Members of WTC presented at 2017 Canadian Institute of Planners Conference

This June, members of WTC took a trip to Calgary to present at the Canadian Institute of Planners’ 2017 Conference: Building Resilience. Ellen Woodsworth, Joy Masuhara, and Tasha Henderson gave a presentation entitled “Social Cohesion, Intersectionality, Creativity and Resilience: Experiences in Metro Vancouver and Beyond.” Speaking from their experiences participating on projects like the New Urban Agenda, the Women Friendly Cities Challenge, the Hot Pink Paper Municipal Campaign in Vancouver and the current three year with CRIAW “action on systemic barriers to women’s participation in local government” with Surrey and Vancouver , WTC challenged Planners from across the country to think cri

SpeakUp Workshop

On June 15, 2017 WTC hosted the first SpeakUp series workshop for those interested in improving their confidence in public speaking. The event was held at the Dudoc Centre in Vancouver and was attended by 13 individuals from a variety of backgrounds. In the first part of the evening, Dr. Vaneeta Sandhu and Elena Starr shared their personal stories on how their have and continue to find their voices. This was followed by an activity where participants examined the negative thoughts that affect their confidence, and replaced them with more realistic and helpful ones. The event concluded with a relaxing guided visualization. The SpeakUp series will continue with at least four more workshops in

Meet new WTC Board member Celene Fung

Celene is an accomplished Urban Planner with 20 years experience in building inclusive healthy communities. Her career includes leading interdisciplinary teams in the planning and designing cities, institutional facilities and community projects for government agencies, non-profits organizations and private businesses. She is currently focused on international development work. Celene recently returned from Mongolia, where she helped launch the Mongolian Geographic Indicators Yak Fibre Community Economic Development Project. The Vision of the Project is to create a sustainable economic model to improve rural livelihoods by promoting Mongolian yak fibre to international markets and reinvestin

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