Watt is an urban geographer and advocate of children's rights and play. In 2017, she was elected to Montréal city council on a child-inclusive, equity-seeking platform. As a city councillor, she piloted groundbreaking mobility, park and play projects anchored in children's rights, such as Île aux volcans.
Aligning her interests in cities and people, Watt initiated several participatory activities with children and youth to better understand their use of parks. She also spearheaded the participatory neighbourhood workshops Change ta ville; the woman-centric urban thought collective Dans la vi(ll)e; and Oust, a club for outdoor play in the city. She is pursuing her interest in shaping child-inclusive cities with Metalude.
Watt’s work benefits from her studies in geography, political science and playwork, and from her past work as an architecture educator and an urban studies editor. She serves on the board of directors of International Play Association Canada.
Fraser's belief in the necessity of children's participation and play has led her to contribute to several child-, family- and play-centred organizations in her community. Most notably, in 2013 she founded The Lion and The Mouse where she developed innovative child-centred urban outdoor play programs. In her nearly ten years as general director, she became immersed in both the theoretical and practical considerations for supporting children's right to the city.
Fraser then shifted her focus to adults, encouraging them to think critically about their vision of childhood through a lens of access and equity. She began this work as a trainer and presenter with The Lion and The Mouse, then as a facilitator with the Child Nature Alliance of Canada and now carries it forward in her work with Metalude.
Fraser’s experience is informed by her studies in community economic development, organizational development and critical disability studies.