As more women take on political public leadership roles, we are closer to our goal of more representative, responsive and effective government at every level. Together with local, national and international partners, we're developing strategies and tools to ensure that municipal councils are representative of the communities they serve.

On International Women's Day 2022, we launched FCM Momentum, a quarterly newsletter that highlights how our members are collaborating with local community groups, municipal partners and others to foster a more inclusive and supporting municipal environment for women who want to play a leadership role.

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Canadian Women in Local Leadership (CanWILL)

Canadian Women in Local Leadership (CanWILL) is inspired by the Toward Parity Framework. It aims to foster diversity and inclusion on municipal councils so they better reflect the citizens they serve.

Tunisia: Inclusive Municipal Leadership

The goal of this project is to ensure that citizens and elected officials have more influence over the management of local affairs in eight Tunisian municipalities.
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Focus areas
Themes that guide us

Our work is centred around core focus areas like infrastructure, affordable housing and ​climate and environment. We do advocacy and policy work in these areas and also have relevant programs with resources, training, support and sometimes funding. Browse our focus areas to find information that fits your needs.

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We may be able to fund part of your innovative, sustainability-related municipal project. We fund plans, studies, pilot projects, capital projects and more.

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