CAWI aims to build a more inclusive Ottawa. We work alongside diverse women and community organizations to train and support their capacity building, civic engagement, and collective advocacy. Learn about our programs, committee, advocacy, actions, training and publications below.

Programs & committee

We do much of our work through two programs – Making Voices Count and  Maamawe: Women Reducing Poverty Together. Our Women’s Action Committee helps set our advocacy direction.

Advocacy & actions

We advocate and take action on issues and policies affecting women and their communities. Our past campaigns have focused on issues such as affordable housing and social assistance.


We run free workshops for residents that center women, non-binary and gender-non-conforming folks. Learn how voting, local government, city budgets and deputations work. Find out how to create change in your city.


Find reports, toolkits and educational guides on civic engagement, intersectional feminism and more. Our publications are free to view and download.