Women Becoming Elected Leaders

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Ottawa City Hall
Wednesday, 4 October, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30
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Colonel By Room, 2nd Floor
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W

The 2018 Municipal elections (City Council and School Boards) are just over a year away. Ottawa City Council has only four women out of 23 City Councillors and does not reflect the diversity of Ottawa’s population. Our city could benefit greatly from the wisdom and life experience that a greater diversity of women could bring to these important positions.

Whether you are thinking of running for a municipal position next year, or would like to work on a woman’s campaign, this forum is a good place to start.

Hear from several women with experience in elected office, including Councillor Catherine McKenney and previous-Councillor Diane Holmes. What does it take to put yourself forward or to support a woman’s campaign? Ask questions. Discuss. Be inspired!

A light supper will be provided. If there is anything we can do to accomodate to ensure full participation (for e.g. accessibility, dietary restrictions), please contact us.

Reimbursement Expenses: We have limited funds for those who need childcare, bus tickets, or transportation in order to participate.

This is made possible thanks to funding from Status of Women Canada.