Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Joins A Bold Vision as Platinum Level Sponsor!

platinum - CFNUA Bold Vision would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We’re thrilled to announce that the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has joined A Bold Vision as a Platinum level sponsor!

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, represents close to 200,000 nurses and student nurses, and works to advances solutions to improve patient care, working conditions and our public health care system. Protecting the health of patients and our public health system, promoting nurses and the nursing profession at the national level – and doing it effectively – is the job of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions.

“Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is proud to support this historic national conference that celebrates and advances women’s leadership,” said Linda Silas, President. “We wish conference delegates the best as they gather to build skills and be inspired and to inspire others to be “Bold”.

Please visit to learn more about the important work of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions.

Insight Marketing Joins A Bold Vision as Diamond Level Sponsors!

Untitled-2We are so pleased to announce that Insight Marketing has joined A Bold Vision as a Diamond Level Sponsor.

Insight Marketing is a full service branding and marketing company with a lot of personality! Insight Marketing has been integral to our Bold Vision team from the beginning of this project and we value their input, advice and creativity. They have provided excellent marketing and social media strategies, including providing visual branding for our website, coordinating events, and providing creative direction on A Bold Vision videos.

When asked about the project, Dawn Binns of Insight Marketing commented, “from the moment we heard about the “A Bold Vision” project we were compelled to be involved. Celebrating the significant role women play in shaping our society is important to us, as is learning from and being inspired by other women leaders.”

Also as part of their sponsorship Kerry Anne MacDougall and Dawn Binns, co-owners of Insight Marketing will be presenting “the Art of Networking” for conference delegates and participants.

“As women who attribute much of our business success on building and nurturing relationships through networking, we are excited to bring our skills and expertise on this topic to the event. This fun and engaging session will offer a variety of tips and tricks to help both leaders and aspiring leaders network with confidence. Following our event, we will put our knowledge to work at a mixer you won’t want to miss”, shared Kerry Anne.

A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada’s Future

ABV cover 3D 1_800x1105One hundred and fifty years ago in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 23 men met for the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation.

Visions of Canada began before them and continue since.

The Prince Edward Island women’s organizations that planned the Bold Vision project wanted to celebrate the historic accomplishments of the Charlottetown Conference but acknowledge that in 1864 the voices and experiences of women, Aboriginal peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, and many more groups were excluded from the formal discussions.

It is our bold vision that a diversity of women’s voices is included in the ongoing discussions of nation-building that a country as young as Canada must have. So, in this context, we asked, what would a vision for Canada look like that includes the voices and experiences of women from across Canada?

In A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada’s Future, 23 women visionaries answer that question in essays, interviews, poems, and artwork.  Please follow along on social media over the next few weeks as we share excerpts and details about the book launch on September 26, 2014 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Welcome to Diamond Level Sponsor Air Canada!

ac_white (1)We are so pleased to announce that Air Canada has joined A Bold Vision as a Diamond Level sponsor and official airline. Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents.

“Air Canada’s support of the Bold Vision Leadership Conference is consistent with our commitment to encourage and facilitate the advancement of women in leadership roles within our airline and the broader aviation industry,” said Priscille LeBlanc, Vice-President, Corporate Communications. “We extend best wishes for an inspiring and emboldening experience to all participants.”

With their motto of Connecting Canadians, Air Canada is a natural partner for A Bold Vision: Women’s Leadership Conference which brings women from every province and territory together for a conference that celebrates the accomplishments of women leaders, creates a space for personal, professional and nation-building inspiration; and facilitates skills-building necessary to translate inspiration into action.

In addition to supporting the Bold Visionaries travel, Air Canada is offering a 15% discount to conference delegates.

Thank you, Air Canada!

Get Your Bold T-Shirt!

Bold CollageLast fall when our creative marketing team at Insight Marketing showed us the Canadian Women are Bold image they created to promote A Bold Vision: Women’s Leadership Conference, we loved it!  We’ve used it on social media, made stickers and tattoos and t-shirts.

And it seems, you love it too.  Our t-shirts are a huge hit!  We keep getting requests to buy them, so we’ve decided to make them available for sale.  If you’re in PEI and want to buy a t-shirt, give us a call (902) 368-5040 or send Charlotte an email at  If you’re off island, we’ll need to charge $5 for shipping…or you can come to PEI in September and pick one up while you’re at the conference! They cost $20 and we have a variety of sizes.

We will be selling them at A Bold Vision: Women’s Leadership Conference and at the Public Vision session being held at the Confederation Center of the Arts on September 26th as well.

So, be bold and buy a t-shirt!

Introducing Diamond Level Sponsor – Master Packaging Inc.

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We are so pleased and excited to announce that Master Packaging Inc. has joined A Bold Vision: Women’s Leadership Conference as a Diamond Level sponsor.

Master Packaging operates in Borden, PEI  and Dieppe, NB and is a world-leading manufacturer of folding carton and corrugated boxes.  Master Packaging opened in 1996 and currently employs over 400 people!

