We envision an Ottawa that fully values women's knowledge, experiences, work, rights and leadership.
We have trained 238 women from diverse communities to become more engaged as city-decision makers. Learn more about CAWI's impact.
"We must open doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through." Rosemary Brown
Passionate about women, social justice, and community? Get involved or donate! Join hundreds of local women and contribute to a city for all.

Equity & Inclusion

Five cities across Canada finding different ways to inspire change and belonging and a city for all. Ready for change? Our newly released national guide launched on June 8.

Making Votes Count

Residents living in low-income neighbourhoods, Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres, CAWI and community partners are working together to increase long term civic engagement and voter turnout across Ottawa.

Facilitation for Change

A diversity of women provide facilitation and training to enable groups and organizations to reflect, learn and take action to promote positive change.



To inform City Budget 2016!

Contact the Mayor and your City Councillor or attend a budget consultation to let them know what you want to see in the draft budget. Read more


Khadijah Khan-Potter is originally from the Philippines who lived in the U.S. for many years and then moved to Ottawa in the early 2001.