I am pleased to present this report on the first annual Rural Women’s Summit which was held in Buckhorn, Ontario on March 2, 2018.
I was grateful to see a group of nearly 100 women and men from rural communities throughout Peterborough—Kawartha and neighbouring ridings, along with urban dwellers interested in the issues. These individuals shared their experiences and challenges, and provided recommendations on priorities the federal government, and indeed all orders of government, should consider to empower rural women and girls, and to build equality across genders and regions.
Thank you to all those who took time to come out and share your ideas.
Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P.