Our Campaign Schools are designed to equip women with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada.

 

Where we've been:

 

The Equal Voice Campaign School is a great launchpad for women thinking about running for office! They cover a huge breadth of topics and engage with a fantastic group of speakers including those who have successfully run for office. Learning about the path other women have taken, and their reasons for entering politics, was an invaluable experience.“ - Campaign school participant



Outcomes

  • Graduates join the Equal Voice Alumni network
  • Gain knowledge on how to get nominated, build your team, and run a campaign;
  • New connections across party lines and access to advice from elected officials
  • Improved leadership, management, and communication skills

 

Sign up to get notified about upcoming campaign schools, or check out our events page!


There are currently no campaign schools scheduled. Be sure to check back soon!

Past campaign schools

May 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador Campaign School

We’re excited to offer a pop-up Campaign School in DT St. John's on the weekend of May 25 and 26!

  • Interested in learning how to run an election campaign?
  • Interested in making a mark on someone else’s campaign?
  • Want to make sure your campaign volunteers are equipped with knowledge?
  • Just beginning to dip your toe into the political world and looking to expand your circle?

This program is designed to equip women, non-binary and gender diverse individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT?

ON SATURDAY MAY 25 10am - 5pm:

  • We kick off the day with a Campaign Strategies Panel - Speak with 3 experienced Campaign Managers about their experiences running a campaign, and learn about some strategies they deployed along the way.

  • We spend the rest of the day digging deeper into topics such as:
    • Forming a campaign team
    • Creating key messages for a campaign platform
    • Canvassing for support
    • Media & mass communications
    • Fundraising & budgeting

 

ON SUNDAY MAY 26 10am - 4pm:

  • Put your knowledge and ideas to the test in a mock provincial campaign simulation!

  • Participants will be split into teams of 7-10 and given a fake party name

  • Equipped with mentors and toolkit to frame your campaign, go through the motions of creating winning campaign strategies!

  • We will be joined by 2 Special Guest Judges to determine the winning team - Winning team gets a prize!



     

More Information:

  • There are 9 special guest speakers total, all who have direct experience with elections across municipal, provincial, federal, indigenous leadership, and board levels - as candidates, elected officials, and behind-the-scenes experts. 

  • The program comes with a comprehensive workbook (fillable PDF), including independent self-reflection activities. Please indicate in the accessibility supports section of the application if you'd like a print copy (provided day of event).

  • The program is multi-partisan. When elected, it is important that we collaborate across party lines to move things forward. We acknowledge the real opportunities and barriers associated with partisanship on the campaign trail. We do not associate with any particular party. There is representation from all major parties throughout our 9 guest speakers. 

  • Light snacks, coffee and lunch will be available both days.
     
  • It is encouraged to bring your laptop/tablet to the sessions.

  • Sessions are interactive. Nothing will be recorded. We strive to create a safe and brave space for all.

Program Cost:

  • The program fee is $25 per day ($50 total) - You can go to one or both days!

  • Don't let cost be a barrier - Financial assistance, as well as travel and childcare subsidies are available upon request! No questions asked. Please indicate interest for these items in the program registration form.

  • Light snacks, coffee and lunch are included in the program cost.


MORE SPEAKERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A FEW DAYS!

April 2024

Indigenous Campaign School

 

 


Each session is approximately 2 hours for a total of 16 hours of learning over 4 weeks. Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook to guide them through the sessions.

This 8-session program costs $50 and bursaries are available.

 

Applications Closed


Session 1: Know Your Story

Explore your why and embrace your backstory.
Speakers: MLA Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse, Councillor Nikki Fraser

 

Session 2: Pick Your Podium
Where do you want to make your impact?
Speakers: Sherry Monastyrski, CEO of Oneida Nation of The Thames, MP Yvonne Jones & Councillor Michelle Friesen

 

Session 3: Get Prepared
What you need to do behind the scenes to get ready for a life in public office.
Speakers: Senator Judy White & Former MLA/MP Leona Aglukkaq

 

Session 4: Raise Your Profile
Strategies on how to build your overall network and canvassing for votes.
Speakers: Nunatsiavut First Minister Melva Williams and MLA Lesa Semmler

 

Session 5: Media Confidence
Define your persona and learn how to prepare for different kinds of media interviews.
Speakers: Award-winning journalist Ntawnis Piapot, Former provincial candidate Anna Thomas

 

Session 6: Face the Barriers
An open conversation about systemic and overt barriers, ways to cope, and why we must continue to persist.
Speakers: Premier Caroline Cochrane, Former federal candidate Racelle Kooy

 

Session 7: Form Your Campaign Team
Learn about different campaign team roles, personality traits and skills to look for, as well as tips on how to recruit/manage volunteers.
Speakers: MP Blake Desjarlais

 

Session 8: Campaign Fundraising & Budgeting
How much will you need, where will you get it, and what are the rules?
Speakers: MP Lori Idlout and former provincial candidate Patricia Johnson-Castle

 

Sessions take place online using Zoom, in English only.

