Mayors are among the most important, and least understood, leaders in Canadian politics.

The Mayors Project is the first national study on urban mayors in Canada. It started as a PhD dissertation on the power of big city mayors. It’s grown into a comprehensive resource on mayors and mayoral elections in Canada.

Are you a mayor, or running to become a mayor? Do you want to learn about mayors, or mayoral candidates? Are you interested in current research about mayors in Canada? Or maybe you care about Canadian cities, and want to be part of a larger conversation about how we strengthen the leadership of our cities?

Good news: this site is for you.