Women and Gender Equity Strategy

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The Office of Diversity & Inclusion/African Nova Scotian Affairs Integration Office wants to engage with residents from diverse communities throughout the Halifax region. Share your voice to help inform a strategy that will guide the municipality’s actions to reduce gender inequality for women, girls, gender diverse and non-binary residents.

All of our engagement sessions have been postponed until it's safe to gather in person. Please stay tuned for information on a revised schedule. 

What is the Women and Gender Equity Strategy?

The Women and Gender Equity Strategy (WGES) is a guiding document in alignment with the Diversity & Inclusion Framework that will help the municipality to advance gender equality in the region. It will provide guidance on how to reduce barriers to inclusive municipal services that may be created due to a person’s gender identity and expression as well as other parts of who they are such as ability, race, age, immigration status, language, income, and much more.

What's the next step?

Once we've completed the first round of community engagement sessions, we'll compile a "what we heard" document that captures the feedback, suggestions, concerns, and discussions that came out of those conversations. The "what we heard" report will be used to develop an initial draft of the Women and Gender Equity Strategy.

For more information, please contact diversity@halifax.ca