Call for Applications to Join the Board

Call for Applications to Join the Board

Canadian Women Voters Congress (“CWVC”) is recruiting individuals to serve as board members. 

Application deadline: August 22nd 2016

Start date: Following AGM in September 2016

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CWVC International Women's Day Event

Join us on March 2nd, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 pm at The Main to celebrate International Women's Day.

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CWVC Event December 3rd, 2015

You are cordially invited December 3rd, 2015; 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Place: The Main

4210 Main Street, Vancouver B.C.

 

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Fair and Diverse Representation in Federal Cabinet

The new session of Parliament is set to begin on December 3, 2015 but today a powerful statement was made and barriers erased for many women who viewed politics as a male dominated arena.  The swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa welcomed 30 new Ministers, 50% male and 50% female, more women than ever before.  When a reporter in the crowd asked Prime Minister Trudeau why fair representation in the Cabinet was important to him he replied, “Because it’s 2015.”  A statement that has created the trending topic on twitter #Becauseits2015.

Youngsters looked on as the face of politics was changed with the reveal of this historically diverse cabinet in gender, ethnicity, race, disability and more.  The impact of this symbolic moment in political history will not be fully understood until trends can be reviewed. Will more females and minorities courageously step forward to run for candidacy and political office in future elections?

 

As little girls watch the footage of the ceremony and hear the voices of people who look like them invisible barriers become just that… invisible and less of a perceived limitation.  To see females and MPs of diverse backgrounds in Ministerial roles of responsibility may just allow our next generation to view this profession as an inclusive, not exclusive, option for their future. 

Why not?  It is 2015 after all.

 

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Stay in the Know: September 2015 Election Events

With the election right around the corner, there are a number of all-candidate events that are definitely worth checking out. Here are two events in the Vancouver area coming up in the next few weeks:

Women's Equality & The Federal Election: Why Your Vote Counts

(Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Single Mothers' Alliance BC)

This event is a is a non-partisan public education event promoting voting among women and awareness of issues impacting women in the federal election. This event brings together leading women’s right experts, economists, community leaders, and candidates from all federal political parties for an informative dialogue on issues impacting women in Canada.

Date:

Thursday, September 25th

Time:

Doors at 6:30, Event 7:00-9:00 PM

Location:

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

(SFU Woodwards)

Tickets:

Individuals: Free (Get yours here)

 

Learn more about the panelists and topics for discussion by visiting the event page here

 


 

Canada Votes 2015: All Candidates Members' Reception

On Monday, September 21, 2015, The Vancouver Board of Trade is hosting an after-work networking reception with Vancouver Electoral Riding Candidates from Canada's four leading parties.

This will be a unique opportunity for our Members to meet with local federal election candidates, and for candidates to engage with the local business community. Each of the four major federal parties will be given an opportunity to have a representative candidate speak to where their party stands on the important economic and business issues facing Canada.

Reserve your tickets to ensure you have the opportunity to engage your local candidates.

Date:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Time:

Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location:

Simon Fraser University 
Segal Building 
500 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tickets:

Individuals: $20 GST (included)
Registration includes appetizers and one drink.

 

Learn more by visiting the Vancouver Board of Trade HERE

 

                          

 

Canadian Women's Voters Congress is not affiliated with the Vancouver Board of Trade

 

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CWVC Welcomes New Board Members

The Canadian Women Voters Congress held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 23rd at the YWCA in downtown Vancouver. The AGM marked the ending of Trina Isaakson's tenure as Chair, and also marked the departure of Erin Rennie as Secretary. The CWVC thanks both Trina and Erin for their hard work and dedication to the Organization and wishes them well in their future endeavors.

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Seeking An Event & Sponsorship Coordinator for WCS

The Canadian Women Voters Congress (CWVC) is accepting applications for an Event and Sponsorship Coordinator (contract). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Coordinator will assist with a variety of tasks essential to the success of the Women’s Campaign School (WCS), tentatively scheduled for June 13-14 2015 in Victoria, BC, with the potential for contract renewal for future events and programs. 

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International Women's Day - News Roundup

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Young Women Civic Leaders 2.0

 

Young Women Civic Leaders committee is hosting an informal social Thursday, February 5th at the Heartwood Cafe in Vancouver. This is a great opportunity for young women looking to develop their leadership skills and learn more about civic engagement.

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Nanaimo Women and Politics Event

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