The Town of Comox has been chosen for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) partnerships for municipal innovation – women in local leadership (PMI-WILL) project.
The town will be able to make recommendations and discuss its experiences with international counterparts through the project.
A goal of the recommendations is to promote gender equality and inclusion.
Comox has been paired with Cambodia and the two communities will begin learning from one another and working together in the coming weeks.
“I’m very proud to live in a town that supports and encourages women in local leadership, said Comox councillor Stephanie McGowan. “Supporting more women in leadership roles promotes an inclusive and collaborative environment and encourages everyone to get involved. I’m really looking forward to working with municipal partners in Cambodia.”
The project is receiving funding from the federal government.
“The Town of Comox is very excited to be participating in the PMI-WILL project,” said Comox Mayor Russ Arnott. “Comox is one of the few places where the majority of council is represented by women. Working with this group regularly shows me why female leadership is so important and should be equally represented at all levels of government.
More information about the PMI-WILL project and the FCM is available at https://fcm.ca/en.