Laura Ip answered 2018-11-27 20:49:56 -0500Q: 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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Our mission is to inspire, unite and lead the charge for the advancement of women in Canada.
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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.