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October 23, 2009
Mayor David Miller and Toronto's women councillors participate in campaign to increase women's presence in municipal office
  
Mayor David Miller and Toronto's 10 women councillors are launching the second annual Toronto Regional Champion Campaign in efforts to increase women's participation in municipal government.

To address the democratic deficit, Toronto's women councillors will train 16 young women from diverse communities over a period of eight months on the job of a municipal councillor. At this event, the 16 participants will be announced and the women councillors will also be attending.

Date: Monday, October 26
Time: 12:30 p.m. (at the start of the Council's lunch break)
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd floor, Committee Room 1

The program was developed in response to a nation-wide call for action by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Standing Committee on Women, which Toronto Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) chairs. Toronto has developed its own unique program and is the first municipality to champion such an important program.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Glenn Gustafson, Executive Assistant to Councillor Pam McConnell, 416-338-5158, ggustaf@toronto.ca
Cassandra Fernandes, Diversity Management & Community Engagement, 416-392-3834, cfernan1@toronto.ca


 

 

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