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Why Your Vote Counts: Women’s Equality and the BC Provincial Election

April 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A community-driven event about how we can achieve women’s equality in BC.

Join the Single Mothers’ Alliance BC on April 1 for an all-candidates debate and keynote speakers on women’s rights in BC. Ahead of the May 9 provincial general election, learn about BC political party platforms on gender equality and discuss the issues that matter to you in community roundtables. The event will end with a networking reception for all attendees.

Speakers: France-Emmanuelle Joly, Executive Director, Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, and our own Kendra Milne, Director of Law Reform, West Coast LEAF.

Candidates: Trang Nguyen, BC Liberals. Vancouver-Kingsway Candidate. Ellisa Calder for Vancouver-Kingsway, BC Green Party. Vancouver-Kingsway Candidate. Melanie Mark, New Democratic Party of British Columbia. Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA.

With lived experience testimonials from Debbie Henry and Mai Eaglespeaker, on violence against women, housing, poverty, work, wages, childcare and more!

“Why Your Vote Counts” is first come, first seated. For early bird RSVP, email erina [at] singlemothersbc.org. There will be a children’s activity table and mother’s helpers. Transportation assistance is available upon request.


  • Date: April 1, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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