Solidarity Statement

Feminists Deliver is in full solidarity with the families and friends of the many Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People who have disappeared and were murdered.

We mourn with the families of Rebecca Contois, Morgan Beatrice Harris, Marcedes Myran, and a fourth victim who has been named Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe, or Buffalo Woman, out of respect.

We also extend our condolences to the people and communities of Crane River First Nation and Long Plain First Nation and share their grief with them.

Member organizations’ highlights

BWSS Colour of Violence

Colour of Violence: Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services

Over the past year, our member organization, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS), has been engaged in a community-based research project to better understand and raise awareness on the experiences of Indigenous, Black, newcomer immigrant/refugee, and racialized survivors accessing gender-based violence services in British Columbia (B.C).

This work is motivated by the urgency of our moment.

The pervasive reality of gender-based violence and its overlap with many escalating crises —such as the pandemic, toxic drug supply, precarity of poverty, and climate catastrophe — all disproportionately and deliberately impact Indigenous, Black, newcomer immigrant/refugee, and racialized women, girls, and gender diverse people.

Shifting the Child Protection System

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Shifting the Child Protection System

Communities of Practice Child Welfare project by West Coast LEAF.

West Coast LEAF has been working in the area known as “child welfare” or “child protection” for several years.

With community members, Elders, families, advocates, lawyers, and others on the front lines of the family policing system, West Coast LEAF seeks to transform an approach that stigmatizes and punishes parents and communities. The organization is working to carve pathways for family well-being out of a colonial legacy.

Upcoming Events

Lunch and learn

Lunch & Learn: Intersectionality Meets Municipal Politics

Local government is the closest level of government to people and yet many do not vote or care about municipal politics.

What would happen if we cared about local elections the way we care about federal and provincial elections? What would happen if we built cities where everyone felt like they belong and we created urban spaces that work for the most vulnerable and marginalized? This Lunch & Learn session will outline why Local government matters and why an Intersectional analysis is critical to making cities work better for everyone.

Our member organization, Women Transforming Cities, is organizing this event!

Bring your own lunch and listen to a 20-minute presentation from the speaker, followed by Q&A and discussion.

Date: Wed, Dec 14

Time: 12.00pm-1.00pm PST

Location: HiVE Vancouver 128 W Hastings St Vancouver

Flourish Together

Flourish Together: A QTBIPoC Arts Market

Featuring Queer and Trans, Black, Indigenous and Folks of Colour, this market uplifts jewellers, sewers, visual artists, illustrators, painters and more whose work is rooted in community building and resistance

Date: Sat, Dec 17 2022

Time: 10.30am– 5.30pm PST

Location: Massy Arts Society 23 East Pender Street Vancouver

A Métis Poet’s Kitchen Party

A Métis Poet’s Kitchen Party

Join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and author Jónína Kirton for A Métis Poet’s Kitchen Party—a boisterous evening of celebratory storytelling. Featuring a talented line up of Métis poets including: Délani Valin, Michelle Poirier Brown, Isabelle Hébert and Jónína Kirton.

Date: Sun, Jan 08 2023

Time: 6.00– 8.00pm PST

Location: Massy Arts Society 23 East Pender Street Vancouver

Read and Learn

The Power of Language

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The Power of Language

What do “Family Policing” and “Child and Family Well-Being” Mean? West Coast LEAF is reflecting on the power of language to name and describe what is known as the “child welfare system.”

Jordan River Anderson


Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger

Alanis Obomsawin’s film tells the story of how the life of Jordan River Anderson initiated a battle for the right of First Nations and Inuit children to receive the same standard of social, health and educational services as the rest of the Canadian population.


Executive Director – Nelson and District Women’s Centre

Transformational Housing Childminder – Aboriginal Mother Centre Society

Specialized Indigenous Legal Advocate – Battered Women’s Support Services

Executive Coordinator – BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

Multiple ECE positions – Atira Women’s Resource Society

Human Resources Generalist – Aunt Leah’s Place

Grants and Fundraising Coordinator – Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

Youth Support Worker – Kamloops Every

Multiple positions – Options for Sexual Health

Childminder – Pacific Association of First Nations Women

Facilities Operations Coordinator – RainCity Housing

Intervenant.e Jeunesse – Réseau-Femmes

Historical Researcher – UBCIC

Payroll and Benefits Coordinator – Victoria Women’s Transition House