CRIAW-ICREF researches and documents the social and economic situation of women in Canada, using intersectional feminist frameworks, for social justice and equality for all women.
This project addresses the need to build inclusive networks to strengthen women and equity-seeking organizations’ collective capacity for advocacy on women’s issues.
The Canadian Beijing+25 Network is a grassroots network of over 70 feminist and equality-seeking organizations working domestically on women’s rights and gender equality issues in Canada. The organizations within the Network are committed to the monitoring and implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) in Canada. Membership to the Canadian Beijing+25 Network and Working Groups is open to any feminist organization in Canada interested in contributing to this work.
This project, a partnership with civil society organizations and academics, brings the voices of a wide range of communities into a public conversation about the status of women in Canada today and the public policy changes needed in the decades ahead.
Identify and analyze the impacts of changes to public services in Canada using a gendered and intersectional lens. Austerity measures in Canada have reshaped, narrowed, and limited access to public services, from health care to public transit. These changes have significant impacts on women, in all our diversity, as public sector employees and as users of public services.
Women face systemic barriers in participating and engaging in local government. This project, in partnership with Women Transforming Cities, explored the systemic barriers women face in and around local government and concrete ways local governments can address them. We worked 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.
New economic development in northern Canada is changing communities socially, economically, and culturally. We wanted to know the downside of ‘up’ that cannot be ignored.
FemNorthNet provoked broader discussions on economic restructuring and healthy communities. Tough questions about community infrastructure and social issues like poverty, violence, and housing need to be explored and answers must include and involve women.