Eleanor Fast

Executive Director

Eleanor Fast

Eleanor joined Equal Voice as Executive Director in 2019, bringing an extensive background in not-for-profit management, and lived experience as a woman candidate. Her career highlights include having been Executive Director of Nature Canada; Program Director for the Council of Canadian Academies; a non-partisan researcher on Parliament Hill in the Library of Parliament; and running a small consulting company.


She ran as a candidate in the 2018 Ontario provincial election, and although she lost she is proud to have won 27% of the vote. Eleanor lives in Ottawa with her husband and two teenage sons. She is an active volunteer in her local community, and enjoys early mornings in the pool with Carleton Masters Swim Club.

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