This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the first wave of Canadian women securing the right to vote in federal elections and the 50th anniversary of the election of the first woman to the Yukon Legislative Assembly.
To commemorate this important milestone in Canada’s history and evolution as a democracy, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Outreach Program, Equal Voice is hosting a Daughters of the Vote event at the Legislative Assembly of the Yukon.
We are looking for young women, between the ages 16 to 23, who represent the diversity of the Yukon, who are interested in an array of issues, who are engaged in their communities, and who want to learn more about the political process.
On September 19th, the young women leaders will be welcomed into the Chamber by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and will meet with women MLAs from all parties in the Yukon and from around the country. The day will include the opportunity to hear from women in politics, a lunch and tour of the legislature, and a discussion on the importance of women and diversity in politics.
Do you know a woman we should connect with? Please let us know!
Deadline – September 7th
Thank you for helping us find inspiring, motivated, and engaged young women – future leaders in the Yukon and Canada.
Questions? Contact Grace Lore – firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-290-1952.