City Project: Women's Safety in the Parks and Paths
Institution: King’s University College
Term: Sept 2019 - April 2020
Day/Time: Bi-weekly, Fri 2-5pm
Course Code: SJPS/POLI 3200E
Department: Social Justice and Peace Studies/Political Science
Course Level: 3rd year
Women continue to be underrepresented in civic leadership. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) reports that only 16% of Mayors and 24% of Councillors in Canada are women. The International City Managers Association (ICMA) reports that women comprise only 13% of City Managers. Women are underrepresented in other community leadership roles as well. This course offers a unique experience for female students interested in becoming engaged in civic leadership. Students are paired with a female civic leader as a mentor, and are provided with opportunities to learn about barriers facing women while learning alongside women already engaged in civic leadership.