The Ministry of Status of Women has developed a guide for women considering running for municipal office in the 2017 municipal elections. The Ready for Her guide provides general information and resources to help prospective municipal candidates. It's worth checking out if you are considering running for municipal office this year.
Studies have shown how diversity improves an organization’s effectiveness. From a governance perspective, municipal councils are great ways of directly shaping a community, as municipalities are responsible for a wide range of services, policies and programs. Having more women means councils discuss more viewpoints. By hearing different voices and adopting different approaches, we can have innovative decision-making.