What is Qulliit doing to increase women’s involvement in Municipal Processes?

In the fall of 2003, Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council, in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, participated in an exciting research project to strengthen women’s involvement in municipal public participation processes.

What were the four main strategies of the Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Processes?

  • Building and strengthening partnerships
  • Surveying the “state of the art” of gender-inclusive participatory practices at the municipal level
  • Participatory action research in six Canadian communities
  • Creation of a “Tool Kit” of gender inclusive public participation tools for municipal governments and women’s groups

What was the Purpose of this Project?

The purpose of the project was to contribute to changing municipal consultation practices and policies so that the full diversity of Canadian women has a meaningful voice in the decisions that affect their daily lives. The specific objectives were to:

  • Equip municipal governments with information, tools and strategies that will assist them to develop and implement public participation processes that involve the diversity of women in their communities
  • Make recommendations to FCM and to participating local municipalities for action to strengthen women’s involvement in public participation processes
  • Develop national and local partnerships that will strengthen the capacity of municipal governments to involve women, and the capacity of women’s organizations to participate in municipal consultation and decision-making processes

Where can I read a report from the Project?

Please click here to download a copy of the final report for Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Processes.