Why should more women run?
Leadership groups with a diversity of opinions, backgrounds and lived experiences help to make better decisions.
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.
The Ministry of Status of Women have added new resources to help candidates who are considering running for office. The updated resources includes tips for fundraising, raising your profile in the community, and understanding the role of municipal government. For more information, click here.