Economic and Social Councils

Royal Commission on the Status of Women, 1970

The 1960s civil rights movement brought issues like women’s rights and race related rights to the front of the agenda in many western nations. In 1967, Canada’s centennial birthday, The Royal Commission on the Status of Women was established to investigate challenges women faced and how to address them. In the Royal Commission on the Status of Women 1970 committee, delegates will simulate a session of the Canadian Parliament discussing the findings of the Commission as they pertain to either politics or poverty. Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss topics like electoral and party reform, or the challenges Indigenous women and other groups attained by poverty face. This committee provides the unique opportunity to discuss issues that remain relevant today in a historical setting. Finally, this committee will function with additional special rules of procedure to better represent the Canadian parliament’s decision-making processes and party politics in Canada.

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Meet Your Dais Members

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Marie Fester


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Catherine Steblaj

Vice Chair


Katie Philips

Vice Chair

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Asma Saad

Vice Chair