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Gender Equality Network Canada

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Welcome to GENC, the Gender Equality Network Canada, a unique initiative to advance gender equality in Canada.

Through this national network, more than 130 women leaders from across Canada will have an opportunity to work together over the next three years to advocate for policy changes, build inclusive intersectional leadership, and take collective action to advance gender equality in Canada. GENC will address systemic change on women’s equality and facilitate national collaboration for action.

GENC formally launched on September 18, 2017: watch a video recap of the first national meeting in Toronto.

GENC is convened and facilitated by the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The Foundation was selected by Status of Women Canada to convene, facilitate, and oversee this national initiative using its expertise on the issues and its strong connections to local women’s organizations, developed over more than 25 years of working for gender equality. The Foundation will support the GENC leaders to work collaboratively, develop shared goals, and take collective action.

Nominated by community organizations working on local projects to advance gender equality, the GENC leaders bring significant experience working for women’s equality in their communities across a wide range of fields.

GENC is funded by Status of Women Canada, a federal government organization that promotes equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.

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