There are two Liberal women’s associations in Ottawa-Vanier: The Ottawa-Vanier Women’s Liberal Association (OVWLA) is specific to the riding and covers the Liberal Party of Canada and the Ontario Liberal Party; and the Ottawa Women’s Liberal Club (OWLC) which is specific to the Liberal Party of Canada and covers all ridings in Ottawa. The mandates of both associations are aligned, namely to serve Liberal women by engaging more women in politics, to encourage and support women to run for office by giving women the tools through initiatives such as campaign workshops and fundraising.
(1) The Ottawa-Vanier Women’s Liberal Association is composed of:
President – Karen Ergus
Vice President – Penny Thompson
Secretary – Kerry Bendin
Treasurer – Lynne Brouillette
Directors-at-Large: Zeba Ahmed, Erika Desmarais-Hickey, Alicia Natividad
Representative from the Young Liberals: Ataisi Adiari
Past President: Liz Mannarino
For further information, please contact the President at: Karenergus@yahoo.ca
- to promote an awareness of political issues and Liberal principles and policies among women of the Club and in the Ottawa community;
- to encourage and facilitate an increase in the number of women actively participating in the Party;
- to demonstrate Liberal values in action through community service;
- to increase the visibility of the Club within the Party and within the community.
For more information on upcoming activities, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FederalLiberalWomen