Why It Matters

We need different and collaborative leaders in elected decision-making roles to have the courage and skills to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. Simply put, we need to have people with different voices and life experiences stepping into elected leadership roles to help govern our communities better. 

What It Is

A mix of virtual and (eventually) in-person training to offer practical and meaningful advice to help female, Indigenous, Black, racialized and youth candidates in Wellington County build successful and effective campaign teams for 2022.

Goals

  1. Diversify the leadership in elected roles across Wellington County
  2. Give candidates tools, support and encouragement needed to win
  3. Celebrate and encourage more participation in our democracy (in and out of politics) 

Campaign School 101

Phase 1: Thinking About Running 

Early Fall 2021 | A 1-hour online information session for those who are #ElectionCurious (offered at various times and dates to be as accessible as possible). We will be opening these calls up to campaign schools running in Guelph and Woodstock. 

Agenda | Are you #ElectionCurious? Here is what you need to think about

  • Your Why
  • Getting ready now 
  • The benefits and risks
  • Planning your campaign plan

Click here to join our mailing list and be notified when registrations are opening up. 

Phase 2: Building Your Campaign

Jan & Feb 2022 | 1 or 2 half-day sessions (hopefullly in person) for candidates and their teams to learn about what it takes to run a successful political campaign. 

Agenda | Getting Ready to Win

  • Building your team
  • Raising money
  • Timing
  • Social platforms and self-care
  • Messaging
  • Campaign tools
  • Messaging, speaking and debating
  • GOTV (Getting Out The Vote)

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Phase 3: Mentoring

Mar – Oct 2022 | We hope to partner female, Indigenous, Black, racialized and youth candidates with experienced campaigners who will share 1-2 hours a month of ongoing advice and mentorship. Campaign School Wellington County will make the initial introduction and let the mentors and mentees decide the best way to use their time.

Get Involved & Sponsor

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We also need financial support to help reach as many people as possible. If your business or service club is interested in supporting our effort, click here to learn more.

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