Looking to strengthen your community? Want to speak up on the issues that are important to you? You’re in the right place. CAWI can help you get heard and make a difference to people’s lives. Explore ways to learn, take action and support our mission below.

“We have a right to fight for what we believe in.”
Lisa Quesnel, Volunteer Resident Leader, Making Voices Count

Where do you want to start?


Find free training and learning resources. Understand the importance of civic engagement, how local government works, and how to influence decisions that are important to you.

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Create positive change in your community. There are lots of ways to take action, from voting to advocating for change. Don’t worry if you’ve never done something like this before – we’re here to support you.

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Become a member to contribute ideas and vote on important issues at CAWI. You can also explore options for volunteering or helping people learn with us. Join our dynamic and diverse network of women.

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Help our not-for-profit organization continue to fight for equity, justice and inclusion in Ottawa. Your donation will make a difference to people’s lives and our city’s future.


We collaborate with partners and allies who share our mission and values. Want to see what we can achieve together? Talk to us about forming a partnership.