To participate, you will require access to the internet, Zoom, a microphone, and a web camera.

 

 

Applications Closed

Nova Scotia Campaign School

Women and Gender Diverse Leaders of Nova Scotia!

 

We are excited to offer a FREE Campaign School in March and April 2024, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Status of Women Office.

This program is designed to equip women and gender diverse individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada. Equal Voice is a multi-partisan organization, and this program will provide the opportunity to hear from elected officials and experts from all political parties and levels.

 

  • Want to run in the 2025 election?
  • Interested in making a mark on someone else’s campaign?
  • Just beginning to dip your toe into the political world and looking to expand your circle?

There is no better time than now to learn how to navigate the Campaign Trail! Whether your interest lies in municipal, provincial, federal, or Indigenous leadership, this program is for you. After all, Canada needs you.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

 

Facilitated by Courtney Clarke, Equal Voice’s Senior Manager of Education, this program consists of 4 online sessions and 1 in-person session. Sessions include a mix of group exercises, guest speakers, and networking opportunities with others from across Nova Scotia.


The 4 online sessions will take place every Thursday evening for 4 weeks, starting March 7th from 7-9pm Atlantic Time. We will follow up with 1 in-person session, which includes a mock campaign simulation, taking place Saturday April 6th from 1-5pm Atlantic Time in downtown Halifax (Exact location to come soon).



 

Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook to guide them through the program, as well as post-session notes.

  • The program itself is FREE, thanks to the Nova Scotia Status of Women Office.

  • While it is highly encouraged to attend both the online and in-person sessions, participants can also:
    • Just join the online sessions
    • Just join the in-person session

  • For the in-person session: Travel and childcare subsidies are available for the in-person session. Light snacks and lunch will be provided.

  • For online sessions: Participants will need a computer with internet, Zoom and microphone/camera capabilities. Closed captioning and automated language translation options will be available. Sessions will NOT be recorded.

  • If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]

 

 

 

4 ONLINE SESSIONS & 1 IN-PERSON SESSION: WHAT TO EXPECT

 

Session 1: Know Your Why, Then Pick Your Podium
Thursday March 7, 7-9pm AT

We will begin by exploring your “why,” building your backstory, and defining your persona. From there, we’ll link your passions, expertise, and experience to where you can make the best impact. Municipal, provincial, federal, or Indigenous leadership – Pick your podium!

Session 2: Creating Connections on the Campaign Trail
Thursday March 14, 7-9pm AT

Politics is all about relationship building. In this session, we will provide tips on how to build your overall network, set up your campaign team and volunteer base, as well as discuss phone and door canvassing best practices.

Session 3: Media Confidence, Public Speaking & Social Media
Thursday March 21, 7-9pm AT

In this session, we will zoom out from last week’s conversation about interpersonal connections and talk about successful mass communications strategies, including best practices when it comes to giving a speech, speaking to the media, or communicating on social networks.

Session 4: Campaign Budgeting, Fundraising & Events
Thursday March 28, 7-9pm AT

How much will you need, where will you get it and what are the rules? In this session, we will provide insight into how successful campaign teams budget, fundraise and host events. Where you live and what level of government you run for will drastically impact your numbers so we will show you how to figure out what to expect, based on your situation.

In-Person Session: Reflection & Mock Campaign Simulation
Saturday April 6, 10am-5pm AT in DT Halifax

 

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

More Speaker Bios Coming Soon! 10 Guest Speakers Total.

MEET YOUR FACILITATOR

More Speaker Bios Coming Soon! 10 Guest Speakers Total.

 


Thank you to the Nova Scotia Status of Women Office for your partnership
 and generous support, making this program possible.

March 2024

Saskatchewan Campaign School

We’re excited to offer a pop-up Campaign School in Regina on Saturday March 23.

