This campaign school has already taken place.


Facilitated by Courtney Clarke, this program consists of 8 online sessions including a mix of group exercises, guest speakers, and networking opportunities with other women and gender diverse leaders from across Canada.

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 courses.

This 8-session program costs $99 and bursaries are available.






Session 1: Know Your Why
Tuesday May 7 7-9pm ET
Explore your why and embrace your backstory.
Guest Speaker: YK NDP Leader MLA Kate White

Session 2: Pick Your Podium
Thursday May 9 7-9pm ET
Where do you want to make your impact?
Guest Speaker: ON MP Karen Vecchio

Session 3: Get Prepared
Tuesday May 14 7-9pm ET
What you need to do behind the scenes to get ready for a life in the public eye.
Guest Speakers: Former Edmonton AB municipal candidate Giselle General & Former NL municipal and provincial candidate Jenn Deon

Session 4: Raise Your Profile
Thursday May 16 7-9pm ET
Strategies on how to build your overall network and canvassing for votes.
Guest Speaker: Former Peterborough ON Councillor Kemi Akapo & AB MLA Janis Irwin

Session 5: Media Confidence
Tuesday May 21 7-9pm ET
Define your persona and learn how to prepare for different kinds of media interviews.
Guest Speaker: ON MP Anita Anand

Session 6: Face the Barriers
Thursday May 23 7-9pm ET
An open conversation about systemic and overt barriers, ways to cope, and why we must continue to persist.
Guest Speakers: Welland ON Councillor Sharmilla Setaram and former QC MP Eleni Bakapanos

Session 7: Mobilize Your Team
Tuesday May 28 7-9pm ET
Learn about different campaign team roles, personality traits and skills to look for, as well as tips on how to recruit/manage volunteers.
Guest Speaker: Former municipal and provincial MB candidate Nancy Cooke

Session 8:Campaign Finance & Fundraising
Thursday May 30 7-9pm ET
How much will you need, where will you get it, and what are the rules?
Guest Speakers: Former NS MLA Joanne Bernard and Campaign Manager Jennifer Crowe


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.

Live Closed Captioning is available.



L-R Top: MLA Kate White (YK), MP Karen Vecchio (ON), Former Municipal Candidate Giselle General (AB), Former Municipal Councillor Kemi Akapo (ON), MLA Janis Irwin (AB), Former Municipal and Provincial Candidate Jenn Deon (NL).

L-R Bottom: MP Anita Anand (ON), Municipal Councillor Sharmilla Setaram (ON), Former MP Eleni Bakapanos (QC), Former Municipal and Provincial Candidate Nancy Cooke (MB), Former MLA Joanne Bernard (NS) and Campaign Manager Jenn Crowe (NL).


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