City council created the Conseil des Montréalaises on May 18, 2004, naming 15 members who began their terms on September 27, 2004. These dynamic women come from many different horizons and through their expertise, they contribute to the advancement of debates and decisions that affect women in Montréal.
The Conseil des Montréalaises acts as an advisory body to the municipal administration on all issues concerning gender equality and the status of women. The council hopes to encourage women's participation in the city's public life. It provides collective leverage to find answers to the needs and concerns of women in Montréal.