We’ve been away for a while but we’re excited to share we’re back!
These past few months, we’ve been working on advocacy initiatives, policy development, and political mobilization and accountability.
Our members have been working tirelessly to support and advocate for those who have been denied equity. They are also helping their constituents fight the system and its inequities, the extraction, the rage!
We’ve been busy mobilizing an anti-oppressive, intersectional, decolonial, and feminist resistance. And yet, we are hopeful for what lays ahead! We continue to build community and collective.
The resistance continues.💪🏾
We extend our condolences to community, friends, and the family of Kat Norris, a beloved elder, staunch advocate, and survivor of the Kuper Island Residential School. (Pic supplied by Kat’s family).
Details: Tuesday, July 12th, 5pm Grandview Park, Vancouver
The Road to Safety Community
Our friends at Battered Women’s Support Services and the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres are inviting you to a community event to launch the results of their year-long research project “The Road to Safety: Indigenous Survivors in BC Speak Out against Intimate Partner Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
Date: Friday July 22, 2022
Time: 10 am – 12 pm PST
Location: 312 Main Street, Vancouver
Accessibility: ASL interpretation is being confirmed
Indigenous Peoples Night
Vancouver Canadians is having an Indigenous Peoples night and tickets are available for Indian Residential School Survivors and their families *limited amount, first come first serve.
When: July 14, 2022 – 7:05pm
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
Equity in Practice Panel
The Systems Change Team at Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) invites you to join a live, in person, “Equity in Practice” Panel in conjunction with Collingwood Days 2022. The panel will be moderated by Maria dela Cruz, with guests Leila Trickey, and Emnet Tess Mengesha.
When: Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 6-8pm PST
Where: CNH Main House, 5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver
Women Transforming Cities’ 10-Year Anniversary Celebration!
Join WTC as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary as an organization. Help them honour the community they’ve built and the impact they’ve had with an in-person movie screening of Running With My Girls!
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022.
Location: Segal Room, SFU Harbour Centre
Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) advocates in BC and across Canada have joined their voices together to demand reproductive justice. Advocates are calling on the federal and provincial governments to do more than make statements or release small amounts of funding – they must take real action to improve people’s access to SRH in Canada.
Read our member organization, Options for Sexual Health’s, thoughts here and the BC Reproductive Justice Manifesto here.
Read and Learn
Sex Work Law Review
Our member organization, Pivot Legal Society, co-wrote submissions on Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act #PCEPA (the laws governing sex work in Canada), with PACE and presented to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Not Enough All Words and No Action on MMIWG
Read Not Enough All Words and No Action on MMIWG and amplify why we must act now on the Calls for Justice.
“The committee acknowledges the difficulty in harnessing all levels of governments and various institutions in Canada to respond to 252 Calls for Justice.”
Indigenous Artist-in-Residence & Writer-in-Residence – KPU Arts
Multiple positions – Aunt Leah’s Place
Support Workers – Atira Women’s Resource Society
Women’s Counsellor – Battered Women’s Support Services
Indigenous Addictions Wellness Counsellor (New Day) – Chrysalis Society
Manager of Programs – Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
Executive Director – Vancouver Women’s Health Collective
Casual Community Outreach Nurse – RainCity housing
Sexual Assault Response Worker, Term Certain – WAVAW Rape crisis centre