Letter Writing Campaigns: How To Make Change Happen

Our members of parliament, members of provincial parliament, and town/city councillors have a unique job requirement—they must cast a vote on issues that affect their constituents, and try to vote with that in mind. They're not mind-readers. They can only vote based on the information they have. This is why it's important that you contact your political representative to let them know how you feel about whatever is at stake.   Continue reading

Small Towns Leading the Way in Representation

I have a theory about how rural towns are actually leading the way when it comes to equity in politics. This past week, I spent some time at the FONOM (Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities) annual conference and I had the opportunity to speak to a variety of mayors, councillors and municipal staff from all over Northeastern Ontario. The conversations were eye-opening.  Continue reading

Navigating Management While Female

At the beginning of this year I was promoted to a management position at the Waterloo tech company where I work. I am one of just a few women in management positions and the only one in my department, meaning more often than not I am the only woman sitting around the boardroom table. I know I’m not the only woman in this situation, since women hold just under 35% of Canadian management positions. Continue reading

Running and Playing Big!

This morning I got up at 5:30 am (argh!) because I had promised to help a friend start a running program. She needed the motivation to get out the door and it definitely was motivation for me as well. I started the day walking through a morning sun shower and popped on a new audio book another friend had recommended, "Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message" by Tara Mohr. I hadn't even gotten through the introduction of the book and my reaction was, "Wow!” Continue reading

Welcome!

Welcome to our blog...the Women's March Canada blog! I'm thrilled to be here and overwhelmed...there's much to do. At times it feels like a mountain...one that can't be climbed. Both Michelle and I have our days of wondering if we can do this. Today was one of those days. Continue reading