Hot Pink Paper Campaign
The Hot Pink Paper Campaign (HPPC) is how WTC amplifies the voices of communities who are otherwise not heard in the election process, and hold the Mayor and council to account on their commitments to make Vancouver a city where everyone can thrive.
In the lead up to the municipal election, WTC runs deep engagement with community groups and wise organizations to identify the priority municipal issues for all women and girls in Vancouver at the upcoming election. We prioritize hearing from groups who are systematically excluded and oppressed from democratic processes. We synthesize all the important information we have heard into a list of policies asks to candidates for Mayor and council with the question: Will you commit to implementing this if you are elected?
We use the HPPC to challenge public discussion and debate around city issues and centre the folks who need the city to work for them most.
A Four Year Campaign
Once elected, we keep the Mayor and council focused on making Vancouver a woman friendly city a priority through regular engagement, monitoring council agendas, and a mid-term report card to celebrate their successes and highlight work that still needs to be done. We ensure that they are honouring their commitment to women and girls.
Our Watch Council group speaks at council meetings, sends letters, meets with councillors and organizes campaigns on key issues.
The Impact of the HPPC
We’ve run the HPPC for 3 elections in Vancouver, and we know it works.
The campaign keeps the issues that impact women made-marginalized at the forefront of election issues
Provides council with the blueprints and references needed to embed intersectionality within bylaws, motions, and decision-making
It gets results - councillors have told us that this campaign raises issues they otherwise wouldn’t have considered, and knowing that WTC is following decisions made at council holds them accountable during their term
The campaign helps residents make informed decisions when voting by providing accessible information to rally around issues that matter the most
These were the asks in 2018 of elected representatives.
In Detail Tracking
This table includes up to date information on progress made against the 2018 commitments made by Mayor and councillors as part of the Hot Pink Paper Campaign. Click on the ‘category’ to see more detail.
Latest from the Hot Pink Paper Campaign
Hot Pink Paper Campaign 2022
Stay tuned for when we begin to work on the 2022 Hot Pink Paper Campaign!
Candidate Commitment Form
Resources from Hot Pink Pathways to a Women-Friendly Vancouver (June 2018)
Elected Mayor and Council Commitments
Campaign Report Card
Hot Pink Paper Campaign 2018
Hot Pink Paper
Party Report Cards
The follow-up report was written in 2017 and assesses how Vancouver is doing around three issue areas that received broad support during the HPP Campaign: (1) Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls; (2) The Environment; and (3) Access to Adequate and Affordable Housing.