|Purpose: ||This project will strengthen the ability of 315 women to run for elected positions in 20 Canadian municipalities across the country, particularly in rural and remote areas. The Federation will run a recruitment campaign with the support of current female municipal politicians to identify women, particularly minority women, with leadership potential in their communities. Recruited participants will receive training on running for municipal office in two-day workshops and 20 webinars. The training will cover such topics as: securing a nomination, campaign financing and ethics, policy making, public speaking, media relations and gender issues. The project also includes a protégée program whereby female politicians mentor 65 participants. In addition, it will engage municipal councils and encourage them to actively recruit women and to implement a women in municipal government strategy.