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YWCA Edmonton 114th Annual General Meeting

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Please join us as we recognize the achievements of 2020 and look ahead to the future of YWCA Edmonton at our 114th Annual General Meeting.

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Guest Speaker: YWCA Canada CEO Maya Roy

Topic: A look at YWCA Canada’s advocacy efforts during COVID-19 and the road ahead advancing gender equity


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Maya Roy is a seasoned policy maker and trilingual non-profit leader with over 20 years of experience in a range of sectors including child care, employment and workforce development, health care, immigration and settlement and the women’s sector. Maya speaks English, French & Bengali.

Maya is currently the CEO of YWCA Canada, the nation’s largest and oldest gender equity organization. Maya served as Strategic Co-Lead on ‘A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the Economy Work for Everyone’, the first nationally-focused plan of its kind in the world.

Experienced in Canadian public policy development and global diplomacy, Maya has served on a range of committees and taskforces providing expert council to decision makers and elected officials. Maya served on the 2018 Gender Equality Advisory Council during Canada’s G7 Presidency and was the Co-Chair of the Future of Jobs Working Group. In 2019, Maya was a member of Canada’s official delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Maya currently serves on the board of Women’s College Hospital and is a member of Canada’s Expert Data Panel on Early Learning and Child Care.

Maya has also worked internationally in Brazil, India, Thailand and the UK in human rights and violence prevention.

Her contributions have been recognized nationally and internationally. Maya was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and has been a recipient of many honours including being named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People, and has received the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)’s Gender Equity Advocate Award.

Maya holds a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics, a Bachelors degree in Social Work from Ryerson University and has completed the 2019 European Union’s Cultural Diplomacy Leadership Program.

New Board Member Slate:

  • Sasha Gladu
  • Erum Afsar
  • May Han

We appreciate your continued support and hope to see you at our 114th Annual General Meeting, being hosted virtually on the Zoom platform*.

Please visit our website for more information: www.ywcaofedmonton.org

*Zoom link will be sent out half an hour prior to event start time.

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