under-representation;
  • Celebrating women in politics; and
  • Communicating and implementing EV's goals and activities through innovative programming, Equal Voice's chapters, our dynamic website, regular newsletters, media releases, Twitter and Facebook activity, and by hosting major events.

Our chapters and campus clubs across Canada bring Equal Voice’s work to life in the community, while the organization is supported at a national level by a National Advisory Board including some of Canada’s most prominent women politicians.

Our Programs

In 2017, Equal Voice invited young women from the ages of 18 to 23 to apply to be one of 338 who will take their seats in Parliament. One young woman was chosen from every federal riding in Canada to represent their community and to communicate their vision for Canada.

Equal Voice, with financial support from Status of Women Canada, will host subsequent Daughters of the Vote events in 2019 and 2021.

Project Overview

Equal Voice is currently working on a nationwide multi-partisan initiative to address some of the systemic barriers within legislatures and Parliament that contribute to the under-representation of women in politics at the provincial, territorial, and federal levels in Canada. Funded by the Department for Women and Gender Equality, this project will produce recommendations for change and work with key stakeholders to develop implementation strategies.

Made possible through financial support from Canadian Heritage, Getting to the Gate is an online campaign aimed to increase the number of elected women by providing practical tools for women of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life interested in running for public office.

EVE Awards

Equal Voice honours annually two outstanding women for their contributions to advancing women in public life. EVE Award recipients are honoured at a special luncheon. Recipients are chosen by each chapter in consultation with the National Office.

Catalyst for Change Award

This award is reserved for men in political leadership positions who have made significant strides in elevating the role of women in public office.

Board and Staff.

Equal Voice’s Board of Directors is comprised of 16 directors, and one ex-officio member. There are 9 chapter-chair positions (selected by their respective chapters), 7 members at large and one immediate past-chair.

Sponsors & Partners.

Equal Voice is grateful for the support and partnership of an incredible group of leading organizations and companies. If your organization is interested in supporting Equal Voice, please contact us here.


Help us make it happen.

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