Creating new knowledge
CAWI recognizes that women across our diversity have insights that can help to make our city a better place to live for all. As well, there are lessons to be learned from initiatives that women have undertaken around the world. By bringing together the skills and knowledge of academics with women at the grassroots, we are able to create new knowledge.
Some examples include:
- CAWI's beginnings were grounded in two research projects: Women's Access to Municipal Services (2002) and Women's Access to City Decision Making (2004) that engaged women from diverse communities and organizations across the city.
- CAWI identified good practices across Canada and internationally to inform the development of the Gender Equality Guide.
- In a participatory evaluation project, three community evaluators worked with academics to evaluate the effectiveness of CAWI's Civic Participation Training (2008)
- Working in partnership with the City of Ottawa, CAWI conducted focus groups to inform the development of the City of Ottawa Recreation Master Plan (2009) and (2011).
- Working in partnership with Carleton University and the Centre of Governance of University of Ottawa, CAWI conducted a study of migration patterns of immigrant and Aboriginal women and men within the National Capital Region, including both the City of Ottawa and the City of Gatineau (2008).
- Six CAWI women participated in a photo voice project sponsored by the University of Ottawa to use photography to make visible the impact of civic participation training on the health and well-being of immigrant women (2009).
- Three-year participant observation and action research of CAWI as a feminist practice, with funds from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council granted to Carleton University (2008-2011).
This research has been possible thanks to the financial and in-kind contribution of Status of Women Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation, University of Ottawa, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and City of Ottawa
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|Status of Women Canada|
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|Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council|
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