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Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in General News

Equal Voice is making AN OPEN CALL for applications

 

 

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Will Your Daughter Be the One?

Equal Voice has been thrilled with the interest in our historic national initiativeDaughters of the Vote launched just over six weeks ago.

EV’s Daughters of the Vote will provide an important opportunity for 338 young women (one from every federal riding in Canada) between the ages 18 to 23 to participate in two innovative events one national and one regional.

These events are intended to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow – and, of course, to mark 100 years of women’s formal political engagement in Canada.

In undertaking this initiative, EV recognizes the still incomplete and often challenging journey of women’s full political participation at all levels of government in Canada. If we are to change that, we must start working with young women today.

Equal Voice is making AN OPEN CALL for applications from young women themselves which must be completed online at our dedicated website:www.daughtersofthevote.ca. The online application takes about 20 minutes.

The deadline for this historic and unique opportunity is Thursday, June 30th 2016!

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Equal Voice is fully committed to choosing a group of young women that look and feel like Canada, in all of its entho-cultural, regional, and linguistic diversity. Young women who are applying are invited to tell about their background, heritage, and other identities.Furher, Equal Voice’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit Outreach coordinator can answer any questions about our commitment to ensuring a strong number of indigenous women.
How Many Young Women Will be Chosen from Each Province/Territory?For the purposes of the selections, the number of young women we are choosing from each province and territory reflects the number of federal ridings in each province and territory:

  • in Ontario, we are choosing 121 young women
  • in Quebec, 78 young women
  • in British Columbia, 42 young women
  • in Alberta, 34 young women
  • in Manitoba, 14 young women
  • in Saskatchewan, 14 young women
  • in the Atlantic provinces, 32 (7 from NL, 11 from NS, 10 from NB and 4 from PEI)
  • from the 3 Territories, 3 (1 from each)

Check Out these Videos from Parliamentarians Inviting Young Women to Apply! 

Contact Us:

Denise Siele, Director of Community & Stakeholder Relations
dsiele@equalvoice.ca | 613-276-3274

Melissa S. Greyeyes-Brant, First Nations, Inuit, Métis Outreach Coordinator
melissa.sgb@equalvoice.ca

Jillian LeBlanc, Youth Engagement/Social Media Coordinator
jleblanc@equalvoice.ca | 613-850-9002

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Equal Voice thanks all of its supporters for their support! (sponsor logos)

Founded in 2001, Equal Voice is a national multi-partisan organization dedicated to the election of more women in Canada.
www.equalvoice.ca