WTC Team members in aCTIoN!

February 10, 2020

The Women’s Assembly at the World Urban Forum. WTC is at #wuf10 to ensure the rights of women and girls are front and centre.

December 06, 2019

Angela McDougall speaking at the Dec. 6 Women's Monument Rally with Ellen Woodsworth, Chris McDowell and Adrienne Burke in the background.

November 28, 2019

The Lower Mainland Local Government Association and CivicInfo BC proudly presented CivX 2019: Civil Ideas for Less Civil Times, Thursday November 28, 2019 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. Tasha Henderson, WTC Board Member delivered the presentation "Intersectionality and the City - Ensuring Cities Work for Everyone" and shared practical ideas for making our towns and cities more inclusive for our citizens, regardless of age, gender, culture, or socio-economic background.

November 27, 2019

Ellen Woodsworth, Co-Chair of WTC moderated a panel discussion "Feminist City: How to Build a More Just and Sustainable Vancouver".


Esteemed community leaders include Mebrat Beyene (Executive Director, WISH Drop-In Centre Society), Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George (Squamish Nation), Cicely Belle Blain (CEO, Cicely Blain Consulting), Genesa Greening (President and CEO, BC Women’s Health Foundation), and Leslie Kern (Women's Studies Professor)


Together, they led a fiery exploration on how women and marginalized persons of all backgrounds can push back against systemic barriers designed to keep minorities "in their place," and re-imagine a more sustainable, just Vancouver that supports all of us.

November 26, 2019

Celene Fung, WTC Board Member attended a workshop session on November 26, 2019 with the City of Vancouver to unpack mobility equity and explore its principles and performance indicators for the redesign of Granville Bridge.  This initiative is part of a Mobility Equity framework led by Jay Pitter in partnership with the City of Vancouver's Transportation and Street Activities departments.

October 15, 2019

In the post-#MeToo era, we should all know that silence does not equal consent. It is disconcerting that our government’s tables—where crucial decisions are made about our communities and their inhabitants—are entirely out of step with cultural practices meant to protect women and other vulnerable people. 

September 27, 2019

On September 27th, WTC stands together with people across the planet to demand climate justice. 

September 17, 2019

WTC Board member Tasha Henderson teamed up with other parents in New Westminster to form "Babies for Climate Action". With their kids in tow, they have been busy hosting workshops on Climate Science, taking over Council chambers to speak on the city's response to climate action, and calling for families to join the fight for climate justice. While their focus is climate justice, certainly they are also raising the visibility of children and mothers in civic engagement, and calling for the city to ensure that engagement be more family-friendly. Stay tuned for lots more updates!

September 10, 2019

With funding from the Government of Canada, the National Democratic Institute (NGDI) launched the Women's Advisory Boards Program aiming to promote women’s contributions to local government. As mentioned by NDI Senior Country Director, Ancuta Hansen, women in Iraq... "need courageous political leadership, laws, and programs meant to protect [them], and joint efforts to normalize women’s place in public and political roles.” Early this month, Women's Advisory Boards from five western provinces worked alongside WTC Co-Chair Ellen Woodsworth to share and develop wise practices to build women-friendly governance.

These women are leading the way with their courage, intelligence and hard work are making a difference.

July 23, 2019

Over 200 community members and hotel workers at Vancouver City Hall on Tuesday July 23 to combat pervasive sexual harassment and assault in the hospitality industry! This an issue that the City cannot ignore! 


The City Council responded to the community on Wed July 24 by voting UNANIMOUSLY for Councillor Christine Boyle and Councillor Jean Swanson’s motion to have the City of Vancouver play a leadership role in ending sexual violence in the hospitality and service industries! CLICK HERE TO READ THE MOTION

Raising awareness about this issue is inspiring more women to speak out about their experiences, and employers are starting to take notice. 

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