Two Government Leadership Opportunities

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Reminder – The New Westminster & District Labour Council has opened registration for our local government leadership initiative Our Future Your Path, focussed on union members identifying as women or non-binary who are interested in running for political office in the next 1-5 years. Hosted by the NWDLC, this opportunity is open to union and community members across BC.


Our program in partnership with PowHERhouse Impact Media, a BC based Indigenous-owned social impact organization, kicks off with a free FireCircle event on Saturday, May 29, 2021 (poster attached). This event features Hli Haykwhl Ẃii Xsgaak The Hon. Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Art, Culture, and Sport, the Hon. Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care, and Trish Mandewo, Coquitlam City Councillor speaking on their path to elected office and will feature break out groups and activities with other past and current local government leaders from across BC.


Our Future Your Path FireCircle Event

Saturday May 29, 2021


Free virtual event

Register here:


The FireCircle event will be followed by a 10-week intensive cohort program. Limited spots are available for this interactive experience beginning June 16. Designed for those looking to become future political champions by those who have been there with input from those leading in politics at this time. Cohort cost: $895 pp. These sessions run evenings on June 16, July 7, July 28, and August 18 and will be held online.


More information on the cohort program, including registration can be found here:


We are asking local unions and labour councils to consider fully or partially funding the cost to attend the cohort program. We believe that by providing a supportive learning environment with shared experiences from current and past leaders we can increase diversity and participation of those with strong labour values on City Councils, School Boards and other elected positions in our communities. Please share this opportunity widely with your members.


Thank you in advance for your help in making this initiative a success!

Shared on behalf of the CLC


Below you’ll find information about an upcoming local government election course. The course is targeted to people that have an interest in running for local government office but would like more information. Please feel free to share with your delegates.

So You Want to Run for Local Office?

Are you considering running for Council, School Board, or Regional District Board in 2022 in your community? The Canadian Labour Congress and the Winch Institute are hosting a workshop for potential candidates on May 25th at 7:00 p.m. The 90-minute Zoom session will consist of a panel discussion with current and former councillors and trustees, regional breakout groups, and expert instruction. The workshop will be part of a series of campaign workshops and community forums in the lead up to the 2022 Local Government Elections. This initial workshop will focus on the reasons to run for public office, the work of elected officials, and what you need to start doing now in order to win in 2022.


You can apply for the course here: Space is limited, so sign up quickly! You’ll be notified if you are accepted.

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