Activists highlight poverty as election issue at City Hall

Anti-poverty activists unfurled several homemade quilts at City Hall Monday to signify the “eroding safety net” that is plaguing people who rely on Ontario disability support program and who live below the poverty line.

The campaign originated in Toronto during the previous provincial election when residents would describe which socio-economic issues they face on posters affixed to the quilt.

Ottawa residents who made the quilts here say they want to put issues such as social assistance, homelessness, and transit costs at the forefront of the upcoming municipal election.

Ten Years of Women Inspiring a City for All

Jean Pigott Hall, City Hall, 110 Laurier West
Wednesday, 26 November, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:00

Ten Years of Women Inspiring a City for All

Save the date, Come Celebrate


Women leaders engage neighbours in the municipal election

Women participants of the Making Votes Count project are taking action.

They are working with community organizations and their neighbours to make their views known to candidates.

They are sharing with others why voting matters. To find out how to get involved, go to Making Votes Count Where We Live or visit

Celebrating 10 Years - Our New Website

Welcome to the new City for All Women's Initiative (CAWI) website! We are proud to celebrate 10 years by honouring the women, partners, and community that have propelled us to where we are today. We continue our work to advance gender equality and equity in the city of Ottawa.

Thank you for all the hard work that our CAWI members, staff, web developer, translator and graphic designer have contributed to the relaunch of CAWI's website.

To all the women, community leaders, academics and partners who continue to support us - we thank you!