The 50-30 Challenge: The Importance of Representation in Governments. Virtual Panel, June 27, 3:30pm ET - Egale, equal voice. Illustrations of a diverse group of people.

Discover the transformative power of an inclusive workplace culture by joining us for an enlightening conversation “50-30 Challenge – The Importance of Representation in Governments,” organized by Egale Canada in collaboration with Equal Voice as a part of the 50-30 Challenge. This thought-provoking discussion is a necessary step towards creating a more inclusive and representative society. 

In Canada, we strive to challenge organizations to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplaces, highlighting the benefits of giving all Canadians a seat at the table. But what about our highest and most powerful workplaces? Governments play a pivotal role in shaping our society, yet we still face significant gaps in representation. 

At the federal level, Canada has yet to surpass 30% representation of women, and the numbers for equity-seeking individuals stand at roughly 16%. Even at our provincial and territorial legislatures, where progress has been made, the average representation of women is at 36%. These statistics underscore the urgent need for change and highlight the importance of this conversation.  

Led by Chi Nguyen, the Executive Director of Equal Voice, and Honourable Julie Green Minister of Health and Social Services; Responsible for Persons with Disabilities; Responsible for Seniors, this conversation will delve into strategies to increase representation, the vital role of data collection and benchmarking, and the responsibility of governments to lead by example. 

Join us in recognizing the necessity of inclusive representation in governments. By participating in this conversation, you will contribute to a movement that empowers diverse voices, ensures equal opportunities, and reshapes the future of governance. 

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Time: 3:30pm ET (1:30pm MT)

Ce panel se déroulera en anglais. Une traduction française synchrone est disponible.

By attending this panel, participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of an inclusive workplace culture especially when it comes to leadership.


Julie Green

Honourable Julie Green (she/her)

Minister of Health and Social Services; Responsible for Persons with Disabilities; Responsible for Seniors, Northwest Territories

Ms. Green was first elected to the 18th Assembly in 2015 and was the Chair of Caucus as well as the Chair of the Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly. Ms. Green was also Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures, and Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Development. Ms. Green was also a member of the Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning.

Ms. Green spent 16 years reporting for CBC including on the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project and the development of diamond mines in the territory. She was also a contributor to Far North Oil and Gas Review, which later became Up Here Business.

Chi Nguyen (she/her)

Executive Director, Equal Voice

Nguyen has been involved in community building for the past thirty years and is involved in organizations such as BMW Responsible Leaders network, and the Global Diplomacy Lab and has helped to develop public policy, engage citizens and end systemic and cultural inequality.

Part of Nguyen’s mission with Equal Voice will include working to help elect women that represent the diversity of Canada, working against hate and injustice in politics, and to embed diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and accessibility throughout the organization and all of its programs, with a commitment to DEI and accessibility at the heart of this work.

Chi Nguyen