Chapter Application Form

Become a Women's March Canada Chapter Leader

Our mission is to inspire, unite and lead the charge for the advancement of women in Canada.

Before filling this form out please check the Women's March Canada Chapter List here and see if there is already a Women's March Chapter in your area. While we do allow for multiple Chapters in large cities, we encourage you to consider reaching out and working together with an existing Chapter rather than starting a new Chapter.

If you are curious about what it means to be a Women's March Canada chapter have a look at our chapter agreement. Keep in mind that Women's March Canada is a new, grassroots not-for-profit organization. The responsibilities of and details about WMC Leaders will grow over the next year.

Women’s March Canada Chapters and University Clubs aim to increase public awareness and provides ways to act around issues surrounding women’s health, economic security, representation, and safety by hosting events, providing networking and mentoring opportunities, and organizing annual Women’s Marches.

Local activities that local Women’s March Canada Chapters and University Clubs may be involved in may include, but are not limited to:

  • fundraising for local sexual health and reproductive rights service providers;
  • organizing events to help women empowering each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers;
  • raise awareness in your community about annual Equal Pay Days and education;
  • helping current, or organizing new, women's campaign schools to encourage more women to run for office;
  • participating in, listening and helping to organize local events to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women;
  • fundraising for local sexual assault service providers.

What inspired you to start a Women’s March Chapter or become a Women’s March Chapter Leader?

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  • Sarah-Chasity Johnson
    answered 2019-03-13 03:48:43 -0400
    Q: Have you participated in any Women’s March events to date? If yes, please list events.
    A: I and a younger gentleman saw the Sarnia-Lambton March in January and drove over an hour to get to it!! This is how my story will be told!! This is my last breath. www.facebook.com/herlastbreaths/
  • Sarah-Chasity Johnson
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  • Sarah-Chasity Johnson
    answered 2019-01-20 15:13:32 -0500
    Q: What inspired you to start a Women’s March Chapter or become a Women’s March Chapter Leader?
    A: I have been facing forward my whole life. When the system drug me through it deeming me the character traits of my handlers, branding me the addict and violent one, which is ludicrous!! In what should have been an open and shut case, was a drunken circus for the crowns witness that turned into forcing me to be unable to take the stand because of my “PTSD & CPTSD” claiming I don’t make for a good witness…is when, I said, I’ve had enough!! Finally building strength to use a system I assumed my whole life was here to protect me just facilitated in additional traumas not only by them, but put the power of my freedom, survival, vessel and mind back into the hands of my predators!! One being a 34 year military vet in 2 countries with confirmed casualties aka kills. A love struck uncle at that. And the many exes that have up til that trial, strangled, beat, tracked, threatened, chased & shamed the literal last breaths out of my body’s LIFELINES.
    I’m ashamed and appalled that in 2018 I had to realize I have been lied to my whole life. My whole life. I am and never have been free. Shame on Canada! Shane on the path that has now led me to my life’s purpose!
    I’ve now started to paint my story and that of so many other born into the cycle. I’ve always been defiant of my stat.
    You can check out what I’ve managed to still get done while in current crisis as being born into cycle has left my body in chronic stress and open for a continuum that surely, has and will make medical and Canadian history for women with DID, Dissociative Disorder and every underlying disorder that comes with it…except no polar and borderline. I am not violent…but if I can’t even get out from under an abuser whom admitted on the stand he broke back into MY home (he lived in another city an hr away and strangled me in my sleep there…only coming to because he put my head through my bedroom wall after) by any means I’m not entitled to as only being 130lbs…than when is enough, enough? And when is escape, violence? Intent! Is! Violence! In! All! Capacities! And all control over my power to myself is violent!!
    www.facebook.com/herlastbreaths/
  • Aisha Khan
    answered 2019-01-17 15:49:09 -0500
    Q: Have you participated in any Women’s March events to date? If yes, please list events.
    A: I have not but I will hopefully be at Toronto’s this Sunday.
  • Aisha Khan
    answered 2019-01-17 15:48:45 -0500
    Q: Are you currently affiliated with an organization that may have a role in this Chapter? If yes, please list.
    A: Not Applicable
  • Aisha Khan
    answered 2019-01-17 15:48:18 -0500
    Q: Your Community
    A: All of London, Ontario
  • Aisha Khan
    answered 2019-01-17 15:47:32 -0500
    Q: What inspired you to start a Women’s March Chapter or become a Women’s March Chapter Leader?
    A: For too long it has been HIStory. Seeing the work down by Women’s March across the country has inspired me to join this initiative. I was surprised to see that London, ON does not have a chapter. I would like to start one because the fire of change is widespread and it has yet to reach this Southwestern Ontario city.
  • Serena-Rae Moar
    answered 2018-12-30 11:05:51 -0500
    Q: Have you participated in any Women’s March events to date? If yes, please list events.
    A: I have participated in two previous Women’s Marches in 2017, and in 2018.
  • Serena-Rae Moar
    answered 2018-12-30 11:05:12 -0500
    Q: Are you currently affiliated with an organization that may have a role in this Chapter? If yes, please list.
    A: I
  • Serena-Rae Moar
    answered 2018-12-30 11:04:19 -0500
    Q: What inspired you to start a Women’s March Chapter or become a Women’s March Chapter Leader?
    A: I was inspired to become a Women’s March Chapter Leader after the 2018 March that was hosted in Calgary. I have always been a HUGE activist within my city and country respectively, and I was empowered by the amazing women in Calgary in 2018 that I want to continue to serve and empower in Calgary
  • Laura Ip
    answered 2018-11-27 20:49:56 -0500
    Q: What inspired you to start a Women’s March Chapter or become a Women’s March Chapter Leader?
    A: I organized the 2017 Women’s March in the Niagara region, and I co-organized a Women’s March On event in 2018. As St. Catharines is the largest city in the Niagara region, it makes sense that there be a St. Catharines chapter, specifically because previous Women’s March events have taken place here.

