Message from the Executive Director

I am very happy to take on the role of Executive Director of Women in International Security Canada (WIIS-Canada). Having previously served on the Board of WIIS-Canada and co-organized the 2017 Annual Workshop, I intend to use this knowledge to advance WIIS-Canada’s mandate and continue to work in the interest of our Canadian WIIS members.

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

Together with the Board members, we are working to develop and expand WIIS-Canada, by increasing our membership base across the country, and promoting a diverse 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 that take place each year. In 2019, WIIS-Canada will be holding its 12th Annual Workshop in Toronto, Ontario.

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 to promote gender equality. We are stronger together!

Connect, Collaborate, Create

Caroline Leprince

Executive Director