Our Campaigns

#ElectNOW

Northern Ontario is full of women that ran for various municipal positions during this election. We followed 26 women that we connected with at various points once the campaign started. Some followed along with our bootcamps, while others filled out our survey, or spent their August Thursday's with us in webinars and hung out with us in Instagram stories; some have even become great e-mail pals for campaign advice on the fly. We watched their campaigns; we supported them however much we could in whatever way we could; we became deeply invested in their success. No matter the result that they received on after the election, we remain in awe of these women. It takes guts to put yourself out there and run for council, and these women have it in spades. No matter where their journey leads them next, whether that is to council or elsewhere, we're going to be following along. They're going to change our cities.

Thank you for allowing us to join you on this wild ride. Let’s do it all over again in 2022.

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Field Trips to City Councils

During the lead-up to the 2018 municipal election, we attended city council meetings as a group.

Every two months, we picked a city council meeting and committed to attending together. This is the perfect opportunity for us to get together and talk about politics, things going on in the city and make vital connections as we move forward. It also gives participants the opportunity to attend live council meetings so that they can see the dynamics of council. At the very least, it feels great to be committed to be civically engaged.

Want to bring these to your hometown? Contact us and we'll help make it happen. We'll help set up the event, give you graphics and get your advertising going - all you have to do is show up!

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#EngageNOW

Standing for Engage Northern Ontario Women, our very first campaign was dedicated to finding people who support women in politics.

We're committed to ensuring that we tackle the uniqueness of northern Ontario so that the women that want to run for a political position in their community feel supported. We know that if we come together and combine our talents and passion, we'll be able to elect more women to our city councils than ever before.

How can you help? Talk to everyone you know and see if they would be interested in helping us with an event. Maybe you know a very inspiring woman who would make a great candidate - give her our information so that we can set her up for success. Maybe you've been thinking about volunteering for the cause - join us and start helping us setup the tools to ensure that women will be successful. Politics not your thing? Pass us along to someone who might want to join; write letters to your city council asking what they're willing to do to help women run; come to a city council meeting with us. We want to encourage more civically minded men and women, and you're just the person for the job. Join us!

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InspireNOW

We’re giving the microphone to the inspiring women in our community. PoliticsNOW hosts a speaker series that features women who are community leaders and change-makers.

Our communities have so many inspiring women within them. This is a unique opportunity for us to come together and listen to them tell their stories and be inspired by their courage, their successes and their tenacity.

The event is free. All are welcome. Want to attend one? Look at our events page to see when our next one is.