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'Women in Canadian Politics: Why We Need More Women and How We Achieve This' - Donna Dasko

Mar 4, 2014, 12pm-2pm

Donna Dasko is one of Canada’s best known and most respected pollsters. During her 30-year career she played a crucial role in building Environics Research Group into one of Canada’s leading research and consulting firms, and has led hundreds of survey and focus group projects for government, non-government and media clients in areas including health promotion, tobacco control, public policy and communications. She is co-founder and Past National Chair of Equal Voice, a non-partisan organization with chapters across the country, dedicated to electing more women to public office in Canada. She has served as president of St. Stephen’s Community House, director of the United Way of Greater Toronto, director of the Canadian Youth Foundation and governor of the Canadian Unity Council. As a member of the Statistics Canada Advisory Committee on Social Conditions, she provides ongoing advice to Stats Can on the Canadian census and all of its social surveys.

Dasko will discuss the reasons and assumptions behind the push for more women in elected politics and the various ways that Canada might consider getting there, including electoral reform, Senate reform, quota mechanisms, voluntary efforts and others.


Location:McLaughlin Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College
Sponsor:Office of the Master, McLaughlin College and York Collegium for Practical Ethics (YCPE)
Posted by:Lorraine Myrie
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