Rural Women Making Change


Rural Women Making Change is an alliance of community organization members, academics and individuals across Canada. Our projects expand knowledge about the social, economic and political processes that hinder the full participation, effectiveness and well being of rural women and their advocates, and create collaborations for making change.

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Research Projects


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Rural Women Making Change

The five year Rural Women Making Change research alliance supports research projects about change in places where rural women live and work.

Research Highlights

Below are some of the key research documents from the collection of diverse literatures in the RWMC research database. These are often produced by non-profits serving women through community-based action research, provincial and federal institutions policy documents and position papers as well as academic research papers and references. These are organized into a database for use by rural organizations, policy analysts, scholars and others. Feel free to explore the collection.

See search functionality for help with structuring your search. If you have a resource you think would be suitable please contact or call 519-824-4120 x58027.

Standing on Her Shoulders

A film by Rural Women Making Change.

Change Makers

Stories about rural women, girls and organizations who are making change.

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Marilyn Fender
Marilyn, a Nurse Practitioner in rural Canada, has fought for the improvement and protection of public health care throughout her life.  She is an advocate of women’s rights, especially in relation to health care and patient…

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