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2018 Out To Win - LGBTIQ+ Candidate & Campaign Training

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Ryerson University - Faculty of Community Services

99 Gerrard Street East

6th Floor

Toronto, ON M5B 1G7

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Join ProudPolitics for OUT TO WIN 2018, a non-partisan LGBTIQ+ candidate and campaign training for aspiring and current LGBTIQ+ and ally candidates and civic leaders, their campaigns teams, and friends and family. The workshop aims to:

  • Identify barriers, challenges, and opportunities facing aspiring and LGBTIQ+ candidates with overlapping complex intersectionalities

  • Help aspiring and current LGBTIQ+ and ally candidates and their campaign teams develop communications strategies to address issues pertaining to sexual orientation, gender identity, and complex intersectionalities

  • Provide aspiring LGBTIQ+ civic leaders with foundational considerations prior to taking the journey toward candidacy.

Featuring:

  • Joanne Bernard - former Nova Scotia Liberal MLA and Cabinet Minister

  • Morgane Oger - BC NDP VP, former BC NDP candidate and trans advocate

  • Nathan Rotman - Chief of Staff to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley

  • Chris Moise - TDSB Vice Chair and Trustee (Toronto Centre - Rosedale)

  • Phil Gillies - former Ontario PC MPP (Brant) and cabinet minister

  • Nadia Bello - former TDSB Trustee (Scarborough East)

  • Brian Chang - Federal NDP candidate (Scarborough-Agincourt)

  • Lunch n' Learn by DemocracyKit.org

*Breakfast & lunch will be served.

**Live Webcast available on day-of event.


PROGRAM - (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

8:30-9:00 Registration with Networking Coffee, Tea, & Breakfast

9:00-9:30 Welcoming Remarks & Introductions

9:35-10:35 Why do you want to run for office?

A guided discussion that explores running for the right reasons and being ready for the questions that will come your way as a candidate.

10:40-11:45 Coming Out Again

When LGBTQ persons decide to run for office, they often face the challenge of “coming out” all over again - this time to an audience of voters and complete strangers. We also touch on the need to prepare family, spouse, partner, etc. for the being in the spotlight.

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Intersectionality: Being LGBTQ and ….

A diversity discussion on navigating multiple identities while running for office.

2:05-3:05 Resource Roundup

An engaging discussion about what networks and resources you actually have now that may realistically be utilized during a campaign.

3:15-4:00 Out to Serve

This discussion, led by more experienced LGBTQ office-holders who were either out when elected or came out while in office, explores their time in office and how large a role (if any) their sexual orientation played.


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Ryerson University - Faculty of Community Services

99 Gerrard Street East

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Toronto, ON M5B 1G7

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