Message from the Executive Director

Having previously served on the Board of WIIS-Canada since 2016 and co-organized the 2017 Annual Workshop in Montreal, I am very happy to take on the role of Interim Executive Director. During this transition period, I intend to advance WIIS-Canada’s mandate and continue to work in the interest of our members.

When I attended my first workshop in 2012, WIIS-Canada made me feel part of their community right away. For this reason, it is very important for me that our members feel welcomed and supported. WIIS-Canada has an impressive network of inspiring and very accomplished men and women that we can build on to provide quality mentoring and professional development for our members.

Together with the members of the Board, we are working to develop and expand WIIS-Canada, by increasing our membership base across the country, and promoting an active participation in peace and security discussions and fora. Our flagship activities are the 16-Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and our Annual Workshops each year. WIIS-Canada will be holding its 11th Annual Workshop in Edmonton, Alberta in May 2018.

Since the foundation of WIIS-Canada in 2007, the network has thrived and gained influence through the tireless work of our volunteers. Thank you to everyone who dedicate their time and take a stand by promoting women’s leadership in international security. We are stronger together!

Connect, Collaborate, Create

Caroline Leprince

Interim Executive Director