The Federation of Canadian Municipalities commissioned an environmental scan in 2022 to highlight various gender-responsive and inclusive approaches being used, or developed, by municipalities across Canada.

The purpose of this research was to showcase some meaningful and practical ways that municipalities, regardless of their size or history in working towards gender equity, can support the direct engagement and leadership of women and gender diverse individuals in local government. Additional analysis was conducted to further categorize findings and identify trends and themes to help municipal stakeholders make sense of the rich information gathered.

The three documents linked on this page share the findings from that environmental scan, in three different formats:

Research and analysis were conducted by Seasonova, with additional contributions from Ali McLean.

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