National Leadership Forum

National Leadership Forum

Agenda for the National Program of Equal Voice's Historic, National Capital Region Event

National Program

Overview of Equal Voice’s Historic Daughters of the Vote 

National Capital Region (Ottawa & Gatineau) March 6th – 9th, 2017 


Monday, March 6th:

  • Indigenous Forum for Daughters of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Heritage, Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Building, 144 Wellington Street, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Welcome Dinner, Shaw Centre, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 7th:  Policy Issues Day

  • Breakfast Reception, Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 7:00 a.m.– 8:15 a.m.  
  • Breakfast Plenary, Sir John A. Macdonald Building,  8:20 a.m.– 9:00 a.m. 
    • The Hon. Maryam Monsef,  Minister of Status of Women Canada;
    • Ms. Marilyn Gladu, M.P. Chair, House of Commons Status of Women Committee;
    • Ms. Pam Damoff, Vice-Chair,  House of Commons Status of Women Committee;
    • Eva Nassif, Member, House of Commons  Status of Women Committee;
    • Ms. Sheila Malcolmson, Vice-Chair,  House of Commons Status of Women Committee.
  • Policy Roundtables , Sir John A Macdonald Building, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Delegate participation in four to five policy issue discussions re women’s equality, supported by policy experts and teacher facilitators from across Canada.  

Subjects include:

    • Equality for Girls and Women;
    • Human Rights;
    • Health Care, incl. Mental Health Issues
    • Violence Against Women
    • Environment/Climate Change;
    • International Development and Foreign Policy
    • Democratic Engagement
    • Reconciliation
    • Science and Innovation
    • Minority Language Rights
  • Keynote Luncheon:  Sir John A Macdonald Building, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Featuring three elected women from provinces and territories, members of the Canadian Women Parliamentarians Caucus. 
  • Special hearings hosted by House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women Committee, Parliament of Canada (8:45am to 12:30pm and 3:30pm to 5:30pm).

Selected delegates will serve as witnesses. Watch for an email from Grace Lore about the possibility of presenting to the Committee. There will also be an opportunity for other delegates to attend morning and afternoon hearings to listen to Committee proceedings.  

  • Gala Dinner, Grand Hall, Canadian History Museum, 100 rue Laurier, Gatineau, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 8th,  International Women’s Day  

  • Breakfast Reception & Presentation, National Arts Centre (NAC), 7:30 a.m.– 8:30 a.m.
  • March by Daughters, MPs, Senators and other Supporters:  NAC to Centre Block, 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
  • Historic Seating of Daughters in House of Commons, Address by Speaker Regan, the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell and all national party leaders (or designates), Centre Block, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Daughters meet their Members of Parliament:  Centre Block, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Daughters attend Question Period:  Centre Block, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Daughters – NAC  Event  3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Dinner Reception Hosted by Status of Women Canada Minister, NAC, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Evening:  Opportunity for delegates to network and engage in informal small group discussion re. issues of interest    

Thursday, March 9th:  Professional Development and Leadership Workshops

  • Breakfast Reception/Keynote, Sir John A MacDonald, 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
  • Leadership Workshops, Sir John A MacDonald 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Keynote Luncheon, Sir John A MacDonald , 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Workshops, Sir John A MacDonald 1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Leadership Workshop themes:

  • Improving Your Advocacy Skills
  • Finding Courage – Advice from Successful Leaders in the Public and Private Sectors
  • Successful Networking
  • Pathways to Politics – With Elected Women in Provincial and Territorial Legislatures
  • Lessons from Running for Office – From Winning and Unsuccessful Candidates
  • Community Organizing – Advice from Municipal Politicians’ Panel
  • Climate Justice and Traditional Knowledge
  • Empowering Women on the Internet 
  • Legacy Network Dinners, by subject or geographic areas of most interest to Daughters

Friday, March 10th

All delegates depart

March 06, 2017 at 8am - March 10, 2017
Parliament Hill
109 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
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Nancy Peckford · 613-236-0302

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