Women politicians head to school

Women are underrepresented in public office annual Women’s Campaign School helps fill need

Compared to their male counterparts, in Canada and around the world, women are underrepresented in public office.

In order to increase diversity in Parliament and accurately represent issues important to women, the Canadian Women Voters Congress is helping women to run successful political campaigns, at its 16th annual Women’s Campaign School.

Women who are candidates, considering running for elected office or interested in the campaign process are invited to attend this three-day event.

Participants will learn how to run an electoral campaign from start to finish.

Veteran elected officials and campaign organizers from all parties will come together at this non-partisan event to share practical skills and first-hand experiences working in the Canadian political system.

This year’s attendees can look forward to a first-rate lineup of knowledgeable and established professionals, including Linda Reid (Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Carole James (MLA, Victoria–Beacon Hill) and Vicki Huntingon (MLA, Delta South).

The Women’s Campaign School is at the B.C. Legislature from June 12 to 14. For registraion and information, please go online to womenvoters.ca/womens_campaign_school_2015.