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Meet Catherine Gardner: A Community Advocate Running for City Council in Ottawa’s College Ward


By Catherine Gardner | Candidate for Councillor – College Ward

My name is Catherine Gardner. I have one daughter and two grandchildren. I was born in Ottawa where I continue to reside.

My background is in Health and Social Services. I graduated with Honours from the Algonquin College Developmental Service Worker Program the Social Service Worker Program and the Personal Support Services Worker Program. I am a graduate of the former Registered Nursing Assistant Program and of the Leadership Ottawa Program. More »


Megan Carroll for Ottawa School Board Trustee, Zone 10


By: Megan Caroll | Candidate for Ottawa School Board Trustee, Zone 10

My name is Megan Carroll; I am running to be the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustee, Zone 10.

A bit about me

I am a full-time mother and have been focused on education since my son was born.  I spent my teenage years as a counsellor at summer camps, where I had the opportunity to work with kids from all walks of life. My brother started volunteering with inner city youth, and I saw first-hand how important it is for the community to do whatever we can to provide the best education for all. More »


Can EV uOttawa throw a party…?


By: Lynne Lessard | Executive Member, Equal Voice uOttawa Chapter

Ohh yes we can!

As you’ve probably heard by now, EV uOttawa’s All Party Party was a huge success! How could it fail with a name that says “party” not once, but twice?!

Students – both affiliated and apolitical – and reps from the uOttawa Young Liberals (who took the prize for most representation!), Bloc Québécois (who surprised everyone with an impressive delegation!), NDP, and Conservatives, filled our student pub, 1848, enjoyed great music thanks to the great DJ Jackson Ryan, interesting chats, and a good laugh watching party reps go head-to-head at trivia on women in politics. More »


On the Campaign Trail with Sarah Doucette: Candidate for Toronto City Council, Ward 13


By: Sarah Doucette | Candidate for Toronto City Council, Ward 13

My name is Sarah Doucette; I am running for Toronto City Council in Ward 13. I have lived in the Ward with my husband and children for fifteen years. During this time I have saved school swimming pools, built playgrounds, and kept Swansea Memorial Library from closing. I have organized community clean up days and e-waste free recycling days. More »


“Together for Women’s Security,” a look at the Governor Generals’s Conference


By: Leah Stuart-Sheppard | Student, uOttawa and delegate

On September 9-10,th scores of women and a handful of men arrived at Rideau Hall for the Governor-General’s Women’s Conference. The conference was entitled “Together for Women’s Security,” and it really lived up to its name! More »


Introduction to a Great EVY Year: by Michal Harewood


By Michal Harewood | Equal Voice Youth Chair

As the new Equal Voice Youth Chair, I am honoured to represent the youth on the Equal Voice Board.  From the outset, I hope to enhance our communication, so that we can better meet EVY’s needs and to further our mission in bringing an equal representation to all levels of government in Canada.  With this in mind, I look forward to the launch of the new Equal Voice Youth Website, where youth members can stay connected through news, Flickr, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, facilitating the growth of student chapters across the country.   I trust the Equal Voice Youth category on our new blog: Canadian Women in Politics, will also prove to be pivotal and enhancing conversations being had between student chapters and regional chapters, and Equal Voice with Canadian voters and supporters. More »


A Message from Charlotte Burchett, President, Equal Voice UOttawa


By: Charlotte Burchett | President of Equal Voice UOttawa

On behalf of the executive of Equal Voice UOttawa, I would like to welcome all of our members back for another year and say hello to those of you who may be learning of our club for the first time.  We have an exciting year planned that we hope many of you will be able to take part in. More »


Equal Voice Toronto Gets Ready for Mayoral Debate: September 10, 2010


By: Madeleine White | Equal Voice Toronto

EV Toronto woke up this morning very excited for our mayoral debate tonight, but it was dampened when we got word that the front-runner in the polls, Rob Ford, was not going to be joining us after all. He told our event organizer, Velma Morgan, that he had a BBQ he had to attend instead. More »


Equal Voice holds E-Vote for National Youth Chair (2010-2011): Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15


By: Giovanna Mingarelli | Equal Voice

This morning at 8:00 a.m. (EST), e-ballots were sent to all eligible Equal Voice Youth (EVY) members to cast their votes for Equal Voice’s new National Youth Chair. More »


What Equal Voice learned from the Ambassador of Norway this summer: balance remains critical for women and men in politics


By: Giovanna Mingarelli | Equal Voice

In late July, Nancy Peckford, the Executive Director of Equal Voice, and myself had the privilege of meeting with the Ambassador of Norway, Eikeland Else Berit, and Norwegian intern, Jenny Eline Linge, at the Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa. More »



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