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Across Canada, municipalities and community agencies are advancing gender equality, equity and inclusion through different initiatives, projects, programs and services.

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City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing services that are inclusive and equitable and to support all employees by promoting equity and inclusion, fostering a respectful workplace and making the City of Ottawa a barrier-free workplace.  Since 2002 when Council approved the Equity and Diversity Policy, the City has had a plan in place to ensure equitable and inclusive policies, programs and practices as they related to employment and services provided to the community.  Since 2010, the City has implemented the Equity and Inclusion Lens across all service areas. 


CMARD – Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination

The Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) is one of the six coalitions that compose the International Coalition of Cities Against Racism.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901.

Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP)

Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP)

The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) is a collaborative community initiative designed to strengthen Ottawa’s capacity to welcome immigrants and improve integration outcomes related to economic, social, political, and civic participation.

PEI Coalition for Women in Government

PEI Coalition for Women in Government

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is a multi-partisan organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for women to be elected to all levels of government in Prince Edward Island.


Springtide Resources, Toronto

Springtide Resources

Springtide Resources is a registered charity that develops and implements programs aimed at responding to the growing prevention, intervention and educational needs of those working on gender based violence. Since 1978 Springtide has engaged diverse communities in shared educational strategies and leadership development designed to prevent gender based violence and the effect it has on children.

Women Transforming Cities, Vancouver

Women Transforming Cities

Women Transforming Cities International Society works with women’s organizations, elected officials, urbanists, academics and unions to put an intersectional lens on policies, programmes, staffing, budgets and funding because women and girls work for cities but cities do not work for women and girls. WTC works from local neighbourhoods to change municipal practices.