This event was a grassroots discussion with informed speakers on issues that affect city life for Aboriginal women and girls. Topics included safety, health, family development, leadership, treatment and experiences.
The purpose of the Café XIX discussion was to develop comprehensive recommendations that were presented to candidates, parties and voters during Vancouver’s 2014 municipal election campaign.
This was an opportunity for Aboriginal women and girls to share their experiences and to inform leaders who have a responsibility to know the impact of their decisions and how support can better the health and well-being of the Aboriginal women and girls population in Vancouver.
Aboriginal women’s and girls’ experiences can reflect the influences that affect them in community, requiring an assessment of what works and what needs change. It is vital to listen and advocate for the social well-being of Aboriginal women and girls.