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Chantal Ouellet, former mayor of Scotstown, QC, winner of the Ann MacLean Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman in Municipal Politics
  • Women in local government
The Ann MacLean Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman in Municipal Politics recognizes retired women municipal politicians who have shown exemplary service to their community and constituents and to mentoring women who want to run for elected office. It is named in honour of FCM Past President, Ann MacLean, who led FCM's campaign to increase the number of women in municipal politics across Canada.
FCM awards the Mayor Andrée Boucher Memorial Scholarship to two female college or university students deemed to have submitted the best research paper on a topic related to women in politics. The scholarship is named in honour of the late mayor of Quebec City. 
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This toolkit explores how municipalities across Canada can work to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the leadership gap. Using examples from select municipalities, it provides resources and tools for local action to support women as leaders and agents of change.
  • Women in local government
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By ensuring the participation of women in the political life of their community and by responding to their specific needs, municipal governments can play a leading role in helping to achieve gender equality.
  • Women in local government
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The resources in this toolkit are based on the findings of a research project conducted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with funding from Status of Women Canada.
  • Women in local government
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Thinking about running for municipal office? This guide provides tips and tools for campaigning and beyond.
  • Women in local government
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FCM's Getting to 30% initiative focused on increasing the participation of women in municipal decision-making. This document outlines this initiative's accomplishments and lessons learned.
  • Women in local government
2019 Federation of Canadian Municipalities