Our upcoming symposium!
The child welfare system, which is actually the family policing system, maintains power and control over the lives of families and children—most often Indigenous families and children— through surveillance, regulation, and punishment.
Our next symposium aims to co-imagine how to move from family policing towards family wellbeing, and share the work being done to abolish the existing family policing system.
This event is open to Feminists Deliver’s members and organizations/non-profits working with youth in care, individuals and families that are dealing with the MCFD, and advocates and allies of children, youth, and families in care.
Email us to receive a registration link!
Member organizations’ highlights
Truth Telling & Reconciliation in Local Government
In 2022, our member organization, Women Transforming Cities, with guidance from Indigenous leaders, compiled the research they conducted with local government representatives to better understand their progress in implementing the TRC Calls to Action that directly relate to local government.
Municipalities in particular — as the level of government closest to our day to day lives — have a unique role to play in implementing the Calls to Action.
Farewell, Ellen Woodsworth!
Women Transforming Cities also said goodbye to their founder and longtime leader and guide, Ellen Woodsworth.
Ellen has retired from WTC after 18 years of tirelessly advocating for better cities for women and girls.
We wish Ellen all the very best in her continued global advocacy work!
Meet Angela Sterritt: SFU Library’s Non-Fiction Writer in Residence
Join Angela for a conversation with journalist and writer Michelle Cyca.
Angela Sterritt is an award-winning investigative journalist and author from the Gitanmaax community of the Gitxsan Nation on her dad’s side and from Bell Island Newfoundland on her maternal side.
Sterritt has worked as a television, radio, and digital journalist for more than a decade. She is currently the host of the CBC original podcast Land Back, released in November 2022.
Date: Mon, Jan 16 2023
Time: 7:00pm PST
Location: SFU Segal Building 500 Granville St. Event Room 1200-1500 Vancouver
Beyond Consent: Disability Justice and Anti-Violence
This discussion focuses on the intersections of disability justice and anti-violence organizing.
People with disabilities face disproportionate rates of sexual violence compared to non-disabled people. Despite this, anti-violence organizing can be inaccessible and exclusionary to survivors, advocates, and allies with disabilities. This begs the question – how can we work to make anti-violence work more accessible, as well as integrate disabled perspectives into our advocacy and community care?
Date: Wed, Jan 25 2023
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am PST / 1pm – 2:30pm ET
Sharing Circle: ACAB and BLM Vancouver
What skills and supports do black people in crisis need instead of police-involved responses?
Join ACAB, Black Lives Matter Vancouver, and Defund 604 Network in this conversation.
This is a Black only space.
Date: Thu, Jan 26 2023
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm PST
Read and Learn
There Is No “Migrant Crisis”
Borders are not fixed lines demarcating territory. They are elastic; bordering regimes can be enforced anywhere.
Land Back – A Red Paper
This paper finds that there are three approaches to consent being practiced in Canada toward Indigenous jurisdiction and they fall along a spectrum of denial, recognition, and reclamation.
Multiple ECE positions – Atira Women’s Resource Society
Family Support Worker – Aunt Leah’s Place
Manager, Legal Services and Advocacy – Battered Women’s Support Services
Communications Generalist – First Nations Health Authority
Indigenous Women’s Project Coordinator – Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
Community Care Worker – Hogan’s Alley Society
Youth Support Worker – Kamloops E Fry
Multiple positions – Options for Sexual Health
Transporter/driver – Pacific Association of First Nations Women
Support Worker, Indigenous Cultural Liaison Support Worker – RainCity Housing
Case Manager Coordinator – YWCA Metro Vancouver
Housing Support Worker – Victoria Women’s Transition House
Writer and Researcher (Policy) – Union of BC Chiefs