Les membres du CCCI sont cordialement invités à assister et à participer à l’assemblée générale annuelle de 2019 qui aura lieu le dimanche 2 juin 2019 à 15 h HAP au Vancouver Club. 

Date: Le dimanche 2 juin 2019 

Heure: 15 h HAP 

Lieu: Le Vancouver Club,  915, rue Hastings Ouest, Vancouver  

Code vestimentaire: Tenue de ville décontractée (les jeans, le denim, les pantalons cargo et les vêtements athlétiques / de sports ne sont pas autorisés).  

À la suite de l’AGA, le CCCI organise un événement public à Vancouver, la veille de la conférence Women Deliver 2019, qui comportera deux volets: une Bibliothèque humaine féministe et la remise du prix Karen Takacs. Des rafraîchissements et des canapes seront servis.
Le prix du billet d’un membre CCIC comprend une boisson gratuite à la réception.

La Bibliothèque humaine féministe

Vingt personnalités de haut niveau s’identifiant à des féministes, et qui ont des opinions à partager sur les enjeux mondiaux, seront invitées à prendre place à des tables désignées où elles vont rencontrer des membres du secteur de la coopération internationale et du large public. Ces ” livres ” pourront inclure des politiciens, des DG d’organismes à but non lucratif, des organisateurs locaux, des jeunes leaders ou des célébrités apportant un changement positif.

Quatre séries de lectures de 10 minutes chacune se succèderont, et à travers lesquelles les participants auront l’occasion de poser des questions aux « livres » ou d’entendre leurs réflexions sur un thème spécifique. Les couvertures des livres seront exposées durant l’événement pour que les participants puissent faire leur choix. Les sélections se feront selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi.

Lorsqu’ils ne sont pas en conversation avec l’un des « livres », les participants auront l’opportunité de réseauter et de participer à des activités liées à la conférence Women Deliver.

Anita Thapa

Executive Director of Her Turn Nepal

Anita Thapa

Executive Director of Her Turn Nepal

Anita Thapa

Executive Director of Her Turn Nepal

Anita Thapa is the Executive Director of Her Turn, a non-profit that works with adolescent girls in rural and remote villages of Nepal.  

 

She is a 2018 Global Change Leaders fellow at Coady Institute of Saint Francis Xavier University. She is a 2017 VV LEAD fellow, a global partnership between Vital Voices and PONDS. She is also a 2016 Asia Young Leaders for Democracy fellow of Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.   

 

 In 2013, Accountability Lab recognized her school initiative called “Civic Schools” as one of the best interventions in school for civic education and awarded an accountability incubator fellowship, best known as “Accountapreneur”.  

 

She is passionate about women and adolescent girls issues and believes in adolescent girls right to education and has been working in empowering them so that they could realize their potential as equal community members and change makers.

Janice Abbott

CEO Atira Women’s Resource Society

Janice Abbott

CEO Atira Women’s Resource Society

Janice Abbott

CEO Atira Women’s Resource Society

Janice Abbott is of Northern European and Secwepemc ancestry and was born on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷmәθkʷәy̓әm (Musqueam), Sәl̓ílwәtaʔ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWauthuth) and Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) Nations and raised on the territory of the Tla’amin Nation. Her grandmothers hail from the Shuswap, Norway, Ireland and Scotland.  

 

Ms. Abbott has been the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society since 1992 during which time she has led the Society through its incredible growth from a single transition house located south of Vancouver with a staff of seven, to a large multi-service agency with two, for-profit subsidiaries, development and arts arms, and more than 800 staff. 

 

She is passionate about supporting others to understand the complex relationship between women’s experiences of violence, abuse and trauma, and their use of substances, and about keeping women and their children together. She supports sex worker rights and is an ally to transgender women. 

 

Janice is opinionated, relentless and fearlessly, intersectionally feminist. 

 

Pratima Gurung

President of National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal

Pratima Gurung

President of National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal

Pratima Gurung

President of National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal

Ms. Pratima Gurung is a leading academic and activist from Nepal. She teaches at PadmaKanya College, one of the single University providing women educations in Nepal.  

 

Ms Gurung is an activist advocating ensuring the rights of women, indigenous women and women with disabilities in Nepal since 2001. She is president of National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN) and General Secretary of Indigenous Person with Disabilities Global Network (IPWDGN)She is a global advisory member of Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) and former fellow of International Disability Alliance (IDA) 

 

As a researcher, Ms Gurung has been working with several national organizations and government of Nepal on gender, disability, and indigenous including intersectional issues.

