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Feminist perspectives on profiling

- in progress -

This project is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WGE).

As a result of concerns expressed by member groups and the need to take a stand on certain policy issues, the Table has proceeded to develop a new project, currently called Feminist Perspectives on Profiling. This project seeks to understand the experiences and discrimination experienced by Montreal women in relation to police and private security forces. The focus will be on women's groups at the intersection of oppressions. To do so, the Table favours an intersectional and anti-racist approach.

In general, while issues of racial, social, and political discrimination and profiling are well documented, they are not always addressed with an intersectional feminist approach. Moreover, the literature on these issues specific to Montreal is less available, except for research done by Anne-Marie Livingstone and reports done under the direction of Victor Armony.

For this reason, the Table convened its members and allied groups interested in the issue to form an advisory committee for the first year of the project.


Steps of the project :

  1. Develop a portrait of experiences of discrimination following consultations with our members and their users.
  2. Form a working group that will identify recommendations following the portrait and plan concrete actions.

Since February 2022, this project has sought to understand the relationship between Montreal women and police and private security forces in order to better respond to women's needs. In the first phase of the project, we created a steering committee composed of 6 organizations, three member organizations (Passages, L'Institut F et Femmes du monde à Côte-des-Neiges) and three allied groups (La ligue des droits et libertés, RAPSIM et Hoodstock). Together, we set up actions to collect data: an online survey and focus groups.

Before starting the second phase of the project on May 31, 2023, we will present the results of this first year and discuss with the members of the TGFM their impressions and reflections. The goal is to continue working in partnership to develop actions that will meet the needs expressed by the women consulted. Members who wish to get involved in this second phase can indicate this when renewing their membership or contact Laura Carli, Project Manager. Afterwards, we will contact you to give you more details in terms of involvement: time, number of meetings, expectations, remuneration, etc.

To download a summary of the results of the online survey and focus groups, click here :

Summary of results

Rapport de la première phase du projet

For more information, please contact:

Laura Carli, Project Manager




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A feminist movement more inclusive of sexual and gender diversity

- In progress -


This project is funded by the Secrétariat à la condition féminine as part of the Stratégie gouvernementale pour l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes 2022-2027

This collective process aims to accompany women's groups who wish to better include and welcome people of sexual and gender diversity in their services, their living environments and their workplaces. TGFM members and people with lived experience will develop a community of practice and tools to transform mentalities and make the necessary changes for truly welcoming, caring and safe environments.

Main goals :

  • Develop a portrait of the experiences of people of sexual and gender diversity in women's groups;
  • Support discussions and actions on inclusion of LGBTQIA2S+ people in women’s group;
  • Share and develop tools to support changes for inclusion.


The project is supervised by a committee whose mandate is to guide the implementation of activities related to the project. The committee is made up of member of the TGFM (Auberge Madeleine, CALACS Trêve pour Elles, Centre de solidarité lesbienne, Femmes du monde à Côte-des-Neiges, Réseau des femmes en environnement) as well as people from the LGBTQIA2S+ communities (Jeanne Roberge, TRAPs; Kim Forget-Desrosiers, Aide aux Trans du Québec (ATQ); Mireille St-Pierre, Clinique Mestra; Noah Benoit, West Island CALACS).

To download the guide which presents the results of the consultations carried out by the TGFM with people of sexual and gender diversity, click here:

This guide is currently only avalaible in french.

Rapport de recherche et feuille de route

Fiches résumé et feuille de route

Fiches résumé (format poster) (f

For more information, please contact:

Anaïs Fraile-Boudreault, project manager




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Women and Their Relationship to the City



This project is supported by the Canadian Ministry of Women and Gender Equality for a period of four years (2019-2023). It aims to build the capacity of the TGFM, its members and partners to intervene on urban issues with intersectional feminist approaches.

The project and activities allow, among other things, to build a shared vision for the future of Montreal, formulate recommendations and develop new tools and spaces to work together to make Montreal/Tiohtià:ke more inclusive and responsive to the needs and interests of all women. The TGFM rallied around the right to the city. Exercising our right to the city allows us to live and evolve in an environment that responds to our needs and realities while being able to initiate and contribute to actions that transform our city.

A steering committee composed of representatives from the West Island Women's Centre, the National Institute for Equity, Equality and Inclusion of People with Disabilities, Logifem and the Women's Y of Montreal supported the deployment of the project in 3 stages.

Steps of the project


To learn more, contact:

Marie-Ève Desroches, Project Officer




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Women's health and well-being



This project is funded by the Minister of Health and Social Services (MSSS) as part of the deployment of the Measure 5 in the Action Plan on Women's Health and Well-Being 2020-2024 and will run for a period of three years in partnership with the CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal. 

The Measure 5 aims to strengthen partnerships between the health and social services network and the nonprofit sector working on women's health.

The objective of this project is to contribute to the improvement of women's health and well-being in Tio'tià:ke/Island of Montreal through collaboration and consultation.  

Project's activities include the following:  

  • Conduct an intersectional gender-based analysis (GBA+) of the Women's Health Action Plan 2020-2024, assess its impacts for women living in Tio'tià:ke/Island of Montreal and develop strategic recommendations.  
  • Improve access to popular education workshops on health inequalities using the learning tool developed by the TGFM called The Wheel of Access to Health Care 
  • To make the TGFM's Community of Practice on Health, Poverty and Discrimination an essential place for sharing knowledge and experiences relating to women's health. Become a member of the TGFM to join the Community!  
  • Broaden the scope of the TGFM's Political Action Committee on Health and Social Services. Become a member of the TGFM to join the Health Committee! 
  • Improve access to women's health and wellness information and ressources through TGFM's online educational platform 


To learn more, contact:





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Community of Practice: Women's Health, Poverty and Discrimination

- completed -


This project is financed by the Secrétariat à la condition féminine du Québec. Duration: Two years. It will conclude on March 31, 2021.

Its goal is to create a community of practice. The purpose of this community of practice is to facilitate the sharing of expertise and tools between individuals working on the issue of inequality experienced by Montreal women related to gender, health, poverty and discrimination.

Proposed by the Health Committee of the TGFM, this project has an initial target of mobilizing contributors who will animate the community of practice and analyze the relationship between health problems and women's poverty using an intersectional feminist approach. During its second phase, the implementation of a virtual community of practice will allow for other contributors to be invited to participate in discussions. At the project's close, an informational tool will be developed on issues of gender inequality in the context of health. It will be distributed among populations who may be affected, service providers and the general public.


To learn more, contact:




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Do the Rights Thing



This project, financed by the Canadian Department for Women and Gender Equality in partnership with the DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN Canada) and Action des femmes handicapées (Montréal), is on the topic of access to jobs and services for Deaf and/or disabled women. Its two-year duration was completed in March 2020.

Catherine Théroux, project officer, was mandated to conduct the Montreal segment of this pan-Canadian project. The first phase of the project consisted of creating and facilitating discussion groups and individual interviews. Following the analysis of those discussions, training and informational workshops were developed. These will be offered in the winter of 2020 to Deaf and/or disabled women, employers, service providers and unions. These workshops aim to improve employability and access to services for Deaf and/or disabled women.


To learn more, contact: