Joint Candidate Information Session

Joint Candidate Information Sessions 

Thinking about running in the upcoming municipal election or school board election? Wondering what is involved? Not sure who to ask? The municipalities within Grey County are hosting a Candidate Information Session on April 17, 2018 in Owen Sound. It will be held at the Bayshore Community Centre on 1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound (see map below).  Time is from 6-8PM. Stay posted for further details.

To register for one of the candidate information sessions, follow the following link or search for “2018 Municipal Election Candidate Information Session” on   

Another Candidate Information Session will be held on June 21, 2018 in Flesherton. It is at the Flesherton Kinplex on 2 Highland Drive, Flesherton (see map below). Time is from 6-8PM.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is pleased to announce that the 2018 update to So You Want to Run for Council will be live at by mid to late February, 2018. This course is geared to individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal council. In order to get information out to candidates we are seeking your assistance in promoting the course.
About the Course:
Current and retired members of council designed “So You Wish to Run for Council?” and it presents the challenges and opportunities candidates will face through the campaign and as sitting members of council.
The course content is valuable for anyone running for council, as it not only examines the rules that govern him or her but also brings to light some of the cultural and soft knowledge pieces that influence the lives of members of council. Course content covers:
·         Reasons That You Should and Should Not Run for Council;
·         What You Should Know Before You Run for Office;
·         Dealing with the Media;
·         Techniques for Working with Others;
·         The Roles of Council Members and Staff;
·         What the True Power and Influence of Municipal Government is;
·         Transparency and Accountability in Government;
·         and much more...
All information on this website is provided as a public resource of general information. Every effort is made to ensure that the documents on this website are accurate and contain the latest amendments; however, the Township of Southgate does not guarantee or accept any responsibility for accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of information provided here.