Ongoing Action

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Since 2004, CAWI has hosted over 30 Women's Action Forums that have enabled women to discuss emerging issues at City Hall, presented over 40 Deputations to Committees of City Council, trained over 200 women as more informed city-decision makers, and provided advocacy on social issues that have impacted diverse communities. Read more about CAWI's impact.

Women's Action Forums, held 10 times a year at City Hall, are lead by women and all are welcomed. These forums are where women learn about issues arising in the city that directly impact their daily life, including childcare, public transit, food, employment housing, etc.

Women have worked in Advisory Committees with City staff to hold focus groups and surveys in their communities so as to inform city planning.

And we have fun, using creative expression to engage our communities and share our views with City Council: skits, spoken word, video, songs, postcard campaign and even ‘Peach Papers’.

The Civic Participation Kit provides easy-to-read information on how to bring your views forward to city decision makers. Our Views Matter brochure, which gives an even shorter overview, is available in seven languages to distribute in your community.


CAWI supports women to influence City decision makers on issues of importance to them and their communities by presenting deputations. A deputation is a formal written or verbal presentation to make your views known to City Council.
City Council provides opportunities for citizens, community groups and agencies to present deputations. Learn more in How City Government Works.


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