This is the first year that Canada is an official country partner in the Keychange movement for gender equality. This week, Canadian funders FACTOR and SOCAN Foundation, alongside lead festival partners BreakOut West and MUTEK Montreal collaborate on a focus week to explore the barriers for women and gender minorities in Canada.

Keychange along with Canadian partners are proud to announce the appointment of the next Canadian Ambassadors to further the movement for gender diversity: Tegan and Sara. Tegan and Sara have released 9 studio albums, slowly crafting a sound both unique and influential. Selling over a million albums before streaming came along, Tegan and Sara became indie darlings in the early aughts, playing every bar, club, theater, arena and festival stage along the way. They will be taking part in a private In Conversation session for Keychange participants, hosted by Canadian Keychange participant Mar Sellars on Thursday 12th November.

Keychange Canada week kicks off today with new ambassadors and signatories! Keychange, FACTOR, and other organizations will be sharing tips, stats, and Keychange news all week.

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