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.
Women's March Canada is a grassroots movement. We are made up of chapter leaders and march organizers. Our "head office", our advisors and our board of directors serve our chapter leaders, march organizers and women in Canada.
"A grassroots movement is one which uses the people in a given district, region, or community as the basis for a political or economic movement. Grassroots movements and organizations use collective action from the local level to effect change at the local, regional, national, or international level. Grassroots movements are associated with bottom-up, rather than top-down decision making, and are sometimes considered more natural or spontaneous than more traditional power structures."
Our work as organizers, committee members and chapter leaders serves our mission: to inspire, unite and lead the charge for the advancement of women across Canada. The work that we do, our vision and values can be explained in a unifying framework called H.E.R.S., which spells out the women’s rights priorities of Health, Economic Security, Representation, and Safety.
Imagine the day when our vision, making the equality of women in Canada the new norm, comes to be!
The following survey has been created as a check-in and a way for you to share what you want and need with our team leaders and board of directors. Please share as much as you like by completing the following ten questions.
(Note: Please check "Don't publish my responses on the website". Any information you share here will not be shared with any outside sources.)Take the survey