This campaign school has already taken place.

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. 

 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.

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