Dr. Tammy Findlay

TFindlay new photo 18Professor

Department of Political and Canadian Studies

She is currently working on several projects:

1) Changing Public Engagement from the Ground (the Halifax section of Engendering Public Engagement, Democratizing Public Space)

2) Child Care and Intersectionality: Building Social Policy Solidarity

3) Kids In Communities Study (KICS), a collaboration with Australian researchers


TFindlay Book Women,Politics, Public Policy

Dr. Findlay has a new book coming out this year: Jacquetta Newman, Linda White, and Tammy Findlay. Women, Politics and Public Policy: The Political Struggles of Canadian Women, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press






Dr. Findlay’s other book, Femocratic Administration: Gender, Governance and Democracy in Ontario, is now available from the University of Toronto Press:



Other Selected Publications:

Alana Cattapan, Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Tammy Findlay and April Mandrona. “Power, Privilege, and Policymaking: Reflections on “Changing Public Engagement from the Ground Up.” Creating Spaces of Engagement, Leah Levac and Sarah Wiebe, ed., University of Toronto Press. Forthcoming.

Tammy Findlay. “Revisiting GBA/GBA+: Innovations and Interventions.” Canadian Public Administration. 62 no. 3 (Sept. 2019).

Tammy Findlay. “Feminist Community-Based Research in Public Policy.” Politics, Groups, and Identities. Special Issue on Socially Engaged Research in Political Science. (June 2019).

Tammy Findlay. “Gendering State: Women and Public Policy in Ontario.” In Divided Province: Ontario Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism. Greg Albo and Bryan M. Evans, eds. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018. pp. 212-246.

Rachel Robinson, Tammy Findlay, and Geoffrey Woolcock. “Helping Communities Improve Child Development Outcomes: The Importance of Governance in the Kids in Communities Study (KiCS).” Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. (Sept. 2018).

Tammy Findlay. “Femocratic Administration and the Politics of Transformation.” In From the Streets to the State: Changing the World by Taking Power. Paul Gray, Ed. SUNY Press, 2018.

Tammy Findlay. “Gendering Canadian Public Administration.” In Handbook of Canadian Public Administration, 3rd Edition. Christopher Dunn, Ed. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Tammy Findlay and Deborah Stienstra. “Intersectionality in Austere Times: Boundary-Crossing Conversations.” Atlantis. 38 no. 1 (June 2017). pp. 150-153. http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/5393/150-153%20PDF

Tammy Findlay. “Nurturing Social Movement Intersectionality: Childcare Advocacy in Canada.” In Caring for Children: Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada. Rachel Langford, Susan Prentice and Patrizia Albanese, Eds. Vancouver, UBC Press, 2017. pp. 208-231.

Tammy Findlay and Mary-Dan Johnston. “Who Does What in Public Services?” Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. August 31, 2017. http://www.criaw-icref.ca/images/userfiles/files/Public%20Services%20-%20Who%20Does%20What.pdf

Tammy Findlay and Charlotte Kiddell. “Ten Reasons Why Universality is Important in Public Services.” Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. March 20, 2017. http://www.criaw-icref.ca/images/userfiles/files/UniversalityFINAL.pdf

Tammy Findlay, “Child Care and the Harper Agenda: Transforming Canada’s Social Policy Regime,” Canadian Review of Social Policy. 71 no. 1. (Spring 2015). pp. 1-20.

Tammy Findlay with Stella Lord. “A New Economy Needs Child Care.” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Nova Scotia. April 2015. https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/

Tammy Findlay. “Social Capital and Local Governance Regimes: Early Childhood Development Roundtables in British Columbia.” The Innovation Journal. 19 no. 1. (2014).

Tammy Findlay. “Femocratic Childcare.” In The New Politics of Critical Social Work. Mel Gray, and Stephen A. Webb, Eds., Palgrave, 2013. pp. 174-194.

Tammy Findlay. “Democratizing Intergovernmental Accountability Regimes: Community Engagement and Public Reporting in Early Learning and Child Care in Canada.” In Overpromising and Underperforming? Understanding and Evaluating New Intergovernmental Accountability Regimes. Peter Graefe, Julie Simmons, and Linda White, Eds. University of Toronto Press, 2013. pp. 75-101.

Tammy Findlay and Lynell Anderson. “Does Public Reporting Measure Up? Federalism, Accountability and Child Care Policy in Canada.” Canadian Public Administration. 53 no. 3. (September 2010). pp. 417 – 438.

Lynell Anderson and Tammy Findlay. Making the Connections: Using Public Reporting to Track the Progress on Child Care Services in Canada. Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC). October 2007. Access at: https://ccaacacpsge.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/mtc_finalreport_en1.pdf

Tammy Findlay. “Getting Our Act Together: Gender, Globalization, and the State.” Socialism and Democracy. 18 no. 1 (January-June 2004). pp. 43-83.

Kimberly Earles and Tammy Findlay. Renewing Democracy: Rethinking Representation in Canada. Law Commission of Canada. July 2003.

Tammy Findlay. “Resisting ‘Tongue-Twister’ Language: In Search of a Practical Feminism.” In Community and the World: Participating in Social Change. Torry D. Dickinson, Ed. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2003. pp. 129-138.

SDGs for Tammy Findlay: Gender Equality; reduced inequalities