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WTC’s research is focused on issues that impact all people of equity-deserving genders' ability to participate in civic life, especially including those who continue to be invisible in any level of government, and what cities can do to address those barriers.


If you would like more information about any of our research projects, or would like to learn more about a potential research partnership please get in touch.

Research Projects

Systemic Barriers to Women's Participation in Local Government

A three year research action project in partnership with Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), funded by the Women and Gender Equality Canada. The project aimed to work with municipalities and citizens to identify and institute on-going and permanent solutions to address barriers to the participation of diverse women in local government as elected decision-makers, as staff, and as committee members. Although the research project has concluded, WTC is continuing to take action on the barriers identified through this project.

Advancing Equity and Inclusion - A Guide for Municipalities


WTC was involved as a partner in the research and creation of the Advancing Equity and Inclusion Guide, in partnership with the City for All Women Initiative.

See the guide

If you'd like to support our work and help us transform cities into spaces that work for all people, please consider making a donation to WTC.
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