Toronto and GTA: Daughters of the Vote Leadership Summit

The Toronto Chapter of Equal Voice is hosting a leadership summit, designed specifically for Daughter of the Vote delegates from Toronto and the GTA. This event will be geared around helping them prepare to make the most of the Rosemary Speirs Leadership Grant, develop their leadership skills, and network with other local delegates.


Date: Saturday May 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: YWCA- The Auditorium, 87 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 0A8 (venue is fully accessible)


9:30-10:00 a.m.- Arrive and networking


10:00-10:30- Actions speaks louder than anything else: open yourselves to possibilities and take a leap
MPP Marie France Lalonde


10:30- 11:30 a.m.- Spotlight panel: Community leaders

Hafsah Asadullah, Equal Voice Youth co-lead

Paige Fisher, co-director of advocacy and outreach, Vision Brampton 

Wendy Preskow, founder and president, National Initiative for Eating Disorders

Olivier Vanderzaag, founder, Townhall

Callista Ryan, student, Western University


11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.- Leadership in finance and politics

Janet Ecker, former Minister of Finance


12:00-12:30 p.m.- Networking Lunch


12:30-1:00- Rosemary Speirs Leadership Grant Overview and FAQ

Etana Cain, Equal Voice


1:00-1:30 p.m.- Developing your proposal and mentor meet and greet



Jennifer BellDirector of Public Affairs, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Megan BoyleDirector of Public and Regulatory Affairs, Red Bull Canada

Kate Cornel, Executive Director, Canada Dance Assembly and Co-Chair, Canadian Arts Coalition

Earl D'Almeida, Analyst, fixed income and currencies, RBC Global Asset Management

Mélanie Dussarrat, Director in eFX Trading, Capital Markets 

Michelle Eaton, Vice President of Communications and Government Relations, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Adria Minsky, Senior Consultant, Maple Leaf Strategies

Joanne Pitkin, Account Director, Corporate and Public Affairs, Argyle Public Relations

Kelly White, Investment Associate, UK Department for International Trade 


RSVP to: [email protected]

May 25, 2019 at 9:30am - 1:30pm
YWCA Auditorium, 87 Elm St. Toronto, ON

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