Community Engagement & Governance
A wealth of good practices exist on ways to engage women in decision-making and governance. Many of these practices are developed especially for smaller communities, such as those found in the northern and remote parts of Canada.
The Community Engagement & Governance theme work explores the questions:
- Which engagement and governance models are best suited to involving diverse northern women in community decision-making?
- How can partnerships at the local level be developed to actively involve northern women?
- How can engagement and governance models be structured to account for the various cultures, traditions, and experiences present in northern communities?
- How does the involvement of women in decision-making and governance make a difference or change political perspectives?
The theme group uses community case studies and knowledge from our community partners to both develop and evaluate strategies for engagement of diverse women in decision-making processes.
Theme Group Members
Caroline Andrew, University of Ottawa
Charlene Lafreniere, Thompson Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation
Kiera Ladner, University of Manitoba
Brandee Albert, Student Researcher
Delia Chartrand, Student Researcher