The Legislative Assembly of Alberta announced the launch of a new essay contest for young Alberta women on Feb. 3. 2022.
Her Vision Inspires essay contest is encouraging Alberta women between the ages of 17 and 25 to submit an essay of between 250 and 500 words describing their unique vision for Alberta and, specifically, what they would do if they were a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
Writer’s are encouraged to explore the ways you could strengthen your community and bring about change with a career in politics. What issues would you tackle? How could you, as a future parliamentarian, have the biggest impact on the greater good?
“Being a provincial representative has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Even before I was elected, I thought about the change that I wanted to see in my community, and today I am part of making that change happen,” said Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville and the Alberta Representative for Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Canadian Region. “I am proud to invite other women to imagine how they can strengthen their communities and bring about change with a career in politics. Their vision for tomorrow could inspire action today.”
The contest is a partnership between the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Canadian Region, which works towards better representation of women in Legislatures throughout Canada and the Commonwealth. The organization includes women parliamentarians of provincial and territorial Legislatures and the federal parliament.
“Women have unlimited capacity to influence and transform communities. Her Vision Inspires dares women to dream about a career in politics and to discover their potential to shape Alberta society today and into the future,” said Shannon Dean, QC, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
The deadline for submissions is Feb.28, 2022. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. More information an be found at assembly.ab.ca/members/related-resources/HerVisionInspires