Women are under-represented in Canadian politics at all levels and this adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. Women’s March Canada seeks fair and just representation of women locally, nationally, and internationally.
What is a Women's Campaign School?
Women's Campaign Schools are created to encourage, educate, and support women running for office.
The United Nations defines 30% as the minimal percentage of women required for government to reflect women’s concerns.
Women in Canada represent 18 per cent of mayors and 28 per cent of councillors, for an average of 26 per cent. In absolute terms, of 24,113 elected officials, 5,926 are women. Based on current statistics Canada would need 1,408 more women in elected office today to reach the 30 per cent target.
30%? Let's Make it 50%!
Below is a list of Women's Campaign Schools available across Canada. Women's March Canada strives to work with organizations across that country that complement our mission: to lead, unite and inspire the advancement of women in Canada. Some of these Campaign Schools were around before us, some are emerging. Our purpose is to share where needs are being met and to fill in gaps where they are not. If you know of a Campaign School in your area that is not on this list please let us know!