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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.

  • 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.

Amy Kishek

Law student, University of Ottawa

"It's about damn time."

Nicole Loreto

Vice-President, Communications & Stakeholder Relations, The Royal Ottawa

"We need to bring gender balance to all levels of government. EV is a national organization that can help create that parity"

Councillor Diane Deans

Gloucester-Southgate Ward, Ottawa

"Equal Voice allows women to learn from other women who may already have the experience, knowledge, and confidence to make a difference in this country. By inspiring and encouraging future generations, we can together change the future."

Velma Morgan

""Electing more women is a no-brainer. Having diverse voices at the decision making table brings different perspectives and contributes to better public policies that affect us all economically and socially. I am proud to be a part of an organization that supports, celebrates and respects her.""

Anne McGrath

National Director of the New Democratic Party, the Official Opposition

"Women's participation and leadership is fundamental to our democracy. It's not always easy but more women in politics gives us the potential and possibility of the best possible contribution to progress in society."

Catherine McKenna

Executive Director, Banff Forum

"Equal Voice is critical because I can't wait 390 years for the gender gap in Canada - in terms of women's political representation - to be closed!"

Michal Harewood

Former National Youth Chair, Equal Voice

"Young women are our future and engaging them now is key to ensuring a balanced and vibrant democracy going forward."

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."

Rosemarie Leclair

Chair & CEO, Ontario Energy Board

"Research shows that there is a direct correlation between a corporation's performance and the number of women in the boardroom and C-suite.  Why wouldn't we want to see those same results in politics and government? By supporting Equal Voice's membership campaign, one day we will."

Jackie DaSilva

Communications Co-Chair, EV Toronto

"I can only be what I can see: we need a critical mass of women in politics to finally turn the tide on the centuries-old perception of politics as an 'old boys club', into a world that is abundant with women's voices."

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