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

Women Shaping Surrey:

Towards a Women-Friendly City

You are invited to share your ideas, views and experiences at "Women Shaping Surrey: Towards a Women-Friendly City". This summit is co-hosted by Women Transforming Cities and Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW-ICREF), in partnership with the Shakti Society.

The summit will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss how they can most effectively work together to amplify the diverse voices of women and girls, and to ensure that a gendered perspective is applied to all city policies, programs, and activities.

Date:  February 23, 2020

Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Place:  Surrey City Hall, 13450 -104 Avenue

Notes:  This event is free and on-site childcare options are available.

RVSP:  Please register in advance. 


Women Friendly Cities Challenge Volunteer Orientation Night

WTC would like to invite potential volunteers to drop in and check out the Women Friendly Cities Challenge Orientation Night. 


Help us find international "Wise Practices" to significantly populate the Women Friendly Cities Challenge online library.


This is a research project where volunteers will need to look for practical and successful initiatives. 

Date:  February 25, 2020

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Address:  5th Flr - 610 Main Street (Dynasty Room)

Access:  Phone number will be posted on the front door 

Notes:  We will have some simple snacks and drinks 


RVSP:  limited to 10 spots as the room is fairly small.  Also, just a friendly reminder that you have to be a registered WTC member in order to volunteer with us.  Please see the  WTC Membership link for more info. 

Past Cafes & Events

Feminist City: How to build a more just, sustaible Vancouver

November 27, 2019

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?

The forum was held on November 27 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and moderated by Ellen Woodsworth Founder and Co Chair of Women Transforming Cities.

For more information on the Feminist City Field Guide

Exploring Family-Centered Climate Action in New Westminster

November 23, 2019

Tasha Henderson, WTC Board Member hosted this event with Babies for Climate Change where families can be involved in climate action activities at the local level.

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.

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