Angie Osachoff

Senior Regional Program Manager Equitas

Angie Osachoff

Senior Regional Program Manager Equitas

Angie Osachoff

Senior Regional Program Manager Equitas

Angie Osachoff (nee Mapara) is the Senior Regional Program Manager in BC for Equitas; the International Centre for Human Rights Education. She is also vice-chair of the International Institute for Child Rights and Development, member of the Global Centre for Pluralism working group on education and member of the Child Rights Academic Network.   She graduated from Queen’s University with two degrees; a major in political studies and an honoursmedial in development studies and political studies. 

Influenced by her family’s history in Uganda and India, Angie began volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross in Ottawa at the age of 12 which is where she spent many years.  After graduating in university, Angie went to New York to work as an advisor to the Ambassador of the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies delegation to the United Nations. She also served in various capacities, including as a member Executive Committee and Sectoral commission on Education with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO for 8 years 

Her areas of focus are children’s rights and their authentic leadership in community and decision-making processes.  

Angie is the recipient of the Canadian Red Cross’ Prix d’Excellence and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award.

Purity Kagwiria

Executive Director of Akili Dada

Purity Kagwiria

Executive Director of Akili Dada

Purity Kagwiria

Executive Director of Akili Dada

Purity is feminist activist and a storyteller based in Nairobi Kenya and the current Executive Director of Akili Dada, a leadership incubator for girls and young women who are passionate about social change.  

 

Purity is passionate about girls' education, gender equality as well as enabling girls and young women to access spaces to advance themselves and their communities. She sees herself as a learning leader who is committed to cultivating authentic and empathetic leadership in herself and others. 

 

Purity serves as an advisory member of East Africa Girls’ Brain Trust, has previously served as a founding advisory committee member of the FRIDA|The Young Feminist Fund  and in early 2015, she was named as one of the 18 Phenomenal African Feminists to know and watch.  In 2016, she was named a finalist of the Most Influential Women in Governance and Business in Africa. 

Angela Marie MacDougall

Executive Director at Battered Women’s Support Services

Angela Marie MacDougall

Executive Director at Battered Women’s Support Services

Angela Marie MacDougall

Executive Director at Battered Women’s Support Services

Angela Marie MacDougall is an award-winning speaker, advocate and practitioner who consults with thousands of individuals and organizations on trauma-informed practices grounded in anti-oppression theoretical frameworks.  Based in Vancouver, with experience spanning 30 years, Angela works as executive director at Battered Women’s Support Services, where she oversees a matrix of clinical and community-based services and dynamic team that support thousands of survivors of gender-based violence.   

Angela’s impact includes the development of empowerment and advocacy-based service delivery models grounded in strong theoretical frameworks and intersectionality that connect the historical context, feminism, substance use, mental health, violence and women’s leadership.  Her TEDx talk “Four Ways Men Relate to Gender-Based Violence” went live in 2018. 

In recognition of her important work, Angela was named a Remarkable Woman by the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Magazine named her one of Vancouver’s most powerful people.

Annabel Webb

President & Co-Founder Justice for Girls

Annabel Webb

President & Co-Founder Justice for Girls

Annabel Webb

President & Co-Founder Justice for Girls

Annabel Webb has been an advocate for the rights of women and girls for 25 years. In 1999, Annabel co-founded Justice for Girls, a Canadian NGO promoting the rights of teenage girls who live in poverty. With Justice for Girls, Annabel instigated and was a key advisor to the first-ever Human Rights Watch investigation in Canada, which exposed grave and systemic police abuses of indigenous women and girls.  

In 2015, with her colleagues from the University of Oxford, Annabel co-founded Just Planet, an international human rights organization where she serves as the Director of Human Rights and Climate change.  

Annabel holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology from the University of British Columbia, and a Master's degree (awarded with distinction) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford.  

She is currently a PhD student at the University of London, focusing her research on children’s rights and climate change.

