Event Details

Equal Futures 2022: A Gender Equality Summit


The Equal Futures Network is excited to announce that our first-ever gender equality summit, Equal Futures 2022: A Gender Equality Summit, will be taking place in Ottawa from June 7-8, 2022!


Through the theme "Collaboration, Collective Action and Community", the summit will provide an in person forum for the gender equality movement, in all its diversity, to come together, build connections, strengthen capacity, share expertise, and shape a path towards a fairer and more equitable Canada.


Please note that a ticket is required to attend the Equal Futures 2022 Summit.


Equal Futures 2022: A Gender Equality Summit is supported by Women and Gender Equality Canada​.

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Agenda

  • Jun 7, 2022

  • Jun 8, 2022

  • Theatre (RB 2200)

  • Conference Room (RB 2220-2224-2228)

  • Classroom (RB 3228)

8 AM - 9 AM
Doors & Registration Open
9 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome
Presented in English
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Opening Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
Presented in English
9:45 AM - 10 AM
Break
10 AM - 10:10 AM
Knowledge Spotlight: Radar Media, Shauna Rae
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM
Knowledge Spotlight: Aura Freedom, Tashin and Orliath
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Knowledge Spotlight: Gender Equality Coalition of Ontario, Amanda Zavitz
10:30 AM - 12 PM
Panel: Advancing Gender Equality in Canadian Politics
A gender-equal world is healthier, wealthier and more prosperous for everyone in it and we know that there is strong support for the creation of policies, practices and programs that push fo...
A gender-equal world is healthier, wealthier and more prosperous for everyone in it and we know that there is strong support for the creation of policies, practices and programs that push for the advancement of gender equality at all levels. Yet, despite this knowledge and desire for inclusion, no country has fully met their commitments to gender equality as laid out in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and over the past two-years progress has actually stalled or in some cases halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic unraveling decades of progress that has been made for advancing gender equality. So - where do we go from here? Canada has a longstanding commitment to gender equality at home and abroad but how do we continue to galvanize support for more diverse and inclusive policies that will meet and protect the unique needs of women, girls and gender-diverse individuals across Canada and the world?

Join us for a solutions-oriented panel discussion with leading experts to learn how to use diverse public engagement, advocacy and other engagement tools to advance key equity principles and community needs with policy- and decision-makers so that together we can do more– politically, economically and socially - to advance gender equality both at home and abroad.

Presented in English
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12 PM - 1 PM
Lunch
1 PM - 2:30 PM
Inside-out Communications: Building Social Movements for Systems Change in the Digital Age
Presented in English
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM
Knowledge Spotlight: Possibility Seeds/Courage to Act, Amal Elni
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM
Knowledge Spotlight: Joni, Jayesh Vekariya
2:50 PM - 3 PM
Break
3 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Plenary: Health and Gender Equality
Gender inequality has implications for health outcomes across the course of every person’s life - it can influence a person’s experiences of crises and emergency situations, their exposure t...
Gender inequality has implications for health outcomes across the course of every person’s life - it can influence a person’s experiences of crises and emergency situations, their exposure to diseases and their access to healthcare, water, hygiene and sanitation. In particular, this is even more relevant in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) because SRHR is a bedrock for gender equality and pivotal to achieving good health. Evidence shows that when women are denied access to contraception, safe abortion and post-abortion care, maternal mortality rates rise. Ensuring good health and well-being for all cannot be achieved without addressing the specific barriers and challenges that gender inequality in SRHR poses to women, girls and gender diverse people in communities around the world.

Join us for an engaging panel discussion with leading experts and advocates who will unpack the barriers, share practical strategies for change and inspiring stories to illuminate the possibilities for a future that respects, protects and fulfils the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls, women and gender diverse individuals everywhere.

Presented in English
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4:30 PM - 5 PM
Break/Networking
5 PM - 7 PM
Evening Reception
Reception Keynotes - Farzana Doctor and Joanna Griffiths

Speakers

  • KA

    Kylie Adair

    Editor at Future of Good

  • MA

    Mohamed Altasseh

    Community Engagement Support Coordinator at MAX Ottawa

  • AA

    Alisha Nicole Apale

    National Aboriginal Council of Midwives

  • SA

    Sophie Arseneault

    Domestic Policy Liaison at International Youth Alliance For Family Planning Canada (IYAFP Canada)

  • AB

    Aaliya Bibi

    SHA at Plan International Canada / Plan International

  • EB

    Ellen Blias

  • MC

    Mandy Commonda

  • JD

    Jefferson Darell

    Breakfast Culture

  • FD

    Farzana Doctor

  • MD

    Meghan Doherty

    Director of Global Policy & Advocacy at Action Canada for Sexual and Reproductive Rights

  • VG

    Vaisnavi Gnanasekaran

    Learning and Capacity Strengthening Specialist at Oxfam

  • JG

    Joanna Griffiths

    Founder & CEO of Knixwear

  • MH

    Merydth Holte-McKenzie

    Senior Gender Equality Advisor at World Vision Canada

  • HI

    Honourable Marci Ien

    The Honourable Minister for Women and Gender Equality

  • FJ

    Fae Johnstone

    ED & Co-owner at Wisdom2Action

  • SK

    Samanta Krishnapillai

    On Canada

  • RL

    Raine Liliefeldt

    Interm Executive Director of YWCA Canada

  • JM

    James Miller

    Indigenous Enrolment Advisor at Trent University

  • TM

    The Honourable Maryam Monsef

  • AN

    Alisha Nicole Apale

    Director of National Aboriginal Council of Midwives

  • DO

    Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah

    Executive Director of CCGSD

  • SP

    Sydney Piggott

  • TS

    The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan

    Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada

  • TS

    Tristen Schneider

  • SS

    Shanese Steele

  • AS

    Anjum Sultana

    Director, Youth Leadership & Policy Advocacy of Plan International Canada

  • NT

    Nicole Tobin

    Head of Programs – Global Health at CARE Canada

  • GU

    Gina Uppaul

    On Canada

  • SW

    Samantha Walsh

    DAWN Canada

  • SW

    Sara Wolfe

    Director, Indigenous Innovation Initiative of Grand Challenges

  • AZ

    Aniqah Zowmi

    Community Engagement and Gender Equality Specialist at OCIC

Documents

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Venue

Carleton University

9376 University Dr, Ottawa, ON
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

If you have any questions please contact Erin Jex

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