|Purpose: ||The project will enable 100 Francophone women in minority language communities to acquire the skills required to become leaders and assume decision making positions on advisory committees and municipal councils. Using existing tools, improved by women themselves, participants will receive training in municipal government and its bodies; leadership and influence; and equality policy and inclusion measures. Participants will also have at least one group mentoring session (observation of the work of councils) and receive the support of leaders (champions) involved with the project. The latter will also work to establish agreements with at least three municipalities to enhance their practices/measures to foster the participation of Francophone women in their decision making bodies. One hundred other Francophone women will be recruited and registered in a provincial candidates' bank that can be consulted for positions in various decision making bodies. All of the training will be included in a best practices guide to be disseminated at the end of the 36 month project.