HSA supporting members to attend Women's Campaign School

Are you a woman considering running for elected office, or working in a key position in a future election campaign?  If so, then the Canadian Women Voters Congress Women’s Campaign School is for you.

Dates:      June 12 to June 14, 2015
Location:  Victoria, BC

The Canadian Women Voters Congress is a nonpartisan, grass roots organization, dedicated to encouraging Canadian women to become strong, effective voices at all levels of government.   Women make up 51% of the population, yet the number of women in elected positions across Canada remains less than 30%. 

The Women’s Campaign School is the longest-running campaign school of its kind in Canada. The speakers are veteran elected officials and campaign organizers from all parties, coming together at this non-partisan event to share practical skills and first-hand experiences working in our political system.  More than 500 students have benefited from participating in this event since 1999.

This year Women's Campaign School will be held at the Chambers of the Legislative Assembly of BC in Victoria. In this inspiring setting, participants will learn how to run an electoral campaign from start to finish. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skills by developing and presenting their own campaign plans. 
2015 Schedule

  • Friday June 12th, 7-9pm: Opening Reception in Legislative Rotunda
  • Saturday June 13, 9am-5pm: Educational Programming in the Legislative Chambers
  • Sunday June 14, 9am-1pm: Educational Programming, Campaign Plan 

The complete program and on-line registration are available here.

HSA will provide financial support for a limited number of members to attend the campaign school.  Members seeking support should submit a completed Political Action Fund application to Carol Riviere ( or fax to 604.515.8889 or 1.800.663.6119).