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Creating Generations of Women Parliamentarians

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Twinning Program - Creating Generations of Women Parliamentarians

  • Are you fascinated by current events? Public affairs? Democracy?
  • Are you interested in policy development? Law? Community advocacy?
  • Are you a woman between age 18 and 25 years old and eligible to vote in Nova Scotian Provincial Elections?

Then you should apply to the Nova Scotia Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians' Twinning Program!

Who are the Nova Scotia Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians?

  • We are women and gender-diverse individuals elected to represent the Province in the Nova Scotia Legislature
  • We work cooperatively to bridge partisan divides and foster close relationships among women Parliamentarians within Nova Scotia, across Canada, and around the world
  • Our mission is to help women and girls discover their potential, to experience the fulfillment of a career in public service, and to create a better society

What is the Twinning Program?

  • Young women representing the Province's four regions will be hosted by the CWP-NS at Province House on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30, 2024*
  • Planned activities for exploring Parliamentary life include: touring Province House, connecting with women MLAs, attending a Keynote Panel on Responsible Government, learning about policy development, and participating in a mock legislative debate in the legislative chamber**

How to Apply for the Twinning Program?

  • Download and Complete the Application Form.
  • Email the Signed Application Form + Your Resume to before the deadline of Friday, January 5, 2024***
  • Arrange for two referees to complete and send the confidential Reference Form to before the deadline of Friday, January 5, 2024


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  • * Overnight accommodations will be provided (and mileage reimbursed) for successful applicants who reside in the Eastern, Northern, and Western Zones of the Province.
  • ** Program dates amended by vote of CWP-NS on 06/09/2023 to avoid conflict with academic calendar of post-secondary institutions
  • *** Application deadline extended by vote of CWP-NS on 06/09/2023