  • Interested in learning how to run an election campaign?
  • Already elected and looking to re-invigorate your campaign strategy?
  • Interested in making a mark on someone else’s campaign?
  • Want to make sure your campaign volunteers are equipped with knowledge?
  • Just beginning to dip your toe into the political world and looking to expand your circle?

This program is designed to equip women and gender diverse individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada.

 

 

  • Beyond Parliament Panel - Speak with a School Board Trustee Tracey McMurchy, an Indigenous/Union Leader and Regina Councillor Shanon Zachidniak about how to run and make an impact in their respective roles.

  • Mobilizing Your Campaign Team

  • Canvassing for Votes

  • Defining Your Persona + Media & Communications Best Practices - Joined by a multi-award winning Indigenous journalist Ntawnis Piapot

  • Fundraising & Budgeting

 
More Information:

  • The program fee is $25, to go towards covering some of the food cost.

  • Travel and childcare subsidies are available upon request.

  • Light snacks and lunch will be available.
  • It is encouraged to bring your laptop/tablet to the session.

  • Sessions are interactive. Nothing will be recorded. We strive to create a safe and brave space for all.

  • If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]

February 2024

Championing Change: Leadership in Politics


At local and global levels, women in political leadership face significant challenges, despite their proven abilities as change agents.

In alignment with the our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, UVic has partnered with Equal Voice to host two events that will aim to address disparities and provide tools for change.

Join us for this interactive session and gain the skills, knowledge and resources to run for political office in Canada. You will have the chance to develop your own mock campaign and participate in roundtable discussions, learning how to:

  • Identify your motivations to run
  • Raise your profile and navigating the world of media with confidence
  • Mobilize a team
  • Finance, fundraise and more!

You will have the chance to learn from some phenomenal leaders shaping change in politics. They will share their experience, answer all your questions and provide you with valuable feedback on your mock campaign as you bring together what you learned throughout the day.

Meet Rachael Segal, who will be facilitating the campaign school. Rachael is a former issues and policy advisor to senior members of the Canadian Federal Cabinet and the Canadian Senate. She has extensive experience on political campaigns at all levels of government in Ontario and British Columbia. She also has a wealth of legal experience in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation and has offered her insight as a panelist on CBC’s Power & Politics.

Councillor Alison MacKenzie promised herself that once she was elected, she would work to remove barriers for other women to also run and hold office. Come hear highlights from her story and get her thoughts on what it takes to run a successful campaign.

With over a decade of political experience, including managing campaigns at all levels of government Allie Blades has a lot to share with campaign school participants. 


Date:
 Sunday February 25, 2024

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: UVic campus and on Zoom if required.

Fee: $50. If you are in need of financial assistance in order to participate in the campaign school, please reach out to Maggie at [email protected].

Some self-study reading will be required in advance.

Lunch will be provided.

As the course content promotes sustainable development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the course is CIFAL-accredited and participants will receive a certificate to recognize their completion. Attending a CIFAL-certified training ensures access to high-quality, UN-affiliated education that equips participants with the knowledge and skills needed to address global challenges and contribute to sustainable development.

Eligibility: Open to students and community members. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have an interest in politics. Preference will be given to members of equity-seeking groups.

Registration is Closed.

New Brunswick Campaign School

We’re excited to offer a pop-up Campaign School in Fredericton on Sunday Feb 25!

  • Seeking last minute tips and best practices before running in the upcoming election?
  • Interested in making a mark on someone else’s campaign?
  • Just beginning to dip your toe into the political world and looking to expand your circle?

This program is designed to equip women and gender diverse individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada.

 

Register Here!

 

AM SESSION

  • Mastering your Value Proposition
  • Defining your Persona and Media Best practices - Special Guest: Alyson Samson (Former Journalist & Senior PR Consultant)
  • Assembling Your Campaign Team

 

 

PM SESSION

  • Real Talk: Canvassing Scenarios, Organizational Best Practices, Fundraising
  • Mock Campaign

 

The AM session is more geared towards candidates, whereas the PM session is geared towards candidates AND campaign volunteers, however, you are highly encouraged and welcome to attend both!

 

ABOUT THE MOCK CAMPAIGN

 

The Mock Campaign Simulation is a 3-hour interactive and hands-on experience. Participants will be divided into mock campaign teams. They then self-select their candidate, fundraiser, campaign manager, etc. A detailed workbook will instruct the groups through a series of activities to replicate a real-life campaign.

Two local celebrity judges will provide local and relevant feedback and a winning team will win a prize!

  • The program fee is $20, to go towards covering some of the food cost.

