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32 Saskatchewan women running for federal election

32 out of 81 federal election candidates are women – that’s 39.5% …

Federal election candidates in Saskatchewan:

Rosemarie Falk (Conservatives)
Larry Ingram (Liberals)
David Kim-Cragg (Green Party)
Jason MacInnis (People’s Party)
Marcella Pedersen (NDP)

Kelly Block (Conservatives)
Jasmine Calix (NDP)
Dean Gibson (Green Party)
Rebecca Malo (Liberals)
Cody Payant (People’s Party)
Glenn Wright (Independent)

William Caton (Liberals)
Bill Clary (Green Party)
Lee Harding (People’s Party)
Maria Lewans (Independent)
Jeremy Patzer (Conservatives)
Trevor Peterson (NDP)

Tammy Cook-Searson (Liberals)
Georgina Jolibois (NDP)
Sarah Kraynick (Green Party)
Jerome Perrault (People’s Party)
Gary Vidal (Conservatives)

Chey Craik (People’s Party)
Tom Lukiwski (Conservatives)
Cecilia Melanson (Liberals)
Talon Regent (NDP)
Gillian Walker (Green Party)

Kelly Day (People’s Party)
Estelle Hjertaas (Liberals
Randy Hoback (Conservatives)
Harmony Johnson-Harder (NDP)
Brian Littlepine (Veterans Coalition Party)
Kerri Wall (Green Party)

Ian Bridges (National Citizens Alliance)
Winter Fedyk (Liberals)
Naomi Hunter (Green Party)

Don Morgan (Independent)
Jigar Patel (NDP)
Warren Steinley (Conservatives)
Trevor Wowk (People’s Party)

Ray Aldinger (NDP)
Jordan Ames-Sinclair (Liberals)
Dale Dewar (Green Party)
Éric Normand (Rhinoceros Party)
James Plummer (Libertarian)
Andrew Scheer (Conservatives)
Tracey Sparrowhawk (People’s Party)
Kieran Szuchewycz (Independent)

Hailey Clark (NDP)
Tamela Friesen (Green Party)
Evangeline Godron (Independent
Ralph Goodale (Liberals)
Michael Kram (Conservatives)
Mario Milanovski (People’s Party)

Mark Friesen (People’s Party)
Tracy Muggli (Liberals)
Erika Ritchie (NDP)
Neil Sinclair (Green Party)
Kevin Waugh (Conservatives)

Claire Card (NDP)
Susan Hayton (Liberals)
Jan Norris (Green Party)

Guto Penteado (People’s Party)
Corey Tochor (Conservatives)
Jeff Willerton (Christian Heritage Party)

Sheri Benson (NDP)
Isaac Hayes (People’s Party)
Brad Redekopp (Conservatives)
Shah Rukh (Liberals)
Shawn Setyo (Green Party)

Javin Ames-Sinclair (Liberals)
Ashlee Hicks (NDP)
Robert Kitchen (Conservatives)
Judy Mergel (Green Party)
Travis Patron (Nationalist)
Phillip Zajac (People’s Party)

Carter Antoine (NDP)
Connor Moen (Liberals)
Ryan Schultz (People’s Party)
Cathay Wagantall (Conservatives)
Stacey Wiebe (Green Party)

IWD events in Medstead, Saskatoon, Swift Current and North Battleford

International Women’s Day Events with the theme “Press for Progress” reaching out to cover issues:  environment/energy; food/farming; Youth; Indigenous issues.

March 7:  Medstead Central School, 409 – 4 St. at 5:00 p.m. Facebook event Poster Medstead IWD Poster 2018 – event poster

March 10:  Saskatoon Station 20 West,1120-20th St. West at 5:00 p.m. Facebook event  Poster IWD Saskatoon Poster 2018 – event poster

March 12:  Swift Current Chinook Library, 411 Herbert St. E. at 5:00 p.m.  Facebook event  Poster IWD Swift Current Poster 2018 – event poster

March 24: North Battleford, Pioneer Hall, South Railway Ave, 5:00 – 8:30 PM Facebook event

IWD event Regina Mar 4

International Women’s Day Event, “Press 4 Progress”

March 4, 2018, 2 TO 5 PM, Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 – 13th Ave, Regina

Come celebrate women with discussion panel and sharing your voice on women’s issues.  Bring your arts and crafts, singing, and dancing, enjoy food and networking.  Open to the Public – Silver Collection

 Sponsored by National Farmers Union Region #6, Women’s Information Network of Saskatchewan, with funding support from the Saskatchewan Status of Women Office.

Info: Marcella Pedersen at 306-398-2795 or , Joanne Havelock at 306-535-9570 or

Poster Regina IWD Poster 2018 – event poster

Media coverage of IWD event

Global News overage – at 5:49 in the evening news of March 1

Leader Post article

Thanks to Marcella Pedersen, Susana Deranger, Evening Star Andreas, Terri Sleeva and Amber Fletcher for their thoughtful and inspiring contributions to the presentations, to Saskatchewan Status of Women Office for the grant, and to all of the enthusiastic participants! Some great sharing and ideas about  how women can be influential and inspiring. We all left feeling re-energized.


IWD event Sun Mar 1 – Influential Women in Our Communities

For women from out of town – we will be setting up a link via Skype, that can also call a home phone, at least for the time period of the speakers at the beginning of the session. Please contact us if you would like to join by Skype or phone. And RSVP for attending in-person is not necessary, but it is nice!


