A Visit to Yale...

Former CWVC President, Bernice Davidson went to Yale's Women's Campaign School to pay a visit to our sister school that gave us much of our own Women's Campaign School's roots.

Read her inspiring Opening Speech
of the Yale WCS 2004
Annual Summer Session

To find out more about the Yale WCS click on their logo above


Congratulations to all the women who won their seats in the 2005 B.C. provincial election

1. Coquitlam-Maillardville - Diane Thorpe (NDP) - TBC
2. Delta South - Val Roddick (LIB)
3. Esquimalt-Metchosin - Maurine Karagianis (NDP)
4. Kelowna-Mission - Sindi Hawkins (LIB)
5. Langley - Mary Polak (LIB)
6. Maple Ridge-Mission - Jenny Stevens (NDP)
7. North Island - Claire Trevena (NDP)
8. North Vancouver-Lonsdale - Katherine Anne Whittred (LIB)
9. Oak Bay-Gordon Head - Ida Chong (LIB)
10. Prince George-Mt Robson - Shirley Bond (LIB)
11. Richmond Centre - Olga Ilich (LIB)
12. Richmond East - Linda Reid (LIB)
13. Surrey-Green Timbers - Sue Hammell (NDP)
14. Vancouver-Langara - Carol Taylor (LIB)
15. Vancouver-Mt Pleasant - Jenny Kwan (NDP)
16. Victoria-Beacon Hill - Carole James (NDP)
17. West Kootenay-Boundary - Katrine Convoy (NDP)
18. West Vancouver-Garibaldi - Joan McIntyre (LIB)

Our 2005/06 Board of Directors

Janet Wiegand, President

Cyndy Hill, VP and
Campaign School Chair

Neena Keram-Prasad, Secretary
Anne Ellenberger, Treasurer
Preet Virk, Public Relations
and Marketing
Leslie Thompson, Fundraising
Jodie Tonita, Membership
Norma Miller, Celebration of
Women in Politics Chair
Nicole Prior, Director
Miriam Tratt, Webmistress

go to our directors page for complete bios


Our 8th Annual Women's Campaign School
March 3, 4 and 5, 2006 at UBC Robson Square

Check our WCS pages for more details.
Early Bird Registration has begun...click here.

The Canadian Women Voters Congress is a nonpartisan, grass roots organization, dedicated to encouraging all Canadian women to become strong, effective voices at all levels of government. Women constitute 51% of the population, yet the number of women in elected positions across Canada remains fewer than 25%. Vi köper dödsbo I Stockholm In addition, there is no effective manner in which to measure the influence of women on government. In order to affect the direction of governmental policies and action, a significant, resonant, influential presence is essential. The Congress is working to balance the scales of political representation and to hold all parties accountable for including women in the decision-making process. The Congress is nonpartisan, but acknowledges that the way for women to be recognized is through the collective voice heard within the circles of government. 

Purposes Of Our Society

To educate women about political and organizational systems using a non-partisan and non-issue based approach; to encourage women of all backgrounds and political click here persuasions to participate in the political process and to encourage and inspire women to assume leadership roles.

What We Do

  • The Congress offers the only nonpartisan Women's Campaign School in Canada. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the School is in its eighth year.

  • The Congress provides a networking forum for women who are actively involved or interested in politics can keep updated on upcoming elections, female candidates, paid and volunteer job opportunities and events.

  • The Congress facilitates seminars, examines issues and stimulates discussion about political issues and proposals.

Given this solid start, the Congress looks forward to expanding our mandate to include:

  • Encouraging and mentoring women with political aspirations to achieve their goals

  • Supporting eligible women to serve on boards, royal commissions, standing committees, federal, provincial and municipal agencies

  • Seeking to support those who wish to close the gender gap and become spokespersons for national, provincial and municipal issues

  • Monitoring policies and procedures that affect the status of Canadian women

  • Monitoring government accountability

Who We Are

The Congress is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. We come from all segments of society. We have varying political beliefs, but one thing in common ... the desire to see more women involved in the political process and to see more women in elected positions within our governments.

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