“Given the pace of change facing our country, our region and our home province of Prince Edward Island, Master Packaging Inc. is pleased to support the Bold Vision national conference, said Mary-Jean Irving, president and CEO.

“This is a great opportunity to take a step back to assess and chart the vision of our country’s future, to embrace and advance the energy and ideas of our current and future women leaders, and to celebrate the success of women leaders of yesterday and today.”

You can learn more about Master Packaging Inc. and its innovative packing solutions at

Nominee Joann Greeley Joins List of Delegates at A Bold Vision

Joann GreeleyI am Joann Greeley, Red Seal Electrician, and Representative for Journeyman Inc.  A Canadian Building Trades Initiative.
I am very excited to attend the Bold Vision Conference and share my experiences as a women in an under represented career.  It is my vision that all women can feel comfortable to go after any career that interests them.
There have been many hurdles along the way, but Newfoundland is leading the way with diversity in the work place and The Office to Advance Women Apprentices.   I look forward to networking with others across the country to see how we may increase programs like these nation wide.

Celebrating Canada With Bold Plans!

ABV-cover-flat-500x750As we honour Canada’s 147th birthday, we are excited to be preparing for A Bold Vision, a women’s leadership event being held on PEI in September as part of Canada’s celebration of the Charlottetown Conference.

The Charlottetown Conference was a meeting, held in September 1864, that enabled 23 Fathers of Confederation to create a bold vision, form relationships and begin conversations about what our country could be. It is remembered as an exciting step toward confederation: the beginning of a three-year journey to confederation.

In the fall of 2012, PEI 2014 Inc announced a Community Grant fund inviting groups to develop innovative projects to celebrate this momentous time in Canadian history.  As a group of women’s organizations, we wanted to celebrate the historic accomplishments of the Charlottetown Conference and acknowledge that the voices and experiences of women and Aboriginal peoples were excluded from the formal discussions.

So in this context, we asked, what would a vision for Canada look like that includes the voices and experiences of women from across Canada? It is our bold vision that a diversity of women’s voices is included in the on-going discussions of nation building that a country as young as Canada must have.

Our project is ambitious: so far we’ve selected 23 women from more than 200 nominated by their peers from across the country.  They’ve generously given their time and ideas to our project, each writing a vision for Canada’s future, which will be published in an anthology, ready to launch when they arrive on PEI in September.

In addition to developing their individual visions for Canada’s future, the Bold Visionaries will come to PEI this fall to meet at the PEI Legislature, the very building where the Fathers of Confederation met. They, too, will discuss what their vision for Canada looks like and develop a collaborative vision for Canada’s future.  They will share this with the public at the Confederation Center of the Arts on Friday, September 26th.

Finally, our Bold Visionaries will join us for a once in a lifetime Women’s Leadership Conference, where they will inspire us with their ideas, plans and practical skills for making our businesses, communities, organizations and country, better.

A Bold Vision is a unique opportunity to reflect on the changes that have happened for women in this country over the past 150 years, celebrate the accomplishments of trailblazing women as well as imagining Canada’s future.

So as we celebrate Canada Day, I hope you will join us – join us at A Bold Vision: Women’s Leadership Conference (check out our Canada Week registration special by using promotional code “Canada2014” by July 7th!), buy the anthology or come listen to the visionaries share their hopes and dreams Canada’s future at the Confederation Center of the Arts.  The opportunity to join these 23 diverse and inspiring women this fall is not to be missed!

Meet A Bold Vision Delegate Adrienne Montgomery

Adrienne_MontgomeryWhen I heard about the A Bold Vision: Women’s Leadership Conference happening on PEI, I knew that I wanted to be involved in any way I could.  Growing up in rural PEI, I was always aware of the positive impacts that can be made by strong community leadership, and how it can benefit all aspects of society when we work together with shared plans and visions.

This desire to be a proactive member of my community was further enhanced through my continuing studies in political science, business, and finance; and also my valued work experience with the provincial university, UPEI, and recently the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce.  I highly enjoy collaborating efforts because I feel sharing good ideas inspires GREAT ideas; I am so delighted to be able attend this conference, in my own backyard, and look forward to meeting all of the fellow attendees from across the province, country, and beyond!

A Bold Vision Delegate Sandy Mayzell

S.MayzellSandy Mayzell brings her lifelong experience in the arts and activism to Dancing With the Octopus (DWtO, my 8 ‘tentacled’ multi-platform, non-partisan project promoting women in politics and gender equality.

I’m so excited to attend A Bold Vision! It will give me the opportunity to share my most recent DWtO tentacle, “Dancing Backwards: Let’s Get Canada’s Political Women into History” –  currently piloting with Grade 5, 8 and 10 students in Victoria. So many of A Bold Vision sessions align with Dancing Backwards’ goals – providing wonderful female role models, and to ways to encourage girls/women to think as leaders. I’m looking forward to networking with these accomplished presenters and delegates, both to glean and to contribute ideas that will move our respective work forward.