Join us at one of our cafes or events

WTC will build on and refine the intersectional work of Women Transforming Cities through continuing cafes. The Café series will engage and expand stake-holder dialogue and action, bringing together women leaders; urbanists; elected municipal officials; aboriginal, queer, immigrant and refugee-based organisations; young women’s groups; unions; universities; schools; housing advocates; violence against women activists; anti-poverty, child care, and health-based organisations; and others.  


Café events will take place in local neighbourhoods at community centres, classrooms and other public locations. The goal is to transform our cities into safe and healthy places where women and their communities live, work and play, are involved in design, development and sustainable operations, with electoral processes and municipal governments that are responsive to the priorities of women and girls. 

Upcoming Cafes & Events

Tasha Henderson, WTC Board Member will be hosting this event next week in New Westminster!


We will be exploring how families can be involved in climate action activities at the local level. You don't need to be a New West resident to attend, just come on by! Kids, of course, are WELCOME!

Saturday, November 23, 9-11 am @ Family Place.

Who is the city of Vancouver built for? How does our city actively re-enforce social inequalities? And, most importantly, how do we revolutionize urban life in the name of social equality and justice?

This forum will be moderated by Ellen Woodsworth Founder and Co Chair of Women Transforming Cities.

Come join us! 

For more information see the following:

Feminist City: A Field Guide

Past Cafes & Events

WTC at the UBCM Conference

September 26, 2019

Women Transforming Cities at UBCM conference talking with the candidate for Port Coquitlam Bonita Zarrillo. We heard the FCM presentation on systemic barriers to women's participation in local government and the City of Edmonton's GBA+ initiative. The presentations will soon be on the UBCM site.


Photo left to right: Bonnie Zarrillo, Ellen Woodsworth & Priti Shaw from WTC.

Panel at Rail-Volution

September 11, 2019

Women Transforming Cities participated in a panel discussion at Rail-Volution.

"Making Cities Liveable for Women" 


Photo: from left to right


Lysa Morishita a COV Transportation Design Engineer, Ellen Woodsworth Co-Chair Women Transforming Cities, Megan Gibb Portland, Land Use & Urban Development Manager Planning and Development, Tessica Truong, Co-Founder of CityHive and Alice Bravo, PE, Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works, Miami-Dade County, Miami, host of next Rail-Volution.

WTC at Feminist Deliver / Women Deliver

June 03, 2019

WTC Board Members participated in a variety of satellite sessions at Feminist Deliver and Women Deliver conferences. The sessions took place between June 3 - 6th at various locations throughout downtown Vancouver.

  • The Federation of Canadian Municipalities hosted an international panel to share innovative 'wise practices' and initiatives designed to help build and sustain women’s participation and impact in leadership positions. WTC board member Celene Fung presented the Women Friendly Cities Challenge (WFCC).

  • Women's Activism Creating Change session was hosted by Mayor Kennedy Stewart and moderated by the Honourable Julia Gillard, Chair of The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and former Australian Prime Minister. WTC Co-Chair Dr. Joy Masuhara was on the panel. 

  • WTC hosted a table at Culture Night to share information about our organization, enjoyed music and good food our peers and members of the community.

  • WTC’s founder and co-chair Ellen Woodsworth participated in a thought-provoking panel with members of other feminist movements in the session Feminists Movements Panel.

  • The“Making a Women Friendly City” was hosted by the City of Vancouver and moderated by Ellen Woodsworth. The panel included WTC co-chair Dr. Joy Masuhara on the WFCC, Efrosini Drimoussis on transportation, Cheryl Nelms on Engineering, Dr. Jackie Steele on Climate Change, and Therese Bouillard on the City of Vancouver’s Women’s Equity Strategy.​

  • Perspectives on Equity in Infrastructure Delivery networking event was hosted by Women in Infrastructure. Ellen Woodsworth and other notable panelists shared their perspectives on equity in infrastructure delivery.

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