Women have a come a long way in Canada. Our policies, culture, and even some areas of our workforce reflect the ideals of equitable opportunity. Nevertheless, it remains necessary for Canadians to make a concerted effort towards elevating women in society. The article written by Erin Orr, PSD Researcher explores women’s representation in the government decision-making process. She examines the following questions: Where do women stand?, Why do we need equitable representation? What are we doing to transform local government to become more inclusive?