She Governs: Participating in Municipal Leadership (EV Calgary)
For 2022, the She Governs program is a model council and virtual panel event that gives young women access to elected officials and governance leaders at The City of Calgary. The objective of the She Governs program is to inspire young women to get involved in the political process by giving them the opportunity to become familiar with political institutions and those serving them locally.
The City of Calgary and Equal Voice Calgary invites anyone who identifies as a woman in Grades 9–12 to participate in the following FREE activities.
Who: Anyone who identifies as a young woman in Calgary (grades 9 to 12)
Date: Monday March 7, 2022
Time: The model council begins at 8:30 a.m., the virtual panel begins at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Both events will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams
Students are welcome to apply for the model council and register for the panel event.
Panel event – 11:15 a.m.
Young women in Calgary (grades 9 to 12), teachers, and classrooms, are invited to register to attend a live virtual panel where they can ask questions of City leaders and meet with other civically engaged youth.
Join Calgary’s women elected officials while they share their experiences in becoming leaders and answer questions from participants.
Councillor Sonya Sharp, Ward 1
Councillor Jennifer Wyness, Ward 2
Councillor Jasmine Mian, Ward 3
Councillor Kourtney Penner, Ward 11
Model council – 8:30 a.m.
Young women applied to participate in a model council with elected officials and governance leaders at The City of Calgary. 15 young women across Calgary have been selected to participate. Selected participants will assume the role of a Member of Council and go through a ‘mock’ Council meeting process, with the opportunity to debate, provide amendments to motions and vote on the motions. Model council provides students with a unique opportunity to understand the responsibilities of our elected officials at City Hall. Upon participating in model council, participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Applications now closed.