2013 Women in House participants on the front steps of Parliament in Ottawa

Women in House

Welcome to McGill Women in House!

Since 2001, Women in House has encouraged young women to become active in political life by giving female students the opportunity to meet with political leaders and learn about the Canadian political system.

Of over 180 applications received, 37 participants have been selected for the 2014 program. Information about this year’s program will be updated throughout the fall semester. In the meantime, you can visit Past Programs to learn about speakers, Members of Parliament, and Senators who have participated in previous years.

If you have any questions, please email womeninhouse@gmail.com!

2011 Women in House Participants with Speakers Nycole Turmel, Susan Truppe and Elizabth May

2011 Women in House Participants with Speakers Nycole Turmel, Susan Truppe and Elizabeth May

What is Women in House?

Women in House is a non-partisan program mandated to increase female representation in politics by giving female students the opportunity to gain an inside look into the lives of female politicians in the Canadian federal government. We aim to foster enthusiasm and a desire for involvement in Canadian politics among our participants, while showcasing the successes of women who have broken through significant gender barriers to enter political life.

The McGill program is a fully-subsidized, two-day trip to Ottawa, during which participants take a tour of Parliament, attend Question Period, hear individual speakers and panel discussions, and shadow a female Member of Parliament or Senator.

Make sure to check out all of our pages for more information about our program!

Who Runs Women in House?

Each year, two to three female McGill students are selected to run the Women in House program from a group of applicants made up of previous participants. The 2014-2015 Coordinators are Lana Belber, Natasha Howell, and Jocelyn Micallef.