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Equal Voice is a national multi-partisan organization whose mandate is to promote the election of more women to every level of government. We are the ONLY organization that brings women together across the country and across the political spectrum to advance women’s representation in elected office.

Through your membership, you are demonstrating your commitment - as a woman or man, a Canadian and political activist/observer– to changing the political landscape as we know it. And to change it for the better.

Research throughout the world demonstrates that when women are well represented in politics, the conversation, the culture and the outcomes change – for good.

The Power Behind EV 

For over a decade, Equal Voice has offered events, programs and initiatives to facilitate women’s access to the political sphere. 

EV’s members have played a pivotal part in the success of these initiatives through supporting their development, spreading the word, donating time/money/resources as well as participating in them. 

Not only are our members committed women and men, they are elected representatives, party members, public policy experts, business professionals, women’s advocates, aspiring candidates, youth leaders, and young women and men along with many others who share the vision of EV.  

EV brings together these wonderfully talented, diverse and interesting individuals through its nine chapters in seven provinces throughout Canada. From coast to coast, EV’s members keep their eye on the political ball, report in on groundbreaking developments, liaise with political parties in their area as well as host key events.

And collectively, they help us change the debate and complexion of governments right across Canada.

EV’s Chapters currently include: British Columbia, Alberta North and South, Saskatchewan, Ontario (Toronto and Ottawa), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador – with chapters in Manitoba and the north currently in development.  

Why Become a Member? 

  • Membership in Equal Voice is both national and local. 40 percent of the total annual membership revenue of all $50 fees go to your designated chapter. 

  • EV members have the opportunity to participate in and vote at annual General Meetings of your local/regional chapter. Members of a chapter choose the chair or co-chairs who sit on EV’s national board.

  • EV members have the opportunity to participate and vote in our national Annual General Meetings. Members elect seven of the sixteen individuals who serve as at large members on our  national board. 

  • Members receive invitations to key local events and activities, organized by your chapter. 

Membership advantages:

By becoming a member, you will: 

  • strengthen your political networks 

  • get priority access to strategic events on Parliament Hill and provincial legislatures in key cities and across the country

  • receive EV’s regular e-newsletter sent to interested members/supporters three times/year and learn how your support is making a difference

  • celebrate women in power through our annual Eve Award luncheon (a members’ only rate applies for each luncheon)

  • increase your awareness about women’s election to, and progress while, in elected office.  

  • engage in hands-on volunteer opportunities with chapters across the country

  • share your views via our on line presence

  • be part of history as you join us to elect more women than ever before in Canada.

And most of all, as an EV member, you will  have the satisfaction of knowing you are part of a dynamic, diverse and gutsy network of women and men who are all motivated to see more women serving in elected office -  at every level.

Whether that woman is you, your daughter, wife/partner, mother, sister/good friend or colleague, Equal Voice will do everything in our power to make sure she gets there!

Moreover, EV’s plans to strengthen and expand many of our trademark initiatives so that they are available to more women, more often in the coming months and years.

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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.

Alanna Newman

Equal Voice Toronto Co-Chair

"We need to engage more women of all ages in the political process, and help them develop the skills and network they need to succeed. Girls interested in politics deserve strong role models. Quite simply, I want more little girls aspire to be Mayors, Premiers, and Prime Ministers. "

Daryna Kutsyna

Special Assistant at The Office of Roxanne James, M.P.

""A more representative government is a government that is more inclusive, more functional, and more accountable to its constituents. By getting more women elected to all levels of public office, we ensure a system that is better to all through being rooted in fundamental equality and complete franchise.""

Michael Chong

Member of Parliament (Wellington—Halton Hills)

"Canadians have only one democratically elected voice in the federal government: their locally elected Member of Parliament (MP). Women and visible minorities are underrepresented in the House of Commons, not reflecting the diversity and composition of the Canadian population. This makes it even more important to ensure that MPs from these under-represented constituencies be accorded the respect necessary to give voice to their views and aspirations. That's why I support Equal Voice's #RespectHER initiative."

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. "

Megan Leslie, MP

Deputy House Leader for the New Democratic Party, Environment Critic

"Working together we can reduce barriers for women in all aspects of politics from political research, writing and organizing, to running for elected office. Having legislatures and decision-making bodies that truly reflect gender balance in this country will create a better Canada for all Canadians – let’s get going!"

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."

Sheila Gervais

Former National Director, Liberal Party of Canada

"Women in positions of political leadership make a huge difference in how campaigns are run – and won – and improve the chances of having legislation adopted once elected because of their collaborative approach to decision-making."

Anita Vandenbeld

Member of Parliament for Ottawa West—Nepean

"When a woman runs for office, she learns certain lessons. Why should every woman learn them from scratch? Together we can build on each others' experiences and get much further ahead"

Jennifer Mowbray

Advocate

"Everyone’s life is affected by politics and so everyone should be part of the process. Equal Voice is about ensuring women’s voices and ideas are heard."

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