What is it?
The City is developing a Women and Gender Equity Strategy so that everyone, regardless of their gender, age, abilities, religion, race or income, can fully take part in all aspects of life in Ottawa.
The strategy is due early 2020. It will show how the City will work to close the gender gap to ensure that everyone feels safe and can thrive in their communities and work places.
Gender equity means acknowledging everyone’s unique needs, experience and reality. It ensures all people: men, women and gender diverse persons, have equal access to rights and opportunities.
For the City, the goal is to ensure all residents receive services in an equitable and barrier-free way when interacting with their municipal government.
Engagement with community groups, residents and partners played a major role in shaping the priorities of the strategy. From August 2019 to January 2020:
- 70+ community members and 50 City staff engaged in discussions
- 170 community members engaged in a public engagement forum
- 150 community members contributed through the Engage Ottawa online platform
- 150 + community members participated in a 2SLGBTQ+ public forum held in partnership with Wisdom2Action
The WGES Public Engagement Findings Report [ 544 KB ] summarizes what we heard during the public consultations.
The Ottawa 2SLGBTQ+ Service Needs, Gaps and Recommendations Report [ 2.97 KB ] summarizes what we heard during engagement with the diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Ottawa in partnership with Wisdom2Action.
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