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Women in Local Government

Getting to 30% Program

The Getting to 30% program was launched in March 2010. FCM gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Status of Women Canada. The program's goal was to increase the number of women of all ages involved in leadership and decision-making roles in municipal government.

The program was open to all women but reaches out especially to those in rural and remote areas through municipal campaign workshops and mentoring opportunities across Canada - all aimed at encouraging and training women to run in municipal elections. Results were promising, with almost 40 per cent of workshop participants going on to be elected to civic office.

Webinar series

FCM has produced a wealth of information for its workshops on women in municipal government. This information has also been shared through a series of webinars that FCM has hosted for women who have not been able to attend the workshops. Now available as audio-video recordings, these webinars provide instruction and best practices around five key electoral challenges:

Page Updated: 21/12/2015