Founded in 2001, Equal Voice is a multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing and supporting women at all levels of political office.
Our vision is gender parity in politics.
Equal Voice Guiding Principles:
We are multi-partisan and work with all political parties to nominate and elect more women.
We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and accessibility in all our work.
We are bilingual and endeavour to incorporate Indigenous languages in our work.
We are national and operate through regional Chapters across Canada.
We are a non-profit, funded through individual donations, partnerships, and grants.
Equal Voice Strategic Goals 2020-2024:
- Equipping women to succeed in politics through our national campaign school program, online toolkits, our biennial Daughters of the Vote program, as well as networking, skills-building and mentorship opportunities.
- Retaining women in politics by advocating for inclusive and gender-balanced legislatures, campaigning for safe working conditions for women politicians, and working with political parties to increase women's participation.
- Advocating for representation by providing information and analysis on gender representation, working with community organizations, holding national, regional and local events, and working to combat harassment and abuse of women politicians.
- Building organizational capacity through investing in our chapters and communities.
For more information, please read Equal Voice's Strategic Directions, 2020-2024
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.