LINKS AND RESOURCES

Organization Websites

  • Getting To the Gate is a free online tool for women interested in getting into politics.

  • Equal Voice is a national, bilingual, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.

  • The Canadian Women Voters Congress demystifies the political process for women interested in working on campaigns, advocating for issues, and running for elected office. 

  • The National Democratic Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, international organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions.

  • iKnowPolitics is an international organization that promotes equitable participation of women in politics, which is essential for building and sustaining democracy.

  • Samara Canada is a non-partisan organization dedicated to reconnecting citizens to politics. Samara Canada uses research and educational programming  to shed new light on Canada’s democratic system and encourages greater political participation across the country to build better politics, and a better Canada, for everyone. 

  • The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies. s women’s participation in politics.

  • Women of Influence is a Canadian organization dedicated to the advancement of professional women.

  • The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-partisan organization that works to improve the economic, political, social and employment conditions of working women in Canada.

  • Informed Opinions is working to achieve gender balance in public discourse. “Men’s voices in Canadian media still outnumber women’s by a ratio of more than 2 to 1. Men are quoted 8 out of 10 times in news media.”

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Books

Stalled: The Representation of Women in Canadian Governments (2014): "What has happened to the representational gains for women and why does gender parity remain so elusive? To answer these questions, Stalled provides a detailed road map of women’s political representation as candidates, office-holders, cabinet ministers, party leaders, and as representatives of the Crown at all levels of government across Canada."

Woman Power and Politics:  The aim of this book is to explore how women can create more power in today’s political systems. The more we learn about the power women can harness in politics, the closer we come to gaining more victories; victories such as raising women’s status in society, achieving economic equality and security, and creating freedom from bodily harm by eliminating violence against women and achieving peace in the world around us.

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