Women's Empowerment

WEPs Events

Women's Empowerment Principles

BPW believes investing in women is the smart business decision of today. As the best way for you to get involved is by attending or co-hosting a WEPs Event of Consultation, please contact by email to hold a WEPs event. If you're simply interested in attending an event near you, here is our list of events:

 

UPCOMING

What: 28th BPW International Congress

Where: Jeju, South Korea

When: May 23-27, 2014

To register, click here

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WEP Gala Event

Women's Empowerment Principles Gala

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Hilton Hotel, London, ON (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Cost: $75.00 per ticket (Table of eight - $550.00)

Together we can create a Canada where the economic capacity of Canadian women is unleashed and where women are fully engaged in positions of leadership and decision making; thereby benefiting all Canadians.

Complete details click here.

Click here for Registration Form.

 

2012 Draft Program Agendas

BPW Canada Program    

BPW Ontario Program          

BPW Canada Convention Program

 

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 BPW Canada 2012 National Convention

June 22nd - June 24th, 2012 / Hilton Hotel London, Ontario

Draft Program

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FRIDAY JUNE 22, 2012
TIME AGENDA/PROGRAM LOCATION
1:00 - 5:30 p.m. Provincial Display Set-up East Foyer (upper level)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration/Credentials East Foyer (upper level)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Boast and Toast Provincial Display/Dessert Extravaganza/Cash Bar East Foyer (upper level)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies & Commendation Presentation Centre/East Ballroom
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Evening Social & Shopping Extravaganza/Cash Bar/International Singer-Songwriter: Jeanette Arsenault Centre/East Ballroom
SATURDAY JUNE 22, 2012
6:45 - 7:30 a.m. Early Riser Activity - Walk, Stretch, Swim.... TBD: Weather/Interest Dependent
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast East Ballroom
7:00 - 10:00 am Registration/Credentials East Foyer (upper level)
7:30 -8:30 a.m. BPW Ontario Provincial Post Conference Board Meeting Club Room
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Resolution Workshop Centre Ballroom
Business Session # 1: BPW in Action
8:30 - 10:15 am Welcome, In Memorium, Reports, Nominations 1st Call, Prizes Centre Ball Room
BREAK
Business Session # 2: BPW Leading Positive Change
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Reports, Nominations 2nd Call, Resolutions, Prizes Centre Ball Room
LUNCH
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

BPW Celebratory Awards Luncheon: Leadership, Membership,  Years of Sevice, Provincial Best Practice Sharing

Commonwealth Business Women and BPW Canada - Jill Worobec: BPW International VP/Membership

Canadian Armed Forces: on “Women in leadership at all levels in the forces
Lieutenant Colonel Chantal Fraser
East Ball Room
Business Session # 3: BPW Leading Positive Change continued...
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Nominations 3rd Call, Resolutions, Prizes Centre Ballroom
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Candiate Speeches Centre Ballroom
3:30 - 3:50 p.m. ELLECTION - First Ballot  East Foyer
BREAK Centre Ballroom
Business Session # 4: BPW Leading Business Into the Future
3:50 - 5:00 p.m
Financial Reports                                                                      International Theme Goals and Future Direction: Liz Benham BPW International Immediate Past President
Centre Ballroom
Women's Empowerment Gala Banquet
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Social Networking/Cash Bar East Foyer (upper level)
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Women's Empowerment Gala Banquet
BPW Canada WEPs Launch Event/BPW International: Liz Benham
Hounouring WEPs Launch Signatories
Centre Ballroom
10:00 - 11:30 p.m. Hospitality: BPW Saskatoon - Gearing up for 2014 Presidential Suite
SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2012
6:45 - 7:30 a.m. Early Riser Activity - Walk, Stretch, Swim.... TBD: Weather/Interest Dependent
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast East Ballroom
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Meetings-Young BPW, Other.... East Ballroom
Business Session # 5: BPW Leading Business Into the Future
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Regional  Up-date: Bessie Houronomus, 2nd Ballot if required, Reports Young BPW, Other
Instalation of 2012-2014 Board of Directors,
BPW Saskatoon Invitaiton, 2016, 2018 Bids
BPW Canada Renewal Action Steering Committee Recommendations
BPW Canada Budget
Centre Ballroom
10:30 -10:45 a.m. BREAK Centre Ballroom
Business Session # 6: BPW Leading Business Into the Future
10:45 - 12:00 p.m. New Business Open Forum: Renewal Yours, Mine, Ours Centre Ballroom
Emblems Report, Courtesy Resolution, Announcemetnts
Adjournment
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Buffet/Box Centre Ballroom
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Post - Conference Board Meeting 
2012-2014 Board of Directors
Prime Minister Suite

 


 

BPW Ontario Conference Program

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June 21st - June 22nd, 2012 / Hilton Hotel London, Ontario