Celebrate International Women’s Day 2015!

Influential Women in Our Communities

2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday March 1, 2015

United Way Building, 1440 Scarth Street, Regina, SK    Please use north entrance off parking lot. The building is wheelchair accessible.

Speakers,  Sharing circle,  Refreshments

We all can be influential in our communities. How do we achieve this while remaining true to ourselves and part of our communities?  Hear from Indigenous, rural, farm and urban women about how they work to create positive change.

Organized by the Women’s Information Network of Saskatchewan

“Providing a forum where women from farm, rural, urban and other locations can connect. “ 


Mother Earth Justice Advocates


National Farmers Union Saskatchewan Region #6 Women’s Advisory

Appreciation is expressed for the support of the

Saskatchewan Status of Women Office

 For information or RSVP contact:  (306) 535-9570


Poster WIN-S IWD 2015 Poster – Feb15final

Opportunity for NGOs to provide input on Canadian CEDAW report! (Deadline: February 21, 2014)

Input requested: Canada’s Eighth and Ninth Reports on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Canada is a State Party to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). As such, Canada is obligated to report on a periodic basis to the UN on its domestic implementation of the provisions of the Convention.

 The Government of Canada is beginning preparations for Canada’s combined eighth and ninth periodic reports on the CEDAW, which are due to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in December 2014.  View the draft report here.

At this time, the views of non-governmental organizations and Aboriginal organizations are being sought to identify any key issues that have not been included in the outline, prioritize the issues for inclusion in the report; and identify the key successes and challenges related to those priority issues.

Should you wish to provide comments, please send your input to LaReine Passey-Belley at by February 21, 2014.

Conference Announcement: Women in Leadership (April 2, 2014) – Regina

Check out this interesting conference by clicking the link below!

To register:


IWD message from Status of Women Canada

International Women’s Day 2013 / Journée internationale de la femme 2013

March 8 is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Week begins from March 3 to March 9. Each year at this time, Canadians celebrate progress toward equality for women and their full participation in all aspects of their lives.

Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day and Week 2013 – Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against Women – provides an opportunity for us to reflect on the impacts of violence against women and girls, and how we can all be part of the solution. You can promote this special week by:

  • sharing information on this year’s theme for IWD; or
  • participating or organizing an event.

Also, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a new web site dedicated to this topic, which includes information on what we can all do to help end violence against women and girls:


Le 8 mars est la Journée internationale de la femme, et cette journée fait elle-même partie de la Semaine internationale de la femme, qui a lieu du 3 au 9 mars. Chaque année à cette période, les Canadiennes et les Canadiens mesurent les progrès accomplis en vue d’atteindre l’égalité des sexes et la pleine participation des femmes dans tous les aspects de la vie.

Le thème retenu par le Canada pour la Journée et la Semaine en 2013 est Travaillons ensemble : engager les hommes dans l’élimination de la violence faite aux femmes. Ce thème nous offre l’occasion de réfléchir aux conséquences de la violence faite aux femmes et aux filles, et à ce que chacune et chacun de nous peut faire pour aider à l’éliminer. Vous pouvez promouvoir cette semaine spéciale de différentes façons, par exemple :

  • communiquez de l’information sur le thème annuel;
  • participez à une activité ou organisez-en une.

Nous en profitons pour vous signaler un nouveau site Web consacré à ce sujet, qui explique comment chacune et chacun peut aider à éliminer la violence faite aux femmes et aux filles. Vous trouverez ce site à l’adresse suivante :

March IWD events sponsored by SK Status of Women

Hope you are enjoying the month of March celebrating International Women’s Day!

A list of events receiving funding from the Saskatchewan Status of Women Office is located at this website.

Click on “International Women’s Day Events”.

There may also be other events in your community. Please feel to post a comment to let everyone know about them.

Mentoring Women in Their Food Story – events in Sask


Planting the Seeds of Leadership

 Swift Current, March 2, 2013;  Saskatoon – March 9, 2013; Cut Knife – March 13, 2013; Regina – March 23, 2013; Yorkton – March 24, 2013.

Sponsored by National Farmers Union in partnership with local women’s organizations.  Organized by Marcella Pedersen, National Farmers Union Region #6 (Sk) Women’s Advisory, Cut Knife, Sask.

The interactive workshop is designed to identify and value women’s knowledge & expertise in food production, providing a leadership opportunity for women with skills to act as mentors, building leadership together to those with less knowledge and experience, who may have potential for leadership. It also aims to recognize the challenges of women providing food security for their family from seed to table through information on food production (gardening, preparation and consumption) and reasons why they should be self-sufficient.

1) Swift Current, March 2 – 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Newcomers Welcome Center Potluck Bag Lunch RVSP: gilmar (at) by Feb 26th.

2) Saskatoon – March 9 at 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at E.D. Feehan School cafeteria – 411 Ave M North RSVP gilmar (at) by March 11th

3) Cut Knife on March 13 from 10 – 4 p.m. at Little Pine Band Hall with Little Pine Women’s Group in care of Valerie Tootoosis Bull 306-398-4015. RSVP gilmar (at) by March 11th

4) Regina March 23 at the United Way Bldg from 10 – 4 p.m. RVSP gilmar (at) by Mar 20th. Info: Joanne Havelock 306-535-9570

5) Yorkton – March 24: 1:00-4:00 pm. at S.I.G.N. on Broadway RVSP Marcella at by Mar 20th gilmar (at) Marcella Pedersen 306-398-2795