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.

 

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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: Coming soon!

 

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.

 

 

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