Beatriz Oliver

Program Manager, Latin America, USC Canada

Beatriz Oliver

Program Manager, Latin America, USC Canada

Beatriz Oliver

Program Manager, Latin America, USC Canada

Beatriz Oliver works at USC Canada on the Seeds of Survival program with partners in Latin America. USC Canada supports agroecology as a participatory and rights-based strategy that strengthens women’s empowerment and leads to greater food sovereignty.  

Beatriz is a cultural anthropologist with a specialization in participatory research and sustainable agriculture and has published on the importance of women’s leadership in agroecology. She has a Ph.D. in anthropology from McGill University based on her research with food sovereignty networks and women’s agroecological cooperatives in Uruguay.   

Beatriz has worked with environmental and popular education groups in Canada and Latin America, taught at the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies of the University of Ottawa, and has been with USC Canada from 2005-2009 and 2015-present.

Samantha Monckton

Communications Expert and Campaigner

Samantha Monckton

Communications Expert and Campaigner

Samantha Monckton

Communications Expert and Campaigner

Samantha Monckton is a communications expert and campaigner. She is one of the founders of March On Canada and March On Vancouver, the civil movement that organized the women's marches of 2017-2019.  

Previously, she led campaign to free Mohamed Fahmy in 2015 during his incarceration in Egypt. Monckton also organized the Foundation’s advocacy campaigns to free former prisoners such as Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid, Qatari poet Mohamed Al Deeb, Turkish painter Zehara Dogan, Ethiopian journalist Woubshet Taye among others. 

She continues to work on campaigns related to medical cannabis, the opioid crisis, women's rights, the environment, and fighting Islamophobia. 

As a member of the New Democratic Party in Canada, and British Columbia she has successfully worked to support various elected officials in their bids for re-election.

Stephanie Allen

Associate Vice President - Strategic Business Operations and Performance, BC Housing

Stephanie Allen

Associate Vice President - Strategic Business Operations and Performance, BC Housing

Stephanie Allen

Associate Vice President - Strategic Business Operations and Performance, BC Housing

Stephanie Allen is a real estate development professional with a focus on equitable city-building and is currently the AVP Strategic Business Operations & Performance with BC Housing. 

Stephanie is a founding board member of Hogan’s Alley Society, a non-profit organization that seeks to advance political, economic, and social opportunities for people of African descent.  The focus of this work centres on the development of a non-profit community land trust in Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek Neighbourhood that will include over 500 rental homes, commercial spaces, and an African Canadian cultural centre. 

Stephanie is completing her master’s degree in Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University with an emphasis on understanding urban planning and municipal policy through a social justice framework especially as it relates to racialized and marginalized communities. She also serves on the City of Vancouver’s Development Permit Advisory Panel and Poverty Action Advisory Committee.

Tracey McIntosh

Director, Justice for Girls

Tracey McIntosh

Director, Justice for Girls

Tracey McIntosh

Director, Justice for Girls

As a feminist activist for nearly 30 years, Tracey McIntosh has advocated for girls’ and women’s rights as a rape crisis counsellor and transition house worker in a local women’s anti-violence organization, while leading an inner-city alternative program, and as a Justice for Girls (JFG) board and staff member.   

 

She taught with the Vancouver School Board from 1989 to 2015, during which time she led an inner-city Alternative Education Program supporting marginalized youth ages 13 to 18 years.  

 

She earned her Masters’ of Education from the University of British Columbia focusing her research on inequalities faced by teenage girls marginalized by poverty, racism, and homeless, and the institutional barriers they faced within the educational system.  

 

Tracey co-authored the 2018 JFG report, ‘A Space to Thrive’ and is currently leading JFG to build a Justice for Girls Center, which will offer a spectrum of advocacy and educational supports and resources to girls who live in poverty.

Toni Habinshuti

Deputy Director, Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima Rwanda

Toni Habinshuti

Deputy Director, Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima Rwanda

Toni Habinshuti

Deputy Director, Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima Rwanda

Antoinette (Toni) Habinshuti is Deputy Director for Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima in Rwanda. She manages activities across clinical and non-clinical programs, with a strong focus on empowering women and communities for health and sustainability. 

Partners in Health - Rwanda is the local partner of The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) for the implementation of the All Mothers and Children Count (AMCC Project) an initiative financed by Global Affairs Canada.  This project, which Toni oversees, aims to reduce illness and death among women of reproductive age, newborns and children under five.

She has previously worked for several international advocacy organizations in the U.S., and on development projects in Rwanda.  Ms. Habinshuti holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Vermont and a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Administration from Rwanda.