Draft Program

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THURSDAY JUNE 21, 2012
TIME AGENDA/PROGRAM LOCATION
3:00 -5:00 p.m. Provincial Board Pre-Conference Board Meeting Club Room
3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Registration/Credentials East Foyer (upper level)
Social Networking and Social Media Event
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Social Networking/Appitizers/Cash Bar East Foyer (upper level)
6:30 - 6:45 p.m. BPW Ontario President's Opening Remarks Centre Ballroom
6:45 - 8:30 p.m. Social Media Means Business Workshop: Cara Cote Centre Ballrom
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Social Networking / Social Media Sharing Centre Ballroom
9:00 -   Free Time (Night out on the town, Casino, informal BPW Catch up...)
FRIDAY JUNE 22, 2012
6:45 - 7:30 a.m. Early Riser Activity - Walk, Stretch, Swim... TBD: Weather/Interest Dependent
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast East Ballroom
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration/Credentials East Foyer (upper level)
7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Resolution Workshop Centre Ballroom
Business Sessioin # 1:
8:15 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome, Nominations 1st Call, Reports, 2nd Call, Prizes Centre Ballroom
BREAK
Business Sessioin # 2:
9:45 - 12:00  a.m. Reports, Nominations 3rd Call, Resolutions, Speeches, Election, Prizes Centre Ballroom
LUNCH
12:00 - 1:45 p.m.
BPW Ontario Awards  Luncheon: Leadership, Membership,
Years of Service
East Ballroom
Speaker: Bridges out of Poverty: Gayle Montgomery
Business Sessioin # 3:
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Resolutions/Commendations, Election Results, 2nd Ballot if required, Prizes Centre Ballroom
BREAK
Business Sessioin # 4:
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Resolutions, Budget, Election Results, 2013 invitation, 2014 Bid Centre Ballroom
BPW ONTARIO DINNER
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
BPW Ontario Social Networking & Shopping Extravaganza
East Ballroom
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner Program/Instalation of BPW Ontario 2012-2014 Board East Ballroom
JOIN BPW CANADA PROVINCIAL BOAST AND TOAST 
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Provincial Boast and Toast/Dessert Extravagznaza East Foyer (upper level)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies & Commendation Presentations Centre Ballroom
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Evening Social - Entertainment (Jennette Arsenault) and Shopping Centre/East Ballroom
9:00 p.m.....
Free Time: Enjoy London, night life, casino, iinformal BPW catch-up TBD by You
SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2012
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. BPW Ontario Board of Directors Post Conference Board Meeting Club Room

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Bill C-38: Letter to Finance Committee

 Letter issued on behalf of BPW Canada, based upon related member approved resolutions and policy statements.                                                                                                                                                                                                  
June 7, 2012
RE: Bill C-38
Dear Members of the Finance Committee:
As the immediate past president of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women, on behalf of BPW Canada I am writing to express our serious concerns about Bill C-38. This is not a budget bill. It's a massive bill that goes beyond taxes and expenditures, that will place great power in the hands of Cabinet and unelected bureaucrats, and that we believe will change the face of Canada as we know it.
Of particular concern to women, it:
•    Reduces the auditor general’s powers to hold government accountable
•    Changes the environmental regulation and demonstrates changes in policy direction
•    Eliminates the National Council of Welfare
•    Eliminates Assisted Human Reproduction Canada
•    Eliminates the Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development
•    Eliminates review tribunals for Employment Insurance, CPP Disability and Old Age Security (OAS), and rolls all three into a  “Social Security Tribunal” made up of 74 government-appointed people who, we understand, will deal with these appeals by phone from Ottawa.
•    Changes OAS eligibility from 65 to 67
Additionally, it:
•    Weakens environmental laws by leaving broad decision making  to Cabinet and Ministers
•    Offers less accountability and few opportunities for public participation
•    Suggests the National Energy Board will be exempt from species at risk protections; e.g., there is no guarantee that an    environmental assessment will consider the impacts of a proposed pipeline project and related oil tanker traffic on the habitat of endangered orca whales
•    Provides the Cabinet with the ability to override National Energy Board
•    Repeals the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act so that there is no more domestic accountably measures on climate change
Some of you may recall that, in 1994, when an Omnibus bill was presented by the Liberals, PM Stephen Harper, then a Reform MP, stated:  “In the interest of democracy I ask:   how can members represent their constituents on these various areas when they are forced to vote in a block on such legislation and on such concerns? … We agree with some of the measures but oppose others.   How do we express our views and the views of our constituents when the matters are so diverse?” Why the change in attitude on the part of the Prime Minister now?
The solution is simple. Break this bill into its diverse parts (as the Senate has done already), debate each element on its merits and vote. What is the rush?
We add BPW Canada to the growing list of organizations and non-profits throughout Canada that ask that this process be stopped, and that vigorous debate on the diverse elements of Bill C-38 be allowed in the House of Commons. Please feel free to contact me for further information. Our website is bpwcanada.com
Sue Calhoun
Immediate Past President ~ Présidente sortante Public Affairs/Advocacy ~ Affaires publiques/le plaidoyer Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women / Fédération canadienne des femmes de carrières
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Social Media Means Business

Social Media Means Business Workshop

Thursday,  June 21, 2012 - Hilton Hotel, London, ON (6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Young  BPW presents the kick-off to BPW 2012 with a workshop on Social Networking and Social Media: The Best of Both Worlds

Cara Coté of Stealth Web Designs will demystify the social media movement.

6:00 p.m. Registration/Appetizers/Cash Bar

6:45 p.m. Social Media Means Business Workshop followed by Open Discussion

Fee:  Non-members: $25 (cash or cheque); BPW Registrants: No additional fee

Complete Details: Click here to download the flyer.

Registration Form click here.

BPW Social Media Workshop

Email BPW Canada