Women & Politics
EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR CHANGE
If you are interested in leadership and shaping the future of politics locally, please join us
Monday, May 6 – 7:30 pm
Strathmore Legion – 230 – 2nd Avenue, Strathmore
Guest Speaker: Bev LaPeare, Trustee Ward 2, Rocky View Schools
This new group is being established to inspire, equip and empower women to use their insights, abilities and voice regarding issues & legislation that affect everyone. Drawing on the experience and expertise of women already active in this arena, meetings will provide opportunities to learn, grow, and network providing information to help you decide on your course of action.
In 2010, 17.2 million females accounted for 50.4% of Canada’s total population, providing a slim female majority that has held for over three decades. With 22.1% of seats in the House of Commons currently held by women, Canada is still far from the 30% minimum necessary to ensure a critical mass of women to create change and ranks 49th internationally.
According to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the representation of women on municipal councils (23.4%) (not so high locally) and the Library of Parliament reports that in provincial/territorial legislatures (23.6%) is now higher than that at the federal level.
Municipal elections take place in October. 2013 is a year for change and you’ve got what it takes to transform things.