The Women In Politics Vision is a country where women are equally represented in all levels of government as well as on boards. Where women are empowered to purse a political career and supported in all facets of her career.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
The Women’s Leadership project is a project funded by Status of Women Canada.
PARO Centre in partnership with Women in Politics strives to increase women’s representation in political leadership at all levels of government and school boards in Northwestern Ontario.
With female representation still below 30% in most municipalities, the project will help to create an environment where women are encouraged to be politically active in their communities. PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise will be focused on developing programming and relationships throughout the region in order to increase our support network for women who want to be politically involved.
During the course of the project PARO in coordination with our partners, we will design and set up a support program including strategies for increased gender equality within systems that influence women’s leadership, especially for those women who wish to run for political office or school board positions.
To advance gender equality by engaging the community around transforming political systems
Increase the number of women elected in Northwestern Ontario in all levels of government and school boards
Set up a database of mentors who are willing to support women running for public office
We will participate in various community organizations to gain support and for them to support gender equality within their systems.
Get Involved/Work Plan
If you are interested in being part of the project,
If you want to be a mentor,
If you want to host an event,
If you want us to visit your school,
Don’t hesitate and contact us via email at email@example.com or by phone at 807-625-0328
We are happy to share some of the activities we are planning for this 3-year project:
Implementation of gender equity strategies and supports
Design and set up a support program for those women who wish to run for political office or school board positions.
Identify women interested in running
Create a mentor’s database
Host Information sessions in support of gender equity and women running for politics
Annual event with a keynote
Youth Engagement Infrastructure
Initiate gender equity and women in politics curriculum
Network with college and university gender equality groups
“Take a girl to vote” campaign
Develop a speaker’s bureau
This toolkit was developed for anyone looking to become involved in political elections and campaigns in Canada. This toolkit is designed to help a potential candidate or volunteer understand and navigate the different elections and the varied method of campaigning.
This toolkit was developed to encourage youth engagement in politics and enable a deeper understanding of political campaigns and elections in Canada. The toolkit is designed for Ontario Secondary student civic classes, the modules are broken up over a 5 day period. It provides an opportunity for an interactive educational experience with politics at all levels.
Resources & Reports
Do you want to run for political events – Tips and Hints:
Implementation of engagement strategies to reduce barriers to women’s political engagement
Participate and/or encourage people to participate in political organizations and community
Sit on political committees representing PARO and Women in Politics and the goals of the project.
Develop and distribute Success Stories of women leaders
Write articles on women leaders and the value of gender equality to the community
Carry out a Social Media Campaign
Carry out evaluation as per the project Canada-wide evaluation plan