Cities Organize! kicks off its first 6 week cohort

Cities Organize! kicks off its first 6 week cohort

WTC launched our six week training cohort to provide the tools and resources newcoming changemakers need to create an advocacy campaign in their community. 

WTC writes joint letter in opposition to Vancouver City Council motion for CCTV cameras

WTC writes joint letter in opposition to Vancouver City Council motion for CCTV cameras

WTC joined 15 other local organizations to write a letter of opposition to City Council in response to the Motion that wanted to increase CCTV camera monitoring throughout the city. The letter successfully contributed to defeat of the Motion by all Councillors except for one.

WTC hosts Dialogue Cafes on key issues for the 2022 Hot Pink Paper Campaign

WTC hosts Dialogue Cafes on key issues for the 2022 Hot Pink Paper Campaign

WTC's Hot Pink Paper Campaign ran Dialogue Cafés to speak with community members about issues that impact residents.⁠ We covered topics such as Safety, Housing, Prosperity & Income, Participation, and Movement & Mobility. Each cafe featured a key community activist in the field and continued with facilitated discussion around each issue. 

WTC receives a milestone 70 responses from municipalities across BC

WTC receives a milestone 70 responses from municipalities across BC

70 municipalities, towns, and cities reported their progress on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action through our Truth & Reconciliation in Local Government Survey.

WTC completed a thorough Mission & Vision review process

WTC completed a thorough Mission & Vision review process

We underwent a two part facilitated workshop to review and update our Mission & Vision for WTC. The result was a more gender inclusive, broadly reaching mission and vision that better encapsulates our work and goals as an organization.

WTC's Community Survey for the 2022 Hot Pink Paper Campaign went live!

WTC's Community Survey for the 2022 Hot Pink Paper Campaign went live!

Our Hot Pink Paper Campaign community survey gives the folks who experience gender oppression an opportunity to tell municipal election candidates what matters most to them. We'll collect these  answers along with input from focus groups and discussion sessions, and deliver the responses to every single candidate for mayor and council before the election and ask them to really consider what matters most to us!

WTC launches Organize! an Intersectional Toolkit for Your Municipal Election

WTC launches Organize! an Intersectional Toolkit for Your Municipal Election

Taking our learnings from our past Hot Pink Paper Campaigns we developed an incredible resource that breaks down the steps and considerations needed to organize an intersectional campaign around a municipal election. 

WTC speaks on Queer Inclusivity in Urban Safety, Public Spaces, and Housing Panel

WTC speaks on Queer Inclusivity in Urban Safety, Public Spaces, and Housing Panel

Matriarch and founder, Ellen Woodsworth, spoke at a UN Habitat panel around how to make our public spaces, housing, and cities more equitable and inclusive to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

WTC received a grant for anti-racism data engagement

WTC received a grant for anti-racism data engagement

We received a grant from the provincial government to faciliatate engagement sessions around the development and implementation of anti-racism data legislation. Our community organizer, Diana, facilitated three online sessions to engage a variety of BC residents about how to safely engage with race based data. *Anti-Racism art created by artist Priscilla Yu

WTC speaks in support of Unite Here! Local 40's report: Unequal Women

WTC speaks in support of Unite Here! Local 40's report: Unequal Women

WTC's Campaign Lead, Mahtab Laghaei, speaks at a the launch of Unequal Women, a report that highlights the negative impacts the pandemic had on job security for women of colour, particularly in the hotel industry. 

WTC speaks on a panel at National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism: Building Solidarities

WTC speaks on a panel at National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism: Building Solidarities

WTC co-chair, Joy Masuhara, spoke at the national forum on anti-Asian racism on a panel titled, "Addressing Sexual Violence Targeted at Southeast and East Asian Communities in Higher Education."

WTC puts on a Movement Building Workshop for its members.

WTC puts on a Movement Building Workshop for its members.

Team member Ash Peplow-Ball and WTC volunteer Aryana Ashrafi put on a beautiful workshop that centered around grassroots movements and what makes them successful at implementing change. We also heard from WTC co-chair, Joy Masuhara, who shared her pivotal role in the Civil Marriage Act in which same-sex marriage became legalized inCanada.