A City that Works for All of Us
Join us to participate in an online panel discussion with experts and community leaders to discuss big ideas that will move Vancouver forward for all of us.
Vancouver needs to do much more to make the city equitable and inclusive. This panel explores issues encompassing childcare, safety, housing and planning.
Dr. Jeanette Ashe
Dr. Jeanette Ashe is the Chair of the Political Science Department at Douglas College, and Visiting Faculty at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College, University of London. Her research interests include political recruitment, political parties, representation, and gender and politics. She advises national, provincial, and local governments and parties as well as non-profit organizations on equity legislation and gender and diversity sensitivity, and she has appeared before Parliament as an expert witness on gender and political representation.
Janice Abbott, Atira Women's Resource Society
Janice Abbott has been the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society since 1992. She has led the Society through its incredible growth from a single transition house located in South Surrey with a staff of seven to a large multi-service agency with two for-profit subsidiaries, a development arm and more than 1,400 staff.
Trixie Ling, Flavours of Hope
Trixie Ling is a Taiwanese-Canadian settler living on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish Territory. She is the founder and executive director of Flavours of Hope, a non-profit social enterprise that envisions a society where newcomer refugee and immigrant women flourish and experience belonging through cooking, community-building, storytelling, and entrepreneurship.
Kate Spence, $10/Childcare Coalition
Kate Spence is a mother, teacher, and member of the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. from East Vancouver. In 2015 she welcomed her first daughter and was exposed to the depth of the childcare crisis in this city. The lack of options, high cost of care, and issues with quality all lead back to a system that did not support young families. Ultimately, Kate’s daughter ended up in a childcare situation that ended in tragedy for another family.