Dismantle the child “welfare” system
Feminists Deliver made a submission to the Ministry of Child and Family Development’s (MCFD) on their reform of the Child, Family, and Community Service Act.
In our submission, we urge MCFD to make a commitment to bringing transformative change to the family policing system.
Our calls to action include fully funding and implementing a number of reports that Indigenous peoples have time and again recommended, as well as changing the system to one that is rights-based with a self-determined approach. We also urge the ministry to decolonize and Indigenize its workings and the child welfare system.
Abolition Feminism: Dreaming a New Reality
As part of a series of events around the symposium Abolition Feminism: Dreaming a New Reality, The Circle Project invites you to a Fire Circle, an open, facilitated forum with formerly incarcerated collaborators on What Fools These Mortals Be, members of the public interested in issues around incarceration, restorative justice, and prison abolition.
Date: Sat, 17 September 2022
Time: 1:00– 4:00 PM PDT
Location: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W Hastings St Vancouver
Reimagining our Cities
YWCA City Shift presents this diverse panel of community leaders who will share their perspectives on reimagining our cities where equity, inclusion, and justice are at the heart of decision-making.
Date: Thu, 22 September 2022
Time: 6:30– 8:30 PM PDT
Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver
Centering Equity: All-Candidates Forum
Join Women Transforming Cities, YWCA Metro Vancouver, SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and SFU Public Square as they ask Vancouver City Council candidates about their priorities and platforms, and how they will work together to make Vancouver a city where everyone belongs.
Date: Mon, 26 September 2022
Time: 6:00– 8:00 PM PDT
Location: Asia Pacific Hall in the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. 580 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6
Beyond the Ban: Taking Action Against Conversion Practices After Bill C-4
A panel discussion featuring law and bioethics scholar and author Florence Ashley (they/them) and Jules Sherred (he/him), writer, disability and trans rights activist, and conversion therapy survivor. Florence and Jules will discuss Bill C-4 with a particular focus on equity and justice for trans people.
Date: Wed, 28 September 2022
Time: 6:30– 8:30 PM PDT
Location: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue 580 W Hastings Street Vancouver
Join the #94in94 Campaign!
Follow the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation on social media from Sep 12 to Dec 15 to learn more about each of the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action. The campaign aims to address the fact that there are still so many Canadians who have not read the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action (7 years later).
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Women Transforming Cities has developed eight policy asks for Mayor and Council candidates in the 2022 Vancouver election.
In the lead up to Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30, we urge you to read all the reports that Indigenous peoples are recommending be fully funded and implemented.
Family care homes – Kamloops E Fry
Manager of programs – Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
Indigenous wellness counsellor – Chrysalis Society
Research assistant – Hogan’s Alley Society
Homemaker – Pacific Association of First Nations Women
Multiple positions – Aunt Leah’s Place
Manager of community outreach (parental leave coverage) – West Coast LEAF
Retail program volunteer – My Sister’s Closet
Multiple positions – Atira Women’s Resource Society