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

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

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.

WTC onboards three new board directors

WTC onboards three new board directors

We are excited to onboard three new board directors, Iris Cheng (she/they), Anita Lal (she/her) and Sadie Gilker (they/them). We know their civic knowledge, enthusiasm for equity, and strong leadership will contribute greatly to our organization over these next few years.

WTC inspires students during A Feminist Life: Work, Create, & Connect event

WTC inspires students during A Feminist Life: Work, Create, & Connect event

We had a great time connecting with Douglas College students at their event A Feminist Life: Work, Create, & Connect, and supporting students as they look into volunteer opportunities or towards the next step in their career. Thank you to all the new faces who stopped by to chat!

WTC teaches all about Intersectionality as a framework in our latest learning webinar for members

WTC teaches all about Intersectionality as a framework in our latest learning webinar for members

Our community joined us for our second webinar in our learning series: Intersectionality as a Framework for Life and Feminist Policy. We learned all about Black feminists who laid the foundation for intersectionality and together we explored our own identities and how to apply intersectionality it to our lives and policy changes.

WTC connects with our civically engaged community at the YWCA City Shift Reimagining Our Cities event!

WTC connects with our civically engaged community at the YWCA City Shift Reimagining Our Cities event!

We had a great time connecting with our community and meeting new folks at the YWCA City Shift event where we shared the pocket-guide we developed to engage with local government, WTC stickers, and our love for civic action that centres equity! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello!

WTC launches a series of civic resources to build the confidence to engage in local government

WTC launches a series of civic resources to build the confidence to engage in local government

Our 13 resources aim to build the confidence and skills to engage and influence the City of Vancouver’s decision-making. These resources explore broad topics like who makes up our local government bodies, how to read a council motion, and how to understand the city budget. They explore opportunities to have your voice heard at the local level and provide tips to make it easier and more accessible along the way.

WTC develops a pocket-sized guide to engaging with local government!

WTC develops a pocket-sized guide to engaging with local government!

WTC created this useful guide for YWCA’s City Shift event Reimagining our Cities: Advancing Equity in a Polarized Time to help explain the importance of engaging with local government, how local government can affect equity, and what to do to stay informed and take action. 

WTC delivers a workshop on community organizing & community engagement to Kiwassa’s team!

WTC delivers a workshop on community organizing & community engagement to Kiwassa’s team!

Our staff delivered another successful workshop to the full staff team at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House to kick off the month. We delved deep into theories of change, how to create campaigns to build and wield power, and tips on creating meaningful community engagement.

WTC connects with the social justice community at KDocs Film Festival 2024

WTC connects with the social justice community at KDocs Film Festival 2024

A WTC board member and staff member attended the opening day of Vancouver’s Social Justice Film Fesitval KDocs. We met so many great people at our booth and chatted with them about WTC! We love sharing tips and tricks on how to get involved in their local government and fight for equity at the municipal level.

WTC hosts a virtual town hall with BCLI on how to improve the public hearing process

WTC hosts a virtual town hall with BCLI on how to improve the public hearing process

WTC hosted a virtual town hall to provide community feedback that will help shape British Columbia Law Institute’s (BCLI) recommendations for changes to BC policy around the public hearing process during land use decisions. We loved brainstorming ways to make the public hearing process more equitable and inclusive.

WTC joined 70 feminist organizations in opposing restrictions on trans rights & medical care

WTC joined 70 feminist organizations in opposing restrictions on trans rights & medical care

WTC joined 70+ feminist organizations across Canada in opposing Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's reckless proposed restrictions on the rights, freedoms, and medical care of trans youth. As written by Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund in the statement, “Feminism is deeply interconnected with trans liberation — supporting the rights of trans, non-binary, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people is essential to protecting ALL women from violence and discrimination.”

WTC launches learning series with webinar on Understanding Local Government + Your Ability to Affect Change

WTC launches learning series with webinar on Understanding Local Government + Your Ability to Affect Change

Our community joined us for the first online workshop in our free for WTC members learning series! We loved chatting with participants about key players in local government, areas of opportunity to affect local decision-making, and answering questions on how to engage at the local level. We'll be hosting a learning webinar every month until the end of spring so make sure to check out our event page for details.

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