This report provides background for the City of Ottawa and the community as we work together to achieve results. The original motion passed unanimously by Council in March 2018, and put forward by Councillors Deans and McKenney, was motivated by the realization that women in the political and public life of the City have been under-represented and under-valued. It also recognized that women and men experience cities differently, and that this needs to be taken into account in the development and delivery of the City’s policies, procedures, and services.

City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) is seeking a passionate, strategic and collaborative candidate to fill the position of Executive Director of the organization. After 15 years of exceptional work, our Director, Suzanne Doerge, will retire in May 2019 to pursue other life interests. This transition takes place at a time of great potential for the organization. This position will be an opportunity to move the mandate of CAWI forward in new and creative ways.

This training is sponsored by City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) in partnership with the Ottawa Righting Relations Circle. The Ottawa Circle is part of the national network of Righting Relations – a women led, Pan-Canadian network of community educators working together to strengthen our capacity to work critically, creatively and collectively with marginalized communities for radical social change.