NWAC Congratulates the Newly-Elected Prime Minister of Canada


Ottawa, ON (October 21, 2015) – Congratulations to the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada – Justin Trudeau!

On behalf of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), President Dawn Lavell Harvard wishes to applaud and congratulate the newly elected leader of Canada, Justin Trudeau, for his resounding win on October 19’s federal election. NWAC would also like to congratulate all candidates who ran in this election campaign and to those who won a seat in their riding.

“NWAC is looking forward to working with this newly-elected Government on improving the lives of Aboriginal women in all areas and, especially, in addressing the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls,” said President Lavell Harvard.

President Lavell Harvard will be meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet ministers to begin forging a relationship and developing a plan to bring about positive change in the lives of Aboriginal women and their families and communities. “Women are the backbone of our communities and we, as Aboriginal women, must be involved in the development of any federal strategy that addresses Aboriginal issues,” President Lavell Harvard further stated.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies. As a national organization representing Aboriginal women since 1974, NWAC’s mandate is to achieve equality for all Aboriginal women in Canada.

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For more information, please contact:

Lynne Groulx
Executive Director
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
Toll-free 1-800-461-4043
Tel: 613-722-3033 ext. 223
Email: lgroulx@nwac.ca