 

  • Travel and childcare subsidies are available upon request.

 

  • Light snacks will be available. Lunch will be provided to anyone who attends the full day.

 

  • It is encouraged to bring your laptop/tablet to the session.

 

  • Sessions are interactive. Nothing will be recorded. We strive to create a safe and brave space for all.

 

 

Register Here!

June 2023

National Online Campaign School

Join the National Online Campaign School from wherever you are in Canada!

Designed to equip women with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada.

 

The program consists of 4 online sessions including a mix of group exercises, guest speakers, and networking opportunities with others from across Canada. Each course is approximately two hours for a total of 8 hours of learning over 4 weeks. Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook to guide them through the courses.

Next Cohort: 
June 6 2023

 

Apply for your spot at Equal Voice's next National Campaign School

April 2023

Northwest Territories Campaign School

In partnership with SHE CAN, Government of Northwest Territories, this two day in-person campaign school will cover everything you need to know about getting involved in the upcoming election! The program is currently designed for beginners but will feature information for beginners to experienced campaigners.

To register, please email: [email protected]

Travel and daycare subsidies available by request. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

 

 

Government of the Northwest Territories Logo PNG Vector (EPS ...

 

March 2023

Online Alberta Campaign School

Join the Online Alberta Campaign School!

The Alberta Election is almost here! This is your time to get civically engaged and make a difference!

Supporting a candidate can take many forms; your financial contributions, your time, your support, and your vote. Volunteers are essential for any campaign and play a very important role in the election process.

Join us for 2 hours to learn about how to get involved in campaigns, the different roles you can play, GET OUT THE VOTE (election day) and some of the basics to help you feel more prepared.  

Are you an experienced campaigner or a candidate? We also welcome you to join us to ask your questions, practice your pitch, and learn tips and tricks!  

Date: March 9, 2023

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 MT

Location: Online(Zoom)

 

Pricing

We are delighted that thanks to the generosity of donors to the Equal Voice Foundation we are able to offer this campaign training at no charge to participants. To continue to offer the course for free, we invite you to make a donation to the Equal Voice Foundation.

 

 

 

November 2022

November Online Campaign School

Join the National Online Campaign School from wherever you are in Canada!

The National Online Campaign School is designed to equip women with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada. The school consists of 4 online sessions including a mix of group exercises, guest speakers, and networking opportunities. Each course is approximately two hours for a total of 8 hours of learning over 4 weeks. Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook to guide them through the courses.

Outcomes

  • Graduates join the Equal Voice Alumni network;
  • Gain knowledge on how to get nominated, build your team, and run a campaign;
  • New connections across party lines and access to advice from elected officials;
  • Improved leadership, management, and communication skills;

“The Equal Voice Campaign School is a great launchpad for women thinking about running for office! They cover a huge breadth of topics and engage with a fantastic group of speakers including those who have successfully run for office. Learning about the path other women have taken, and their reasons for entering politics, was an invaluable experience.” – 2020 Participant 

Dates and Times: November 2022

Every Thursday evening for 4 weeks starting November 3, 2022. Classes run from 7:00pm EST – 9:00pm EST (4:00pm – 6:00pm PDT / 8:00pm – 10:00pm ADT)

Sessions take place online using Zoom and in English only. To participate, you will require access to the internet, a microphone, and a web camera.
Closed-captioning will be available.

Pricing

We are delighted that thanks to the generosity of donors to the Equal Voice Foundation we are able to offer this campaign training at no charge to participants. To continue to offer the course for free, we invite you to make a donation to the Equal Voice Foundation.

However, unfortunately in the past we have had participants sign up and not attend sessions.  As we keep the group small for optimal learning, and have a waitlist, people who register and don’t attend are denying a spot to someone on the waitlist.  Therefore, it is important to make sure you are committed to the sessions before you decide to sign up.

**Due to capacity limits, we will be closing applications after a certain number of registrations. If you wish to participate in a future Campaign School, please RSVP or email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist and someone will contact you should more spots become available.**

 

Calgary City Hall by davebloggs007, distributed under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license

October 2022

Saskatoon, SK Campaign School

Please join us for our in-person campaign school taking place in Saskatoon, SK!

The school will be a one-day crash course on running in politics.  Hear from guest speakers, ask questions, and network with others interested in politics. Expect to practice your ‘elevator pitch’ and run a mock campaign!

