As QFLIP has grown as an organization, we have been conscious to engage in the community in all sorts of ways. This has included:

  • QFLIP partnered with Indigo Girls to promote female leadership in multiple capacities, but most notably, QFLIP facilitated a leadership workshop at the Indigo Girls "Empower Yourself" Conference in March of 2018
  • Throughout the school year, QFLIP organizes after school club workshops with the YMCA to promote leadership and self care
  • In April 2018, QFLIP partnered with Queen’s Project on International Development to facilitate a workshop focused on political leadership

Women of Impact in Canada launch, in partnership with the Ministry of Status of Women

October 2, 2018, marked a very special day in QFLIP history. In partnership with the Ministry of Status of Women and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, QFLIP co-hosted the launch of the Women of Impact in Canada online gallery, coinciding with the celebration of Women's History Month. The event included a foreword by the QFLIP cochairs, a brief speech from the Honourable Ms. Monsef, the launch announcement, and a panel discussion at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. The panel included Queen’s own Professor Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant (Political Studies Department; Director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations), Alaa Murabit (UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth; certified physician), Faith Dickinson (Founder of Cuddles for Cancer charity), and Louise Fish (Director of Risk Management at Trent University; military trailblazer). The Women of Impact Gallery is part of a new initiative unveiled by the Ministry of Status of Women, which consists of an online gallery of photos, stories, and quotes from prominent Canadian women. The gallery inspired the theme for this year’s Women’s History Month, which is “Make an Impact”.