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Women's Equity Strategy

On January 17, 2018, Council unanimously adopted Vancouver: A City for All Women, Women’s Equity Strategy 2018-2028 (5.4 MB).

The strategy reflects our vision to make Vancouver a place where all women have full access to the resources provided in the city and have opportunities to fully participate in the political, economic, cultural, and social life of Vancouver.

The strategy addresses the issues faced by women in five priority areas:

  • Applying an intersectional lens to strengthen City processes and inform decision-making
  • Addressing safety, including violence against women
  • Accessible, quality childcare
  • Safe and affordable housing
  • Women’s leadership and representation within our workforce

What's happening

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

From November 25 to December 10, we're taking part in a global initiative to galvanize action to address gender-based violence.

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November 12, 2020 - Memo to Council (231 KB) – The memo provides a final update on the Phase 1 actions of the Women’s Equity Strategy and confirmation of Phase 2 actions. The memo includes an update on the Trans Gender Diverse Two-Spirit Inclusion Strategy (5.25 MB).

June 3 to 6, 2019 - During Women Deliver 2019, we will offer free programming at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch and other locations in the city, including an information booth on the Women’s Equity Strategy.

Women Deliver  is the world’s biggest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.

May 29, 2019 - Interim report to Council on the status of Phase 1 actions (240 KB)

January 17, 2018 - Council approves Women’s Equity Strategy

January 16, 2018 - Report to Council (5.6 MB)