Women

Transforming

Cities

Transforming the places we live so that everyone can belong.
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After months of community engagement to better understand the needs of women, girls, and those made marginalized by their gender, we presented a list of eight policy asks to all candidates for the City of Vancouver Council & Mayor from major municipal parties.

 

Our report card displays how each candidate responded to our policy asks. The real work will take place over the next four years holding candidates accountable for their commitments.

 

Read more about our policy briefs and the background of our Hot Pink Paper Campaign here

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Watch the recording of Centering Equity

 

Our candidate panel that asked municipal candidates to respond to questions based on the key issues we heard from our community engagement process during our Hot Pink Paper campaign. We asked 17 candidates from the 10 major municipal parties questions about:

  • Vancouver City budget

  • SROs and the DTES

  • Indigenous self-determination & UNDRIP

  • Affordable housing

  • Community safety

  • Poisoned drug crisis

  • Disability justice

  • Trans inclusion

  • Tenant protections

  •  Climate emergency

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Who is Women Transforming Cities?

Women Transforming Cities (WTC) is a grassroots organization based in Vancouver, Canada.

 

We’re here to empower, center, and amplify the voices of those made most marginalized by the systems we are fighting to dismantle.

Our Work

Watch Council

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An intersectional feminist municipal election campaign in Vancouver highlighting priority issues for women and girls.

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A virtual library to share women friendly practices and policies, inspire innovative practices and new ways of working together in cities.

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To ensure city initiatives are inclusive, we review every council agenda to make sure it has an  intersectional feminist lens on key issues.

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We are committed to increasing women and girl's understanding of city politics and processes, particularly those from communities who are marginalized.

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WTC is expanding to help others in municipalities across British Columbia advocate for progressive change through an intersectional feminist lens.

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WTC is conducting an initiative to understand what progress has been made in municipalities across BC and how we can support municipalities to implement this work.

The work of WTC in Vancouver takes places on the stolen ancestral territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. We acknowledge the leadership of Indigenous women for time immemorial, and seek to learn and unlearn our own colonial practices as we work in cities as sites of resistance.
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Get Involved

Join our community of incredible changemakers who are contributing their energy, gifts, and passions to making the places we live more equitable and sustainable. You don’t need to know anything about community organizing, you just need to know what’s important to you.