Seat at the Table Workshop 3 – Different Roles in Local Government
About this event
Different Roles in Local Government
Have you ever wanted to run for municipal office, yet didn’t know where to start? Niagara Region’s Seat at the Table features four virtual workshops that will help you:
· Become better informed about running for local government
· Address barriers you might face
· Be inspired to support others and include your voice in local government
If you are a woman or gender diverse person, join us for the third session where we will talk about the difference between Regional and municipal politics. We will take a deeper dive into what roles exist, how they are different, how they work together and the differences there are in running for the various levels of government.
In person, location to be determined
On April 7, Niagara Region will kicked off a new initiative designed to change the face of elected councils in the 2022 municipal election with the launch of the Niagara Region Seat at the Table program. This is the first in a four-part virtual workshop series and mentorship program that will inspire and prepare women from underrepresented backgrounds to run in the upcoming regional and municipal elections.
Women, gender-diverse individuals and people from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Whether you are considering running for municipal council in 2022 or want to support a female or gender diverse candidate, this session will provide useful information on your next steps. Future workshops will provide practical tools, resources and mentorship opportunities for women to get ready to run in the 2022 municipal elections.
Niagara Region is partnering with the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) Women in Niagara (WIN), City of St. Catharines, YWCA, Future Black Female, Services 4 Humanity, Muslim Senior Circle and Niagara Region’s Women’s Advisory Committee to encourage more diversity in elected councils in 2022.
This initiative is funded by Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Canadian Women in Local Leadership (CanWILL) Program.
For more information on the program, visit https://www.niagararegion.ca/projects/seat-at-the-table/default.aspx
Date & Time:
June 1, 2022 6:00 pm