A Bold Vision

23 Bold Visionaries
Seated around the Confederation Table at Province House in PEI in a recreation of the famous Robert Harris painting of the Fathers of Confederation are 2014 Bold Visionaries. Clockwise from top right: Kluane Adamek, Crystal Fraser, Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay, Lana Payne, Kim Campbell, Shelagh Day, Becka Viau, Bonnie Brayton, Carolyn Bennett, Jessie Housty (standing), El Jones (standing), Maria Mourani, Eva Aariak, R Irene d'Entremont, Hazel McCallion, Pamela Palmater, Catherine Potvin, Natalie Panek, Eman Bare, Mina Mawani (standing), and Margaret-Ann Armour (standing). Missing from photo, Libby Burnham. Photo by Brian Simpson.

When 23 men met in Charlottetown PEI in 1864, their collective thinking and visioning ultimately led to the formation of Canada.

We wanted to know, what would 23 women envision for our country for the next 150 years?

In 2014, selected from more than 200 nominees, 23 aspiring and established leaders contributed to an anthology, participated in a Women's Leadership Conference and collaborated on a shared vision for Canada's future.

Women's Network PEI partnered with four women's organizations in the province of Prince Edward Island to undertake this ambitious project of historical significance. To find out all the details, visit the official project website.

A Bold Vision Official Website

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A Bold Vision project was wrapped up in early 2015.

There is an interest among the 23 visionaries, as well as the leadership conference attendees, and general public that attended the Vision Session, to continue asserting the vision for Canada's future that was conceived in 2014. If there are any new developments, we will keep you posted.

Meanwhile, get yourself a copy of A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada's Future anthology