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Ellen Woodsworth

Chairperson, Women Transforming Cities International Society

Ellen Woodsworth is an international speaker and urban consultant on gender and intersectional planning

Media

Women Transforming Cities LAUNCH with Ellen Woodsworth PART 1

Featured speakers include, Penny Gurstein (UBC school of community and regional planning), Melanie Matining (Girls Action Foundation), Christine Smith (Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society, Andrea Reimer, (City Councillor), Linda Reid (MLA), Jen Sung (Out in Schools), Catherine Murray (founder of WTC), Ellen Woodsworth (founder of WTC) www.healthchampion.blogspot.com

Women Transforming Cities LAUNCH with Ellen Woodsworth PART 2

Women Transforming Cities took place on May 24, 2012 at City Hall

VANCOUVER CITY COUNCIL ELLEN WOODSWORTH PRAYER-DREAM

Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth gives the opening prayer expressed as her dream for the city at her last council meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Affordability, humane buildings, sustainable society and a council that governs for and listens to all the people are in her dreams. Let's hope Gregor Robertson's newly emboldened council is listening.

Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth Speaks Out on Maclean's Magazine's "Too Asian" Article

Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth Speaks Out on Maclean's Magazine's "Too Asian" Article

Ellen Woodsworth on DTES LAP

Past City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth addresses Vancouver City Council on the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan. Woodsworth points out that the UN Charter says housing is a right, and she makes a number of key points about the final draft of the Local Area Plan. For further details, please see http://CityHallWatch.ca

Ellen Woodsworth speaking at Women and Leadership Cafe

Ellen Woodsworth, former City of Vancouver councillor, activist and co-founder of Women Transforming Cities speaking about the history of the organisation.

Ellen Woodsworth Visit

Ellen Woodsworth, Vancouver City Councillor and Grace MacInnis' niece, stopped by to take a look at the work here at Grace MacInnis and say a few words about co-ops, affordable housing politics and more.

4 Ellen Woodsworth with Protest at Vancouver City Hall to SAVE New Fountain Shelter

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1 Ellen Woodsworth sees Protest at Vancouver City Hall to SAVE New Fountain Shelter in DTES

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2 Kim Kerr introduces Ellen Woodsworth, City Councillor of Vancouver

2 Kim Kerr introduces Ellen Woodsworth, City Councillor of Vancouver to speak at Press Conference on Golden Crown SRO Hotel Illegal Tenant Evictions

Khalsa Diwan Society cancels Vancouver Vaisakhi parade

Vancity board snubs former city councillor Ellen Woodsworth

Women Transforming Cities applies an intersectional gender lens to the Vancouver election

LGBT activist Ellen Woodsworth emphasizes need for queer safe spaces throughout Metro Vancouver

Biography

Ellen Woodsworth is an international speaker and urban consultant on gender and intersectional planning. She is a former Vancouver City Councillor, and was their representative on the Executive of Union of B.C. Municipalities, Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee and Alternate at Metro Vancouver. Woodsworth provides workshops for cities and NGO’s using “Advancing Equity and Inclusion a Guide for Municipalities” endorsed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, CCMARD, UNESCO and several universities. In 2016 she spoke at the UN Habitat 3 conferences in Prague and in Quito and at the Smart Sustainable Cities conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, as well as participating in the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights meeting about the “Right to the City” and housing. Woodsworth was the founder of Women Transforming Cities and is the External Chairperson.

Recognition/Reconnaissance

Vancouver and District Labour Council - Syd Thompson Community Service Award for 2016

Vancouver & New Westminster and District Labour Councils and United Way of the Lower Mainland, 2016

Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal

2013

Additional Honors & Awards

Canadian Academy first "Japanese Ambassador" Award India Mahila Association "Outstanding Commitment to Social Justice Award" BOLD Award First Grand Marshall 10th Dyke March Nominations: YWCA Women of Distinction City of Vancouver Remarkable Women YMCA Peace Award National Persons Award

Additional Titles and Affiliations

MAYA Consultants International : President

City of Vancouver : Former Councillor (2002 - 2011)

Expertise

  • Public Speaking
  • Nonprofits
  • Intersectional Planning
  • Gender
  • Community Development

Education/Éducation

  • University of British Columbia
    Sociology
    B.A., 1969

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