Media Advisory: Guide to Promote Equity and Inclusion in Cities to Launch

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Guide to Promote Equity and Inclusion in Cities to Launch 


Ottawa, June 3, 2015—The media are invited to attend the launch of the new national guide, Advancing Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Municipalities. The book is the result of a partnership between Ottawa’s City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) and municipalities, national organizations, and women’s groups from  across Canada. 


Launch details

Monday, June 8, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Councillors’ Lounge, 2nd floor 

About the guide

Advancing Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Municipalities is a tool for City managers, staff, City Councillors, and community organizations working to create stronger, more inclusive cities. Ottawa has been a leader in this project. It builds on learning from CAWI’s in partnership with the City of Ottawa on the Equity and Inclusion Lens in the City of Ottawa. The tool recognizes that when municipalities work for those who are most at risk of exclusion, including women and girls from a diversity of backgrounds, they work for everyone. The workbook is designed to help them plan, create and sustain positive change that builds on the strengths of their diverse populations. It integrates promising practices from across Canada.  


National project partners: 

City of Lethbridge, AB   

CMARD Lethbridge (Lethbridge, AB)

City of Ottawa, ON    

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Town of Stratford, PEI   

PEI Coalition for Women in Government (Stratford, PEI)

City of Toronto, ON   

Springtide Resources (Toronto, ON)

City of Vancouver, BC   

Toronto Women’s City Alliance (Toronto, ON)

Canadian Commission for UNESCO  

Women Transforming Cities (Vancouver, BC)

City for All Women Initiative (Ottawa, ON) 

MEDIA CONTACT: Nicole d’Entremont, Waterwood Communications nicole@waterwoodcommunications.com 613-608-7668  
This project has been funded by Status of Women Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.