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What Is This?

Born out of the Waterloo Region Women’s Municipal Campaign School, this initiative seeks to create connections between women, trans, and non-binary folx looking to get involved in political life.

Whether you’re considering running for political office at all levels or want to get involved by supporting a female, trans, or non-binary candidate in their campaign … reach out!

Why Is This Necessary?

A strong team is integral to a candidate’s success. A strong team can also bring joy. People working together to bring positive change and to serve their communities is an inherently beautiful thing. It takes all kinds of people with all kinds of skills to make a campaign successful.

The Process (probably…)

You, The Interested Party, submit your name and email in the Get Involved Google Form. It also has a section for you to say what skills you’ve got that you would like to contribute to a candidate’s campaign.

A Candidate who identifies as a woman, trans, or a non-binary person can request access to this database as they are putting together a campaign team. The Kitchen Cabinet team (of one currently) will reach out to you first and connect you and the Candidate via email or your preferred communication channel.

You and the candidate chat and see if you two would like to work together.

That’s it!

What’s in a name?

The name “The Kitchen Cabinet” is a term used by Maryam Monsef, former MP of Peterborough-Kawartha in Ontario, Canada on March 6, 2022.

The idea is that a candidate’s campaign team can be a long term, supportive relationship. That the team is integral to a candidate’s success – not only in getting elected but also in thriving in their role.

Submit your suggestions for how this initiative grows.

Tell Us About Yourself!

You have a unique skillset. Unique experiences. Unique insights. You can bring those to a candidate’s table and be a key part of their Kitchen Cabinet. Submit your name here.

“The best part of politics is the team.”

– Hon. Maryam Monsef, former MP for Peterborough-Kawartha 

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Our Values

The ground rules. Everyone is deserving of respect and kindness. We strive to be actively anti-racist. We support 2SLGBTQIA+ folks. We support BIPOC folks.

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Campaign Toolkit

Coming soon!
We’re thinking easy-to-use open source templates for the teams to use as needed.

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Coming soon!
We’re thinking traditional and social media training, debate training, pitch training, door knocking best practices, etc.

Submit your suggestions for how this initiative grows.

Get in touch

This is BRAND NEW and only mildly thought out. It was based on some observations and insights shared during the Waterloo Region Women’s Campaign School and created while listening to amazing speakers.

We are wide open to suggestions for how to make this better.

Let us know what you’d like to see, what you’ve found helpful, and how this initiative can be better.

Who The Eff Is Behind This?

Also hi hello.

My name is Rebecca Petricevic. I was raised in Waterloo Region and I live in Kitchener. I’ve got a background in project management and digital marketing. I currently work in software development consulting.

I attended the Waterloo Region Women’s Municipal Training School and was inspired by how many of the panelists mentioned how integral their teams were. I believe teams make or break your experience with anything.

I don’t get paid to do this. I’m not going to sell your personal information and I won’t be monetizing this site. I also believe in community support and open source information sharing. Thus …. this. *gestures vaguely around*

You can find me on social media to see that I’m not some random weirdo. You can verify that through my social media.

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