Women in Politics — A Women in NAAAP Panel Presentation

CCPAA is promoting this event for NAAAP, we are not part of the organization team. CCPAA member receive discounted ticket price as NAAAP at $5/ticket.

In recent years, Toronto’s political landscape has dramatically changed as the municipal government continues to have a more diverse membership than ever before.Despite the growing diversity within Canadian politics, last year’s mayoral election brought to light the existence of racism, homophobia, islamophobia and sexism in our community. A climate of discrimination signifies the importance of building awareness and discussion to make progress.

Please join us for a panel discussion with Olivia Chow, Yasmin Ratansi, and Kristyn Wong-Tam as they discuss why they ran as well as their visions for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive city.

Olivia Chow, Former Member of Parliament and Toronto City Council
Olivia Chow’s political career began in 1985 and she is now recognized as one of Canada’s most effective and well-known public figures. She has served in municipal politics in Toronto as well as on the national level as a Canadian Member of Parliament. She was voted Best City Councillor seven times by readers of NOW magazine, Best MP in 2010 ,and Top Torontonian in 2012 by readers of the Toronto Sun. Olivia is also the best-selling author of “Olivia Chow: My Journey,” published in 2014.

Yasmin Ratansi, Former MP Don Valley East and Liberal Candidate for DVE
Yasmin was first elected as Member of Parliament for the riding of Don Valley East in June of 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008. During her tenure in Parliament, Yasmin sat on several Standing Committees of the House, including Environment, Human Resources and Skills Development and Heritage. In recognition of her excellent work, the Leader of the Liberal Party (Leader of the Opposition in Parliament) appointed Yasmin as Chair to the Standing Committee on Status of Women in 2006. As Chair, her major accomplishments were developing and instituting the concept of Gender Budgeting to the Canadian Parliament, policies and procedures around economic security for women, single parent families and seniors. Yasmin is currently a Principal at Ethical Edge, a firm that works with the not-for-profit sector in the area of Governance, Accountability and Ethics in Operations.

Kristyn Wong-Tam, City Councillor for Ward 27
Kristyn Wong-Tam is a city councillor for the Toronto Centre-Rosedale electoral district (Ward 27). She was elected to Toronto City Council in the 2010 city council election. Kristyn has an extensive career investing in the City of Toronto through both the public and private sectors. Her contributions have led to the development and support of numerous social planning programs, business ventures, art endeavours and successful community initiatives.

NAAAP members: $5
Non-members: $10.00 (in advance) | $20.00 (at door)

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at 6:30pm – 9:30pm
The National Club

303 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R1
6:30 – 7:15: Registration
7:15 – 7:45: Featured panelists
7:45 – 8:15: Breakout groups
8:15 – 8:30: Closing remarks
8:30 – 9:30: Mix and mingle
July 30, 2019

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