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Friday, September 20, 2013

Women Making Votes Count in Municipal Elections

We received the following invitation to share:

Hello neighbours and colleagues,

I am thrilled to share this opportunity for five women in Kanata to join me in Making Votes Count, a facilitator training project for doing community research! Please share this with anyone who may be interested.

Are you interested in joining with women in Kanata and across the City to increase voter turn-out? Are you a woman living in Kanata; a woman from a specific community often under-represented among decision-makers: Aboriginal, immigrant, racialized, living with a disability, living on low income, or from another community? Join the project to learn skills for facilitating focus groups and doing community research, learn how City government works, discover what prevents your neighbours from voting, and meet with women from neighbourhoods across the city.

Making Votes Count starts in October 2013 and ends with a celebratory graduation in February 2014, where participants will receive a certificate for their contribution. Women will participate in four full-day workshops downtown and at City Hall, support focus groups in Kanata neighbourhoods, inform the City and service providers how they can help improve voter turn-out, and present neighbourhood concerns to their City Councillor.

Training is free, with lunch and a $100 honorarium provided. Childcare and transportation costs are covered.

To register or for more information,  please contact Maria Friis <friis@wocrc.ca> by September 30th