The Equal Futures Network, an initiative of the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), is thrilled to announce the theme for the upcoming Equal Futures 2023: A Gender Equality Summit will be “People, Perspectives and Partnerships”. 

Building off the success of our inaugural summit in June 2022, Equal Futures 2023 will be held on the traditional territories of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, also known as Whitehorse, from May 17-18, 2023. The summit will gather the gender equality movement, in all its diversity, from coast-to-coast-to-coast to share expertise, strengthen capacity and shape a path towards a more equitable and inclusive Canada. 

Through the theme of “People, Perspectives and Partnerships”, the summit will centre the diversity of voices that make up the gender equality movement, share experiences from the North and highlight the unique challenges faced by northern and rural communities. 


The summit will focus on providing a platform and amplifying the voices of people and organizations working to advance gender equality in Whitehorse and the North. Visit the Equal Futures Network Map to learn more about organizations who work in rural, remote and Northern communities. 


Women, in all their diversity, who live in rural, remote and northern communities face unique challenges throughout their lives. Equal Futures 2023 Summit programming will centre their perspectives and expertise and create opportunities to exchange perspectives to find unique solutions in the pursuit of equal futures for everyone, everywhere. 


At times, gender equality work can be an isolating experience. The Equal Futures 2023 Summit aims to break down silos of region, language, industry and more. Equal futures for everyone, everywhere can only be achieved through collaboration, collective action establishing communities to uphold and push our collective work forward.

More information, including programming and registration details, will be communicated through the Equal Futures: A Gender Equality Summit mailing list and the Equal Futures Network social media channels. 

Equal Futures 2023: A Gender Equality Summit is supported by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

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Media Contact:

Charmaine Crockett

Director, Stakeholder Engagement 

Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) | 613-863-9489

The Equal Futures Network, a CanWaCH initiative, brings together over 500 organizations, agencies, nonprofits and grassroots community groups across Canada that are committed to advancing gender equality. Made possible through the financial support of Women and Gender Equality Canada, the Equal futures Network builds diverse partnerships to accelerate Canada’s progress in achieving equality and empowerment.

CanWaCH | The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health is comprised of approximately 100 Canadian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, health professional associations and individuals partnering to improve health outcomes for women and children in more than 1,000 communities worldwide.

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