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WTC In Action

Check out what the Women Transforming Cities community has been up to lately.

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WTC recognizes May Day with a workshop on How Worker's Can Drive Change at City Hall
May 2024

We partnered with Vancouver & District Labour Council (VDLC) to deliver a workshop at their May Day Community Social. Our focus was on why workers should engage with their local government and how to drive change at City Hall. We loved connecting with community and brainstorming what we might say to City Council. 

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WTC celebrates the introduction of legislation to address systemic racism in BC
April 2024

Last month we were at the legislature to celebrate the introduction of legislation that aims to address systemic racism in BC. The new legislation will hold public bodies accountable for gaps and barriers identified through the Anti-Racism Data Act. WTC was one of many community organizations that facilitated consultations to guide this new legislation. Thank you to our members who shared their experiences and valuable insight to shape this legislation and thank you to Nikki Sharma, Mable Elmore, and Rachna Singh for driving this forward.

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WTC builds shared knowledge with policymakers & the DTES community
April 2024

As a member of the Community Coordinated Response Network, we  joined residents, fellow community organizations, and policy-makers  for an event to create a common understanding of the strengths and challenges of the DTES community, by centering the perspectives of those with living experience.

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WTC delivers How to Organize for Change, a workshop on community organizing
April 2024

In April's learning series, members joined us for an interactive workshop that had us creating a spectrum of allies and thinking critically about theories of change, creating campaigns to build and wield power, and what organizing for change can look like from a grassroots level.

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WTC presents on TRC at the Association of Vancouver Island & Coastal Communities 75th AGM & Convention
April 2024

Clara Prager presented findings from our report The TRC Calls to Action in BC Municipalities & moderated a panel made up of local government and First Nations perspectives. They shared success stories of local governments implementing the TRC Calls to Action, lessons learned, and how the Calls to Action provide a framework for us to follow.

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WTC supports My Sea to Sky's concerns about the gender impacts of a proposed 'floatel' in Squamish
April 2024

We supported our community by submitting a letter as part of a public hearing process at the District of Squamish about the gender impacts of the proposed ‘floatel’ for pipeline workers. The motion for the temporary permit was successfully denied!

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WTC launches another series of learning workshops for its members
April 2024

Make sure you take a look at our Events page to stay up to date on upcoming workshops! Over the next few momths, we’ll have workshops on:

  • Local Government + Food Justice

  • Equitable community engagement

  • What municipalities can do for climate resilience & how we can hold them to it

  • TRC Calls to Action in BC Municipalities

  • Tips on Speaking to City Council

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WTC speaks on panel for CityHive’s Inclusive Cities: Shaping Our Urban & Climate Just Futures with BIPOC Voices
March 2024

Our team member Diana was a featured panelist for CityHive’s event to reimagine our cities’ futures and build a more inclusive workforce in urban planning, sustainability and civic governance. She joined other civic leaders and BIPOC youth and professionals to connect around issues like Transportation & Mobility, Housing & Affordability, Climate & Sustainability, and Placemaking & Public Space.

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