Join Us for ‘Women in Niagara Politics’ –  2018 Candidates Public Forum

Wednesday, September 12th from 7 to 9 P.M at                  St. Catharines Centennial Library

An Invite to All from the Niagara District Council of Women

Posted August 24th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Former Niagara Regional Chair Debbie Zimmerman will be the Forum’s moderator

Niagara, Ontario  The Niagara District Council of Women will be hosting a “Women in Niagara Politics – 2018 Candidates Public Forum” on Wednesday, September 12 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at the St. Catharines Centennial Library (54 Church St. in St. Catharines’ downtown.) 

 We have invited all 21 women who are running for either Mayor or Regional Councillor in Niagara municipalities to speak for 3-4 minutes, with questions to follow.  Candidate confirmations to attend have been very high with only a few unable to attend due to other commitments.

 The focus of this unique candidates’ meeting is the fact that women are needed in Niagara politics and can make a difference in how our communities are best served in all aspects of life — economics, education, health, environment, housing, justice, status of women, social development and seniors’ issues.Debbie Zimmerman, a former Regional Chair and CEO of Grape Growers of Ontario, has kindly agreed to moderate the meeting for us.  

 Although we are not able to invite all the women in the region who are running for other offices in local municipalities to be speakers (there are far too many to allow sufficient time for each), they are all to be commended and will be most welcome to attend.

The Niagara District Council of Women (NDCW) has 26 federated group members plus individual members from across the Region. This year we celebrate our 100th year of service to the community.  In June, we hosted women from across the country at the 125th AGM of the National Council of Women of Canada at Niagara College.  

You can learn more about our council, our history and 100th Year Anniversary at

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