FCM has been delivering relevant and helpful programs to increase women in local government since 2004, thanks to the financial support of Status of Women Canada.
Head Start for Young Women responded to the intersecting barriers experienced by young women when it came to participation in local government.
This program worked to engage young Canadian women (ages 18 - 28) interested in becoming leaders and decision-makers in municipal government. The Protégé program was based on shadowing and mentoring with an elected official.
The program's goal was to increase the number of women of all ages involved in leadership and decision-making roles in municipal government.
FCM worked with municipal governments, women's organizations, and more than 600 women in six diverse communities across Canada on increasing women's participation in local decision making. The following report is the fruit of that project.
Page Updated: 08/09/2016