Women's Leadership Project




The Women’s Leadership project is a project funded by Status of Women Canada.

PARO Centre in partnership with Women in Politics strives to increase women’s representation in political leadership at all levels of government and school boards in Northwestern Ontario.

With female representation still below 30% in most municipalities, the project will help to create an environment where women are encouraged to be politically active in their communities. PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise will be focused on developing programming and relationships throughout the region in order to increase our support network for women who want to be politically involved.


Strategic Objectives

During the course of the project PARO in coordination with our partners, we will design and set up a support program including strategies for increased gender equality within systems that influence women’s leadership, especially for those women who wish to run for political office or school board positions.

  • To advance gender equality by engaging the community around transforming political systems
  • Increase the number of women elected in Northwestern Ontario in all levels of government and school boards
  • Set up a database of mentors who are willing to support women running for public office
  • We will participate in various community organizations to gain support and for them to support gender equality within their systems.


Visit our partners website to access the resources created by this project.... Women in politics