Pan-Canadian Voice for Women’s Housing (PCVWH) is a national-in-scope project that is born out of an annual symposium for women across Canada, where discussions have focused on housing policy with an intersectional lens and a goal to make women-focused housing a priority. The symposium has been held annually since 2017.

Since then, we have facilitated urgent and timely discussions, developed calls to actions and made recommendations to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the National Housing Strategy through an intersectional and inclusive gender lens.

For more information, please check out the PCVWH website.

Advisory Circle

Our annual symposium is planned this year by our 2021 Advisory Circle; 11 influential women with extensive experience in advocating and creating safe and equitable housing for women and children, inclusive of women with lived expertise.

Annetta Armstrong Indigenous Women’s Healing Centre (IWHC) Winnipeg, MB
Janice Abbott Atira Women’s Resource Society Vancouver, BC
Cindy Chiasson Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society Whitehorse, YK
Lori Deets Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association Moose Jaw, SK
Hajar Masoud Atira Women’s Resource Society Vancouver, BC
Syreeta Moore Atira Women’s Resource Society Vancouver, BC
Janine Olifie-Harvey Community Advocate Ulukhaktok, NWT
Chevi Rabbit Community Advocate Edmonton, AB
Jewelles Smith Council of Canadians with Disabilities Vancouver, BC
Dolly Williams Preston & Area Housing Fund Halifax, NS
Nicole Young Hope Haven Transition House Labrador City, NL

Job Opportunities/Request for Proposals

Would you to like to work with us? Here are a few opportunities we are offering right now.

Request for Proposal: Symposium Facilitator

Peer Researcher


If you want to know more details about our symposium, just reach out to us:

Dawn Francois Monique Leslie
Project Coordinator Online Content Coordinator
dawn_francois@atira.bc.ca monique_leslie@atira.bc.ca


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