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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 27 2018 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

NowWhat?! OttawaBy NowWhat?! Ottawa
First created
NowWhat?! OttawaBy NowWhat?! Ottawa
First created
CA$ 366
pledged of CA$ 250pledged of CA$ 250 goal
17
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 27 2018 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

NowWhat?! is hosting a mayoral debate for the Ottawa municipal election to highlight a gendered approach to municipal voting issues, and we need you to put on this event!

We have 9 candidates confirmed for this debate so far, including Clive Doucet. We're still waiting on Mayor Jim Watson's decision to attend or not. 

NowWhat?! is a collective of organizations and individuals in Ottawa who are committed to addressing gender-based inequities and their root causes. You may recall that we held a similar debate on women and LGBTQ+ issues for the recent provincial election (video above). We were delighted to see that our event sold out, and a packed community hall demonstrated community members’ keen interest in what candidates had to say on issues of gender-based violence and poverty. We expect to see similar and perhaps greater interest in this debate.

Our goal is to raise enough funds to host a crowd of approximately 200 people, with refreshments, in a venue that supports audio-visual equipment to support the event. We will also be providing ASL and LSQ interpretation at the event. 

Risks and challenges

The huge risk in this campaign is that, if we don't meet our funding goal, we get nothing!

Luckily, there are over 500,000 women in Ottawa. Imagine the event we could create if every woman, who cares about gender equity, donated just one dollar to our campaign! Let our City Hall know that the representation of womxn, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC people matter to you.

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