NWDLC Event and Leadership Training Opportunity

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The New Westminster & District Labour Council is excited to launch registration for our local government leadership initiative Our Future Your Path www.ourfutureyourpath.com, focused 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 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: https://www.powherhouse.com/nwdlc-firecircle-may-29/

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! Wishing you and your members safety and health in these challenging times.

In solidarity,

Janet Andrews, Secretary-Treasurer

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