Making Vancouver Women Friendly
City Council responded strongly to make Vancouver a global leader in advancing gender equity! Click here to see the staff presentation. Highlights include:
A) THAT Council receive the Administrative Report dated April 9, 2019, entitled “Interim Report – Women’s Equity and Trans, Gender Variant and Two-Spirit Inclusion”, for information. B) THAT Council direct staff to send the Administrative Report dated April 9, 2019, entitled “Interim Report – Women’s Equity and Trans, Gender Variant and Two-Spirit Inclusion”, to the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Vancouver Public Library Board, Vancouver Board of Education and Vancouver Police Department Board for information.
D) THAT further to the motion dated November 28, 2017, entitled “Equitable Parental Leave at the City of Vancouver”, Council direct staff to arrange a briefing on this matter to explore options for achieving this goal.
Furthermore, the following amendment to the main motion was moved by Councillor Jean Swanson to directs staff to "Develop a comprehensive gendered intersectional strategy with short and long-term goals that are measurable for each department and every strategy and supported for at least 6 years". The amended motion passed unanimously.