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Women in Civic Leadership


  • King's University College 266 Epworth Avenue London, ON, N6A 2M3 Canada (map)

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.

Earlier Event: September 9
Collaborate for Community Impact
Later Event: October 28
Quantitative Research Methods