Publications

These publications are part of a three-year project titled, “Action on Systemic Barriers to Women’s Participation in Local Government”, funded by Status of Women Canada. The collaboration between the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women and Women Transforming Cities involves working within the cities of Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC to develop effective and sustainable approaches to gender-based inclusion and equity within local governance policies and structures.



Funding for Women's Organizations policy briefing note

Pathways to a Women-friendly Surrey: Outcome Report (2018)

CRIAW-ICREF and WTC

This outcome report presents the expertise of women participating in a forum held in Surrey, BC. The forum set out to find out why and how women become involved in the city, what helps and supports a woman candidate and what barriers or challenges she faces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The title page of the report features a young women with a ponytail looking down while writing.

 

Hot Pink Pathways to a Women-Friendly Vancouver: Outcome Report (2018)

CRIAW-ICREF and WTC

This outcome report presents the expertise of women participating in a forum held in Vancouver, BC. The forum set out to find out why and how women become involved in the city, what helps and supports a woman candidate and what barriers or challenges she faces.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Literature Review for Action on Systemic Barriers to Women's Participation in Local Government

 

Literature Review for “Action on Systemic Barriers to Women’s Participation in Local Government” (2017)

Willow Samara Allen, Ph.D.

This literature review gives an overview of the identified barriers to women’s involvement in local governance in Surrey, BC and Vancouver, BC, and the strategies to overcome those barriers.  

 

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce policy briefing note

 

Barriers Facing Women in Politics (2018)

CRIAW-ICREF and WTC

This briefing note was submitted to House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women in July 2018. It presents the many barriers that explain women's significant underrepresentation at all levels of government, as well as recommendations on how to alleviate these barriers.

 

 

 

 

Dark Blue Cover Page of Report with white text

 

Voter Engagement, Electoral Systems, and Diverse Women’s Political Representation: A Brief Review (2019)

CRIAW-ICREF and WTC

Using the 2018 Vancouver, BC elections as a case study, this brief review looks at representation on citcouncil and who votes in municipal elections.

 

 

 

 

 

First page of the slideshow presentation with the workshop title and partner logos. There is a green pattern on both sides.(Taking) Action on Systemic Barriers in Women's Participation in Local Government (2020)

CRIAW-ICREF and WTC

This presentation delivered at the Women Shaping Surrey summit explains the importance of women's issues in municipal policy and gives examples of women's organizations promoting political advocacy and involvement.

 

 

 

 

Title slide for the Taking Action on Systemic Barriers Surrey Presentation

(Taking) Action on Systemic Barriers in Women's Participation in Local Government (2020)

CRIAW-ICREF and WTC

This presentation delivered at the Women Shaping Surrey summit looks into barriers diverse women face in getting involved in municipal politics and advisory committees.