Centre for Gender Advocacy Annual General Meeting

""The Centre for Gender Advocacy invites you to its Annual General Meeting!

Help elect new members to the Board of Directors!

Meet new staff members!

Learn how you can get involved in the fight against racial and gendered violence!

Meet others who are passionate about social justice and feminist activism!


Tuesday, April 3rd, 6-9pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
JMSB Building, Room 9 CD
Concordia University, 1450 Guy Street

This meeting will include a summary of our programming, campaigns, and services over the last year, a sharing of visions for the future, as well as the election of new members to our Board of Directors.

Proposed Agenda:
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Presentation and Approval of Minutes of the 2017 AGM
3. Board of Directors Report 2017-2018
4. Staff Reports
5. Presentation of Financial Statements
6. Election of the Board of Directors


Everyone is invited to attend, though you must be a member to vote.

You are a member if:
a) you are a Concordia student,
b) you have volunteered 4 or more hours over the last 12 months, or
c) you are a community member who has paid the equivalent of the student fee levy for the semester.


Interested in running for the Board?

Learn valuable skills, find out more about how grassroots community organizations operate, help out with the decision-making that propels our day-to-day functioning, and most importantly, take an active role in fighting gender oppression, on campus and beyond! More information about the responsibilities of board members can be found here.

If you would like to run for a position on the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s Board of Directors, please submit your intention to run in advance, by March 23rd at 5pm, to



The venue is wheelchair accessible.

We are making efforts to make the space reduced in any artificial or chemical scents. Please avoid wearing scented products.

Childcare is available with 48 hours’ notice by emailing


For more information about the Annual General Meeting, joining our Board of Directors, or about the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s activities, contact us!

Campaigns and Programming
1500 de Maisonneuve West #404

2110 Mackay
514-848-2424 x7431

Winter Semester Opt-out Info

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is a student funded organization. You have the right to opt out of the fee levy for the Centre.

Before opting out, please consider that for only ¢37 per credit (for undergraduate students) or ¢50 per semester (for graduate students), the Centre pCGA-logo_v2rovides :

• a feminist library with over 1000 titles!
• free and confidential peer support!
• trans* advocacy and resources!
• fantastic events and workshops!
• meeting rooms and resources to support community organizing!
• harm reductions supplies, safer sex kits and low-cost chest compression binders!
• exciting volunteer opportunities with campaigns like Missing Justice and A Safer Concordia!

In order to opt out, please come to our office at 2110 MacKay (ground floor), Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm from January 23rd to February 2nd. Please bring your student ID card and student account record (you can show your up-to-date number of credits on your account via your laptop or mobile device; by using a computer on-site at our office; or, if you wish, by print out).

If you are unable to get to our office during this period please get in touch and we will be happy to make an appointment with you for another date. For more information, call 514-848-2424 x7431 or email info[at]

In Memory of Abby Lippman

Photo of Abby Lippman holding placard.

Abby Lippman (photo by Chris Hand)

Our dear friend and colleague, Abby Lippman, died this week at the age of 78. She was an indefatigable defender of women’s health, social justice activist and mentor. She was a professor emerita in epidemiology at McGill and the president of the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s Board of Directors from 2013 to this past spring.

The Centre’s staff and board members are mostly under the age of 30, but none of us knew anyone who worked as hard or had as much energy as Abby. She was a force of nature. She not only fulfilled her board duties with drive and thoroughness, but at any given time she was also hard at work with a number of other organizations and causes including the Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances, the Canadian Women’s Health Network, the Réseau Québécois d’action pour la santé des femmes, Independent Jewish Voices, Head & Hands, and many more.

As board president, Abby cheered us on in our work, was always ready to listen and troubleshoot when we ran into difficulties, and helped welcome new board members and staff into the fold. We really relied on Abby, and running things without her has been a big adjustment.

Abby always said she loved working with young people and the feeling was definitely mutual. She mentored so many of us in our education and activism and she did all of this with so much joy and kindness and humour.

We’ll miss you Abby.