Women Transforming Cities

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Women Transforming Cities

Time: January 12, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: City Hall Business Centre, 2nd floor
Street: 453 West 12th Avenue
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604.871.6712
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Women Transforming Cities
Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2010

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Event Description

The following message is being sent on behalf of Councillor Ellen Woodsworth:

This is a reminder that the next Women Transforming Cities meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm, City Hall Business Centre, City Hall, 2nd Floor. 

IMPORTANT - Please note change of location.  You may check in with City Hall Security who will show you to the meeting room


Sarah Basi
Assistant to Councillors
453 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V5Y 1V4

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Comment by ROSE on December 21, 2010 at 11:12am

Women Transforming Cities

Women and girls make up half the population of Canadian cities. In Canada, however, only 21 percent of elected municipal officials are women. Girls are not typically engaged in decision- making that affects their lives in cities. Engaging women and girls in municipal decision-making, policy making, urban planning and budgeting can transform cities to be more equitable, inclusive and democratic for all residents. In some cities, women set up organizations and council advisory committees to change these statistics by addressing equality, equity and diversity. We want to build on that work with a national conference titled, Women Transforming Cities, Designing an Ideal City for Women and Girls.

The Women Transforming Cities conference will bring together elected municipal officials with women and girls active in women’s groups, unions, universities, schools, aboriginal, queer, immigrant and refugee, housing and health organizations, and violence-against-women, antiracist, anti-poverty and child care activists as well as planners, architects and engineers. This is an opportunity for dialogue and action between women and girls and local governments. We want to transform our cities into places where women are more involved in the elective process and municipal governments are responsive to the priorities of women and girls in Canada’s urban centres.

For Canadian cities to be accountable to women, we need women to be involved in decision-making at all levels. A national conference bringing together elected officials with women from equality-seeking community organizations will move this agenda forward. We’re organizing this conference to take place in Vancouver before the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ annual conference in June, 2013. Organizing is taking place by email, Skype, phone calls, Facebook, and in meetings across Canada.

Please join us in engaging women and girls to transform our cities.

For information, to get involved, to let us know what you are doing or to add your name to the list of supporters of Women Transforming Cities:

Phone 604.873.7240

Email womensadvisorycommittee@vancouver.ca

Write Women Transforming Cities

Co Councillor Ellen Woodsworth

City of Vancouver

453 West 12 Ave, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1V4

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