WTC Team members in aCTIoN!

October 15, 2019

In the post-#MeToo era, we should all know that silence does not equal consent. It is disconcerting that our government’s tables—where crucial decisions are made about our communities and their inhabitants—are entirely out of step with cultural practices meant to protect women and other vulnerable people. 

September 27, 2019

On September 27th, WTC stands together with people across the planet to demand climate justice. 

September 17, 2019

WTC Board member Tasha Henderson teamed up with other parents in New Westminster to form "Babies for Climate Action". With their kids in tow, they have been busy hosting workshops on Climate Science, taking over Council chambers to speak on the city's response to climate action, and calling for families to join the fight for climate justice. While their focus is climate justice, certainly they are also raising the visibility of children and mothers in civic engagement, and calling for the city to ensure that engagement be more family-friendly. Stay tuned for lots more updates!

September 10, 2019

With funding from the Government of Canada, the National Democratic Institute (NGDI) launched the Women's Advisory Boards Program aiming to promote women’s contributions to local government. As mentioned by NDI Senior Country Director, Ancuta Hansen, women in Iraq... "need courageous political leadership, laws, and programs meant to protect [them], and joint efforts to normalize women’s place in public and political roles.” Early this month, Women's Advisory Boards from five western provinces worked alongside WTC Co-Chair Ellen Woodsworth to share and develop wise practices to build women-friendly governance.

These women are leading the way with their courage, intelligence and hard work are making a difference.

July 23, 2019

Over 200 community members and hotel workers at Vancouver City Hall on Tuesday July 23 to combat pervasive sexual harassment and assault in the hospitality industry! This an issue that the City cannot ignore! 


The City Council responded to the community on Wed July 24 by voting UNANIMOUSLY for Councillor Christine Boyle and Councillor Jean Swanson’s motion to have the City of Vancouver play a leadership role in ending sexual violence in the hospitality and service industries! CLICK HERE TO READ THE MOTION

Raising awareness about this issue is inspiring more women to speak out about their experiences, and employers are starting to take notice. 

July 19, 2019

Vancity partnered with VIFF on Friday, July 19 to screen the opening of PUSH – a Canadian-made documentary exploring the commodification of housing on a global scale, and why we can’t afford to live on our cities anymore.  

Panelists included Ellen Woodsworth, Co-Chair of WTC, Stephanie Allen, Hogan’s Alley & BC Housing, Andy Yan, SFU, and Trevor Casey, Aboriginal Housing Management Association 

May 06, 2019

WTC Co-Chair Ellen Woodsworth receives the BC Community Achievement Award from the Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin and unexpectedly receive the Mitchell Award for “leadership that empowers others to engage" Congratulations Ellen!  

March 07, 2019

Women Transforming Cities participated in the Think Global, Link Local event organized by the United Nations Association in Canada - Vancouver Branch. The event links undergraduates and recent graduates with the amazing opportunity to connect with local non-governmental, non-profit, civil society, and public service organizations and institutions.

January 19, 2019

WTC joins in the March on Vancouver event. The annual event is held to draw attention to women's rights and gender inequality in the legal system. 

For more information see the Georgia Straight article.

November 07, 2018

Tiela Warris is a current Masters of Counselling student at Adler University and has been intermining with WTC over the last year. With the desire to undertake the systemic challenges clients face in session, Tiela found herself at Women Transforming Cities with the hope of providing empowerment for women through a different modality. With great enthusiasm, she is excited to grow with Women Transforming Cities and give back to her new community.  

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