The National Capital Region (NCR) chapter of Equal Voice was established in September 2004. The two principal purposes of this chapter are to:
1. Host and organise public events to increase awareness about the significant under-representation of women in the federal Canadian political sphere;
2. To encourage political parties and grassroots organisations to nominate and elect more women for all levels of political office.
Equal Voice NCR works to influence each major political party to ensure that they make a credible effort to promote the participation of women in politics, and to help women secure nominations and win elections.
Equal Voice National Capital Region (EVNCR) Guiding Principles
We are a multi-partisan organization that strives to work with all political parties to nominate and elect more women.
We are committed to accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion in all of our work.
We strive in both our perspectives and practices, to challenge racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and oppression in all its forms in our community and in Canadian politics.
We take responsibility for making space for all voices in the community that EVNCR serves.
We are committed to being a visible ally. We are committed to having an accessible, diverse, and inclusive membership and programming in our effort to elect more women to all levels of political office in Canada. We do everything we can to identify and eliminate unfair biases, stereotypes or barriers that may limit full participation in our meetings and events.