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

City of Ottawa logo

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. 

City of Toronto

City of Toronto

The City of Toronto's motto is "Diversity our Strength".  As one of the most diverse cities in the world, the City of Toronto recognizes, values and champions equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights.  The City is committed to ensuring that Toronto's diversity is integrated into all aspects of City business and to enhancing the capacity of employees to deliver policies, programs and services to Toronto's diverse population.

City of Vancouver

City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is a long standing leader in its commitment to foster equity, diversity and inclusion, both in its workplaces and in the community at large. This commitment is fundamental to the City’s values, strategic goals and daily work practices.

CCMARD

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.

CMARD, City of Lethbridge

CMARD, City of Lethbridge

CMARD Lethbridge is a collaborative committee of community and municipal stakeholders that work to ensure Lethbridge continue its commitment to ensuring it be a welcoming, inclusive and secure community for all citizens to live, work, play and visit.  The City of Lethbridge made a commitment to the CMARD charter in 2007 and has continued to be innovative in its approaches to engaging citizens to build a community for all. 

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.

Toronto Women’s City Alliance

Toronto Women’s City Alliance

Toronto Women’s City Alliance was formed in 2004 by a diverse group of women who have been organizing to end the growing silence and invisibility of girls’ and women’s voices and issues from the political agenda in the City of Toronto. TWCA works to ensure political commitment to addressing and removing barriers that many women face in accessing essential services.

 

Town of Stratford, Community Engagement

Town of Stratford, Community Engagement

The Town of Stratford is striving to build the best community possible including ensuring that all persons can participate fully in community life and can realize their full potential regardless of their race, creed, language or ability.

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.