|Purpose: ||This 24-month project will enable 24 francophone women from Ontarios racial and ethnocultural minorities to develop their leadership abilities so that they can take an active part on school boards or sit on the boards of directors of community or private-sector organizations in Ontario. The MOFIF will adapt and use the training modules on governance developed by the Centre en leadership et évaluation. A set of 10 workshops on governance and on how school boards operate will be offered to the women. These workshops will be followed by personal mentoring for each of the 90 women trained which will then enable them to get involved in the decision-making bodies of their choice. During the project, the organization will educate those in charge of school boards and organizations about the issues of immigrant women and about the value-added of their involvement on these bodies. Two meetings will be held with a goal to educate as well as to elicit greater citizen participation of women from Ontarios racial and ethnocultural minorities.