City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)

We envision a city where everyone can thrive. Where diverse voices are heard, valued and honoured. Where social equity, inclusion and justice are priorities.

Our grassroots non-profit is led and run by diverse women. To pursue our vision, we work with women, non-binary and gender-non-conforming residents with lived experience of marginalization, as well as partners and City decision makers.

Learn more about our approach and our programs.

Living in Ottawa? Help us build a city for all.

Learn about civic engagement

Did you know that local government makes decisions that affect you every day? Find out how it works and why your views matter. Learn about civic engagement and why it’s important.

Create the change you want

You have the potential to make a difference to lives. The power to strengthen your community. The right to demand inclusion, equity and justice from your government. We can help you learn how!

Join our caring community

Our membership is a diverse community of women, non-binary and gender-non-conforming folks living in Ottawa-Gatineau. Join us to support and get involved in CAWI’s work.

Partner with us

Do you share our vision of an inclusive city? We build thoughtful partnerships with organizations, municipalities, community groups, and academia. Learn more about the benefits of working with us.

Hire us

Want to strengthen inclusion and equality in your organization? We offer training and consultancy led by diverse women with lived experience of marginalization. Learn more about our social enterprise services.

CAWI’s work in Ottawa-Gatineau takes place on the traditional unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe nation. As uninvited guests on this land, we acknowledge the leadership of Indigenous women from time immemorial and seek to learn and unlearn our own colonial practices as we support just city-building.

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