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Women in Local Government

Past Programs

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.

  • Diverse Voices for Change

    Diverse Voices for Change

    FCM's exciting initiative to increase the number of women from diverse communities who are actively informed by, and engaged in, local government decision-making. Diverse Voices for Change will contribute to FCM's mandate of achieving 30 per cent women's participation in local government by 2026 by increasing the diversity of women in leadership roles at the municipal level.
  • Head Start for Young Women Program (2013-2014)

    Head Start for Young Women Program (2013-2014)

    Head Start for Young Women responded to the intersecting barriers experienced by young women when it came to participation in local government.
  • Protégé Program (2011-2013)

    Protégé Program (2011-2013)

    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.
  • Getting to 30% (2010-2011)

    Getting to 30% (2010-2011)

    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's Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Consultation Processes Project (2004-2010)

    FCM's Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Consultation Processes Project (2004-2010)

    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: 31/10/2018