Daughters of the vote

Watch EV's video "Dear 20 year old me" featuring 13 women MPs to promote 'Daughters of the Vote' youth engagement initiative

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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.

Alison Redford

Premier of Alberta (former)

"I know I have a strong caucus because it reflects Alberta’s diversity and includes the voices of some very smart and accomplished women. I’m proud to be Alberta’s first female premier and I get so encouraged when I hear other women talk about getting involved in the political process. With organizations like Equal Voice driving this cause forward, I know we’re going to keep making progress."

Elizabeth Weir

Research Fellow in Residence, University of New Brunswick

". . . because it’s taken too damn long!"

Peggy Taillon

President & CEO, Canadian Council on Social Development & Founder, HERA Mission of Canada

"If we want politics to be better, to do better, to reflect the rich diversity of this country and to consider the greater good, we need more women to make their voice heard. "

Tina Beaudry-Mellor

Political Scientist

"I want our daughters & sons to be so used to seeing women in public leadership roles that it is no longer "exceptional.""

Claire Detheridge

Councillor of 31 yrs, Cape Breton Regional Municipality

"Women have a perspective that needs to expressed. We are an equal to our male counterparts; remember votes for women translate to stronger voices for women. "

Etana Cain

Legislative Assistant, Office of MP Craig Scott

"You can call Equal Voice, and they will always be there - not only to explain how politics works for women - but to support female candidates and advocate for change. To me, EV is crucial to ensuring we build a parliament that better reflects the diversity of our country."

Amy Kishek

Law student, University of Ottawa

"It's about damn time."

Councillor Jane Twinney

Ward 3, Newmarket, Ontario

"Back in 2010, I had submitted my name to run for municipal office and I won, beating out an incumbent. This was after losing to this particular man in 2006. I didn’t give up and I want to encourage other women not to give up. I encourage women in my community to think about running for office at every opportunity. It has been a wonderful experience and I hope I see more women taking the plunge."

Catherine Fortin Lefaivre

EVNCR Executive Committee Member

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

Susan Richards

""Its simple to me. Equal representation should already be a thing in 2015; in all levels of government and in the boardroom. Let us make it so.""

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