The Equal Futures Network, a CanWaCH initiative, received this year’s Bravo Award in recognition of Equal Futures 2023: A Gender Equality Summit! Awarded by the Yukon Convention Bureau to a successful business event in Yukon, involving Yukoners who have worked to bring meetings and conventions to the territory, the award celebrates the summit’s significant efforts.

Supported by over 16 Yukon organizations, Equal Futures 2023 hosted 220 total delegates, from across Canada, with many arriving early or staying after to travel throughout the Yukon. The event generated over $390,000 in economic impact to the Yukon.

Exploring the themes “People, Perspectives and Partnerships,” the summit centered on the diversity of experiences of remote, rural and Northern communities and highlighted the unique challenges they face for advancing gender equality and social justice. Equal futures for everyone, everywhere, can only be achieved through collaboration, collective action, and establishing communities to uphold and push our collective work forward.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in May on the traditional territories of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, also known as Whitehorse!

The success of this summit could not have been achieved without the incredible support of the Equal Future Network advisory committee, Women and Gender Equality Canada (WaGE), our partners, network members and other important stakeholders who have all leaned in, showed up and supported this work – from inception all the way through to execution. We have immense gratitude for everyone who helped us along the way.

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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.