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Women in Local Government

Gatineau, QC

Head Start Gatineau is a dynamic and experienced group of young women working with Councillor Sylvie Goneau. PolitiquElle, as the group is now known, has created their own name, logo, slogan and overall look in order to promote their work and visibility within the community.

PolitiquElle began with discussions in order to articulate the group's understanding of the underrepresentation of young women in local government. Following this the group has undertaken an ambitious level of consultation with the wide distribution of a well-constructed online survey. This survey is intended to capture the opinions and views of community members from across the City of Gatineau.

The group will analyse this data and based on the barriers to young women's participation that have been identified by the group and by the community at large, PolitiquElle will construct a project to address the most significant of these barriers.

Stay tuned to learn about the research and actions taken by PolitiquElle!

Page Updated: 08/09/2016