Business View Civil & Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 11

9 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 11 WE ALL WIN: AMO ENCOURAGES DIVERSITY IN 2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTION T he Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is launching an initiative to encourage more candidates from diverse communities to run in the 2022 municipal elections. The campaign, called “We all Win,” promotes the understanding that municipal governments serve the public better when they reflect the diversity of their communities. Having the voice of diverse genders and identities, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities and more around the council table is key to building inclusive and sustainable communities across the province. The campaign will spotlight advice and experiences from elected officials who are making a difference through municipal government. AMO is building an online resource page to help connect those considering a run for municipal office with organizations that provide resources and training to candidates. AMO also provides an online resource, “So You Want to Run for Council,” that provides all kinds of advice and insight into getting ready to run and the ins and outs of the role of a municipal councillor. “AMO’s Board recognizes that more inclusive municipal councils will help create stronger, more equitable communities,” said AMO OPENING L INES