L’R des centres de femmes du Québec is the largest feminist coalition of independent community action in Quebec. In good times and bad, it unites about a hundred women’s centres in every region of Quebec. It reaches between 250,000 and 300,000 women each year.
Just like its members, the coalition practices independent, feminist community action. It encourages women’s involvement through a series of structural means, such as through truly representative democracy or through compensation for expenses.
L’R represents women’s centres at several community and research roundtables, representing the interests of its members and the priorities decided at each Annual General Meeting. For instance, the team from L’R’s office represents women’s centres in campaigns to increase funding for the overall mission of community groups. L’R’s members also ask that L’R is part of the Group of 13 and that it is involved in different women’s studies research groups.