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.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on September 29, 2014 - 12:00am
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.
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!