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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Seat at the Table: Session 1

A workshop to change the face of local government.

Representation Matters. Get Ready to Run for 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 that you might face
  • Be inspired to support others and include your voice in local government

Register for Session 2 now:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/seat-at-the-table-workshop-2-tickets-319812436607#tickets

If you are a woman or a gender diverse person, join us for the second session to hear from a panel of Clerks and Councillors. They will be focusing on details about getting organized to run for election, what you need to know to put your name on the ballot, and how to support someone who wants to run for election.

Background:

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.

Partners

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

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