To ensure everyone across the province has a fair chance to attend Campaign Schools, we are offering childcare and travel subsidies to those who need them. Participants will be responsible for accommodation and travel expenses beyond the subsidy. A light dinner and parking will be provided.

 

The Equal Voice Foundation is honoured to have the support of The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation. Their generosity has allowed us to dramatically increase the number of in-person and online training sessions that we offer to women across Canada, and allow the training to be offered free of charge to participants. This will help elect more women across Canada at all levels of government in the years to come, and Canada will see the benefits for decades.

Winnipeg, MB Campaign School

Please join us for our in-person campaign school taking place in Winnipeg, MB!

The school will be a one-day crash course on running in politics.  Hear from guest speakers, ask questions, and network with others interested in politics. Expect to practice your ‘elevator pitch’ and run a mock campaign!

To ensure everyone across the province has a fair chance to attend Campaign Schools, we are offering childcare and travel subsidies to those who need them. Participants will be responsible for accommodation and travel expenses beyond the subsidy. A light dinner and parking will be provided.

 

The Equal Voice Foundation is honoured to have the support of The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation. Their generosity has allowed us to dramatically increase the number of in-person and online training sessions that we offer to women across Canada, and allow the training to be offered free of charge to participants. This will help elect more women across Canada at all levels of government in the years to come, and Canada will see the benefits for decades.

September 2022

Charlottetown, PEI Campaign School

Unfortunately, this campaign school has been cancelled. We thank you for your continued support.

 

Halifax, NS Campaign School

Equal Voice is heading to Nova Scotia!

 

Please join us for our in-person campaign school taking place in Halifax!

 

On Tuesday September 27 from 5:30-8:30pm (GMT) join us in person to run a mock campaign! Network with others interested in politics, exchange contact information, and get familiar with the different campaign team roles.

 

To ensure everyone across the province has a fair chance to attend Campaign Schools, we are offering childcare and travel subsidies to those who need them. Participants will be responsible for accommodation and travel expenses beyond the subsidy. A light dinner and parking will be provided.

 

The Equal Voice Foundation is honoured to have the support of The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation. Their generosity has allowed us to dramatically increase the number of in-person and online training sessions that we offer to women across Canada, and allow the training to be offered free of charge to participants. This will help elect more women across Canada at all levels of government in the years to come, and Canada will see the benefits for decades.

Moncton, NB Campaign School

Equal Voice is heading to New Brunswick!

 

Equal Voice proud to join Women in Leadership - From Talk to Action to present a campaign school in Moncton!

 

On Monday September 26 from 5:30-8:30pm (GMT) join us in person to run a mock campaign! Network with others interested in politics, exchange contact information, and get familiar with the different campaign team roles. This session will be in English.

 

To ensure everyone across the province has a fair chance to attend Campaign Schools, we are offering childcare and travel subsidies to those who need them. Participants will be responsible for accommodation and travel expenses beyond the subsidy. A light dinner and parking will be provided.

 

The Equal Voice Foundation is honoured to have the support of The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation. Their generosity has allowed us to dramatically increase the number of in-person and online training sessions that we offer to women across Canada, and allow the training to be offered free of charge to participants. This will help elect more women across Canada at all levels of government in the years to come, and Canada will see the benefits for decades.

 

The New Brunswick Legislative Building by Benson Kua, distributed under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license

Whitehorse, YT Campaign School

Please join us for our in-person campaign school taking place in Whitehorse, Yukon!

The school will be a one-day crash course on running in politics.  Hear from guest speakers, ask questions, and network with others interested in politics. Expect to practice your ‘elevator pitch’ and run a mock campaign!

Please note participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Breakfast, lunch, and parking will be provided. Childcare and travel subsidies available by request.

 

The Equal Voice Foundation is honoured to have the support of The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation. Their generosity has allowed us to dramatically increase the number of in-person and online training sessions that we offer to women across Canada, and allow the training to be offered free of charge to participants. This will help elect more women across Canada at all levels of government in the years to come, and Canada will see the benefits for decades.

August 2022

GTA Campaign School

Equal Voice is heading to the Greater Toronto Area!

Please join us for our in-person campaign school taking place in Burlington, ON!

The school will be a one-day crash course on running in politics.  Hear from guest speakers, ask questions, and network with others interested in politics. Expect to practice your ‘elevator pitch’ and run a mock campaign!

Please note participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Breakfast, lunch, and parking will be provided. Childcare and travel subsidies available by request.

