Members of the Engendering Public Policy, Democratizing Public Space organized panels and presented papers at the spring 2017 meetings of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held at Ryerson University. The project team circulated a schedule of the presentations along with an overview of the project exercises.
Project team members are collaborating with the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women on the preparation of policy issue briefs and backgrounders. The work in progress may be accessed on the CRIAW website at www.criaw-icref.ca/en/page/policy-for-women.
The Engendering Public Policy, Democratizing Public Space project is a direct result of a dialogue between academic and community-based researchers that occurred in the 2015 Symposium on Shifting Paradigms, Enduring Legacies: Reflections on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women at 50. The Symposium was organized by the Centre for Feminist Research at York University and received funding from the SSHRC Connections grant program as well as contributions from York.
Gender Policy Network
The Engendering Public Policy project team is collecting names of university, community and government researchers who are interested in the creation of a Gender Policy Network. If you are interested in participating in this initiative or just learning more about it, please fill out the Policy4Women form on the home page.
Action4Women is an initiative that arose out of discussions at the June 2017 meeting of the Engendering Public Policy project team. A subcommittee is exploring the possibility of bringing the results of the public engagement exercises into public space provided by the next federal election, expected in fall 2019. Watch this space for more information.