Living in the city
A more woman-friendly urban space
The Conseil des Montréalaises is concerned with all matters regarding
Montréal women’s living conditions. Its role is to suggest ways that Montréal
can become more woman-friendly, providing easy living solutions where everybody
can find convenient housing, food, work and entertainment. The women of Montréal
represent 52% of the population; their needs and reality must be considered.
Urban life in the 21st century can easily mean exclusion because of the cost
of services and transportation, among other things. Also, technological progress
and fast-pacing changes call for constant adaptation and require more and more
reading or technical skills.
Poverty often bears a female face, and yet municipal policies or actions do
not always consider this reality. At the same time, many issues related to
children are still perceived by many as women’s issues, and the burden left to
The Conseil des Montréalaises is involved in fields of competence where the
city can step in to improve Montréal women’s living conditions. As of today,
most of the work done is related to housing, homelessness, transportation, and
women’s place as citizens in society. The Conseil des Montréalaises is the voice
of Montréal women and makes a point of being attentive to priorities and
concerns expressed by women’s groups involved in the field.