Women Transforming Cities Awarded Status of Women Grant

“ACTION on systemic barriers to women’s participation in local government” That's the title of a three year project, funded by Status of Women Canada, that Women Transforming Cities, in partnership with the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) will be starting in March of this year. We will be working with the City of Surrey, and the City of Vancouver in finding sustainable and effective ways to improve gender and diversity equity and inclusion within local governments. We are currently searching for a Project Manager, see the job description and in the future for a part time researcher. We will keep you posted about this exciting new endeavor, check our websit

Meet Internal Chair Dr. Joy Masuhara

Internal Chair – Dr. Joy Masuhara, BSc(Pharm), MD, CCFP Joy has been actively involved in WTC’s participation in the UN Habitat III process as a participant and speaker both in Prague and Quito. She works in Vancouver as a physician in the area of older adult mental health and has a special interest in how multicultural issues impact health outcomes. She has served on several committees and boards related to health care and has been a speaker on various topics such as dementia, polypharmacy, and multicultural issues in dementia. Prior activist work includes being a litigant in the same sex marriage case, which resulted in Canada becoming the 3rd country in the world to legalize same sex marr

April Cafe - HerCity Vancouver: Putting Women on the Map

Women Transforming Cities Cafe Saturday April 22 at the West End Community Centre This illustrated talk by Jolene Castillou Cumming examines past, present and future issues surrounding the extreme gender imbalance in the current names of Vancouver’s many civic assets, like streets, parks, plazas, etc. This is part of the Women Transforming Cities series of Cafes, where through community engagement; recommendations to City Hall can be made by Women Transforming Cities regarding inclusive policies and equitable representation for women and girls. Instructor: Jolene Castillou Cumming Saturday Apr 22 2:30-4:30pm 108813 F

Hot Pink Paper

WTC created the Hot Pink Paper (HPP) Municipal Campaign (Link to the site on our website) for the 2014 Vancouver election. We are now at the midway point to the 2018 municipal election. Ellen Woodsworth is working with three students from Guelph University to talk to our partners who created the HPP paper and created eleven key issues, actions for each one as well as a background paper explaining why it is a key issue to make cities work for women and girls. They will also talk to all the parties and elected councillors and Mayor who committed to the majority of the issues as posted on our website. They will assess what the commitments were, what was accomplished, what remains to be done a

Women Friendly Cities Challenge: an International Collaborative Project

Women Transforming Cities[if IE]> <link rel='stylesheet' id='mailchimpSF_ie_css-css' href='http://womentransformingcities.org/wp-content/plugins/mailchimp/css/ie.css?ver=4.7.3' type='text/css' media='all' /> <![endif] <meta name="NextGEN" version="2.1.69" /> styles generated by site options[if lt IE 9]> <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://womentransformingcities.org/wp-content/themes/Sterling/css/IE.css" /> <![endif] Styles generated by custom page styling options. In October 2016, at the UN Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, Women Transforming Cities (WTC) hosted a side event called the Women Friendly Cities Challenge. This event was moderated by the Hu


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