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WTC In Action

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

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Cities Organize! kicks off its first 6 week cohort
May 2022

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

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WTC writes joint letter in opposition to Vancouver City Council motion for CCTV cameras
April 2022

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.

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

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. 

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WTC receives a milestone 70 responses from municipalities across BC
April 2022

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

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WTC completed a thorough Mission & Vision review process
April 2022

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.

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

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!

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WTC launches Organize! an Intersectional Toolkit for Your Municipal Election
February 2022

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. 

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WTC speaks on Queer Inclusivity in Urban Safety, Public Spaces, and Housing Panel
February 2022

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.