Through diverse partnerships, the Equal Futures Network works alongside experts and representatives from communities across the country with unique perspectives to advance shared objectives and drive progress on gender equality in Canada. In partnership, our mission is to: 


Pursuant to the mission and values of the Equal Futures Network and grounded in CanWaCH’s strategic plan, the Equal Futures Network’s Advisory Committee will advise and provide recommendations to help guide the Network’s strategic direction and fulfill its key objectives and commitments. 

Functions and Responsibilities

The Equal Futures Advisory Committee will provide advice and support to Network/CanWaCH staff in order to fulfill project objectives and commitments. Advisory Committee members will:

Membership and Meetings

Membership of the Advisory Committee will be composed of 6-8 members, representing a diversity of organizations across Canada. 

Logistical and coordination support will be provided by the Equal Futures Network at CanWaCH. Staff will provide an agenda and any background materials for review one week prior to meetings.


To foster collaboration and organizational knowledge translation, the Advisory Committee will be asked voluntarily to identify one additional member of their organization to support the Network on an informal but more regular basis. These individuals will be those who can aid in supporting knowledge translation and capacity-strengthening opportunities for the Network, such as toolkits, webinars, blogs, etc. This individual may act as a point person to ensure that there is uptake of key strategic guidance and advice offered by Committee members across Equal Futures Network activities. It also provides an opportunity for mentorship from both the Equal Futures Network and the Advisory Committee Members.

The Equal Futures Network acknowledges that Indigenous people are the traditional guardians of Turtle Island, on the land also known as Canada

Read our full Territory Acknowledgment here.