July 2022

Pop-up Online Campaign School: Building Your Team + Fundraising

Brought to you by popular demand, this 2-hour pop-up will focus on Building Your Campaign Team + Fundraising. This course is designed for those who are already committed to putting their name on the ballot. Learn about the different roles, where to find them, and volunteer management. Hear about some of the different ways to fundraise! 

The pop-up will take place online using Zoom and in English only. To participate, you will require access to the internet, a microphone, and a web camera.
Closed-captioning will be available.

Pricing

We are delighted that thanks to the generosity of donors to the Equal Voice Foundation we are able to offer this campaign training at no charge to participants. To continue to offer the course for free, we invite you to make a donation to the Equal Voice Foundation.

However, unfortunately in the past we have had participants sign up and not attend sessions.  As we keep the group small for optimal learning, and have a waitlist, people who register and don’t attend are denying a spot to someone on the waitlist.  Therefore, it is important to make sure you are committed to the sessions before you decide to sign up.

**Due to capacity limits, we will be closing applications after a certain number of registrations. If you wish to participate in a future Campaign School, please RSVP or email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist and someone will contact you should more spots become available.**

 

Pop-Up Online Campaign School: You, The Candidate

Brought to you by popular demand, this 2-hour pop-up will focus on You, The Candidate. This course is designed for those who are already committed to putting their name on the ballot. Learn how to brand yourself, media & community relations, and strategies to win your spot.

The pop-up will take place online using Zoom and in English only. To participate, you will require access to the internet, a microphone, and a web camera.
Closed-captioning will be available.

Pricing

We are delighted that thanks to the generosity of donors to the Equal Voice Foundation we are able to offer this campaign training at no charge to participants. To continue to offer the course for free, we invite you to make a donation to the Equal Voice Foundation.

However, unfortunately in the past we have had participants sign up and not attend sessions.  As we keep the group small for optimal learning, and have a waitlist, people who register and don’t attend are denying a spot to someone on the waitlist.  Therefore, it is important to make sure you are committed to the sessions before you decide to sign up.

**Due to capacity limits, we will be closing applications after a certain number of registrations. If you wish to participate in a future Campaign School, please RSVP or email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist and someone will contact you should more spots become available.**

 

June 2022

BC Campaign School

Equal Voice is heading to BC!

Please join us for our in-person campaign school taking place in Victoria BC!

The school will be a one-day crash course on running in politics.  Hear from guest speakers, ask questions, and network with others interested in politics. Expect to practice your ‘elevator pitch’ and run a mock campaign!

Please note that participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Childcare and travel subsidies available by request.

 

Contact [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

National Online Campaign School

Join the National Online Campaign School from wherever you are in Canada!

The National Online Campaign School is designed to equip women with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada. The school consists of 4 online sessions including a mix of group exercises, guest speakers, and networking opportunities. Each course is approximately two hours for a total of 8 hours of learning over 4 weeks. Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook to guide them through the courses and a certificate of participation upon completion.

Outcomes

  • Graduates join the Equal Voice Alumni network;
  • Gain knowledge on how to get nominated, build your team, and run a campaign;
  • New connections across party lines and access to advice from elected officials;
  • Improved leadership, management, and communication skills;

“The Equal Voice Campaign School is a great launchpad for women thinking about running for office! They cover a huge breadth of topics and engage with a fantastic group of speakers including those who have successfully run for office. Learning about the path other women have taken, and their reasons for entering politics, was an invaluable experience.” – 2020 Participant 

Dates and Times: June 2022

Every Thursday evening for 4 weeks starting June 9, 2022. Classes run from 7:00pm EST – 9:00pm EST (4:00pm – 6:00pm PDT / 8:00pm – 10:00pm ADT)

Sessions take place online using Zoom and in English only. To participate, you will require access to the internet, a microphone, and a web camera.
Closed-captioning will be available.

Pricing

We are delighted that thanks to the generosity of donors to the Equal Voice Foundation we are able to offer this campaign training at no charge to participants. To continue to offer the course for free, we invite you to make a donation to the Equal Voice Foundation.

However, unfortunately in the past we have had participants sign up and not attend sessions.  As we keep the group small for optimal learning, and have a waitlist, people who register and don’t attend are denying a spot to someone on the waitlist.  Therefore, it is important to make sure you are committed to the sessions before you decide to sign up.

**Due to capacity limits, we will be closing applications after a certain number of registrations. If you wish to participate in a future Campaign School, please RSVP or email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist and someone will contact you should more spots become available.**

 

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