    There is also currently an event that is planned for St. Catharines that includes my name and my friend’s name as the organizers, although the woman who is organizing it did not reach out to us.
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  • Laura Redman
    answered 2018-10-24 17:23:37 -0400
    Q: Have you participated in any Women’s March events to date? If yes, please list events.
    A: No, there aren’t any chapters yet in our area.
  • Laura Redman
    answered 2018-10-24 17:23:00 -0400
    Q: Are you currently affiliated with an organization that may have a role in this Chapter? If yes, please list.
    A: No
  • Laura Redman
    answered 2018-10-24 17:22:27 -0400
    Q: Your Community
    A: Tri-County Region, Nova Scotia (Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties)
  • Laura Redman
    answered 2018-10-24 17:20:41 -0400
    Q: What inspired you to start a Women’s March Chapter or become a Women’s March Chapter Leader?
    A: I’ve been a federal political candidate and I’ve worked for women’s rights organizations promoting and supporting the improvement of women’s lives. I’m committed to helping ensure women have a voice in our governments, our communities and in the ongoing protection of our civil, environmental and reproductive rights.
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  • Lisa Poulin
    answered 2018-10-22 09:18:36 -0400
    Q: Have you participated in any Women’s March events to date? If yes, please list events.
    A: Not yet!
  • Lisa Poulin
    answered 2018-10-22 09:18:27 -0400
    Q: Are you currently affiliated with an organization that may have a role in this Chapter? If yes, please list.
    A: Not as of yet.
  • Lisa Poulin
    answered 2018-10-22 09:17:38 -0400
    Q: What inspired you to start a Women’s March Chapter or become a Women’s March Chapter Leader?
    A: I’m a strong advocate for Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and their families. I’m known in my circle as a leader and help other women find their voice. I am working on my 2nd degree studying for my BSW, I have been active in my community through different partnerships which empower, teach and educate women and their children. Currently, there isn’t a chapter in our area and I can see this becoming a very important organization to not only educate others but create a safe space for women to reach out too. I work with organizations that have connections with women who need support from sexual, physical, emotional and spiritual abuse. The topic of oppression and privilege has come up many times in my community and I would like to raise awareness regarding marginalized and vulnerable minorities. The population of Indigenous women is quite high in my area, this is where I excel in my work with women. I’m inspired by so many different aspects of Women’s March and look forward to connecting with other partners to raise awareness even more so in my community. I also have strong relationship ties with women’s shelters, gathering places, clinics and support LGBT women from all walks in life.
  • Alexandra Sempie
    answered 2018-10-21 19:25:52 -0400
    Q: Have you participated in any Women’s March events to date? If yes, please list events.
    A: Yes. I was a spectator at the Women’s March in Hamilton in 2017.
  • Alexandra Sempie
    answered 2018-10-21 19:24:59 -0400
    Q: Your Community
    A: Brantford
  • Alexandra Sempie
    answered 2018-10-21 19:24:11 -0400
    Q: What inspired you to start a Women’s March Chapter or become a Women’s March Chapter Leader?
    A: My education in women’s rights around the world has opened my eyes to the inequality faced in our society. I want to help make a difference for women everywhere by helping organize the Women’s March and give everyone a voice.