Leslie Varley

Executive Director, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Canada

Leslie Varley

Executive Director, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Canada

Leslie Varley

Executive Director, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Canada

Lesley Varley, a member of the Killer Whale clan of the Nisga’a Nation, is a committed social justice advocate with over 30 years working for Indigenous groups, organizations and causes.  She is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, an umbrella agency supporting 25 Friendship Centres.

Previously Leslie held the Indigenous health portfolio at Provincial Health Services Authority where she co-lead the development of San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, a cutting edge decolonizing anti-racism training program offered to the health, social and justice sectors in Canada.

Leslie’s community work focuses on ending racism and violence against Indigenous people, particularly towards women and girls.   She is currently a board member of Central City Foundation, which invests in social impact real estate in Vancouver.

Leslie has an MBA from Simon Fraser University. She considers Musqueam lands her home and currently resides as a guest on Lekwungen Territory in Victoria.

Erin Millar

Founder and CEO, the Discourse Canada

Erin Millar

Founder and CEO, the Discourse Canada

Erin Millar

Founder and CEO, the Discourse Canada

 Erin Millar is Discourse Media’s founder and CEO, with multiple awards for journalism innovation. Recently named one of the top seven women-led ventures in Canada at SheEO summit, Millar was also a Bob Carty Fellow by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Storyteller-in-Residence at Ashoka Canada, and an AmEx Emerging Innovator in 2015. 

She has hosted talks and workshops across Canada and internationally, including the Canadian Association of Journalists and Italy’s International Journalism Festival, and reported from more than a dozen countries for Canadian and international publications. Millar taught journalism at Quest University Canada and Langara College, is a trustee of the Uncharted Journalism Fund, and serves on the board of the National Magazine Awards Foundation. 

Michelle Fortin

Executive Director, Options for Sexual Health

Michelle Fortin

Executive Director, Options for Sexual Health

Michelle Fortin

Executive Director, Options for Sexual Health

Working in the social service world for most of her adult life, Michelle Fortin has learned to approach the world through a social justice lens and think critically about systems.  Michelle knows that she has had many privileges in life and being aware of it allows her to stay curious, be open and seek out opportunities that while uncomfortable create space for learning.    

An academic background in psychology, counselling and, most recently, leadership has prepared Michelle for her current position as Executive Director at Options for Sexual Health.  Michelle says that supporting the mission at Options is easy because she too embraces a feminist, pro-choice, sex-positive approach to reproduction and sexual health for all.  

Bodil Geyer

Co-Founder March On Vancouver

Bodil Geyer

Co-Founder March On Vancouver

Bodil Geyer

Co-Founder March On Vancouver

A 20-year veteran in global recruitment industry, Bodil has been a leader in women’s entrepreneurial business community as a progressive owner and Founder of a company that employs 75% women and an equally diverse base. She is also a co-founder of March On Vancouver, GOTV (Get Out The Vote) Coordinator for Democrats Abroad Canada and 2019 NEC Chair, Canada.

Known for her commitment to people everywhere, Bodil is a progressive activist at home and abroad. Home has many meanings for Bodil, an American who was born in Sweden and now lives in Canada. Active in local politics since youth. She has actively been involved in many local programs such as the Canadian Blood Services, Muslim Food Bank, Muscular Dystrophy Canada,  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Movember Foundation, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, Union Gospel Mission and Green at Work

Myriam Sfeir

Director, Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World

Myriam Sfeir

Director, Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World

Myriam Sfeir

Director, Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World

Myriam Sfeir joined the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in 1996. She is currently its Director. Previously she served as senior managing editor of Al-Raida, the double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by IWSAW. She has worked on several groundbreaking issues of Al-Raida that dealt with various subjects considered taboo in the Arab world (sexuality, honour killings, incarcerated women, homosexuality, etc.). She has also worked extensively on issues related to gender rights and has organized several conferences, film festivals, and lectures at LAU. Myriam is knowledgeable on issues related to human rights, gender-based violence, and sexuality. Myriam earned her Bachelor degree in Philosophy from the American University of Beirut and her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

Prix Karen Takacs

La soirée inclura la présentation du prix Karen Takacs pour le leadership au sein du secteur de coopération internationale.

Assemblée générale annuelle

Bibliothèque humaine féministe