Indigenous Women+ Council

This program and website are still in the development stages, however the application for individuals to join the Indigenous Women+ Council is now open and can be accessed here. Please email if you have any questions.


The objective of this program is to develop the voices of Indigenous Women+ in the workplace, address Gender-Based Violence, and help to prevent MMIWG2S+ by strengthening the program. Our goals are to amplify, affirm, and action-orientate suggestions by those living in communities where murdered, missing, as well as victims of gender-based violence exist most in the province of British Columbia, and to train women to start their own programs focused on what they see best fits in their own communities. We are hoping the outcome of this program is that women+ are empowered by their experiences, both personal and lateral, and they are unafraid to speak up against violence and the men/male-identifying in their communities stand up against gender based violence, and lastly that communities most affected by murdered and missing indigenous relations are strengthened by the women+ that have started their own programs. Women And Gender Equality is the backbone funder of our first provincial Indigenous Women+ Council.


Create and deliver conflict management training program series, including ways to address GBV, design and develop the IWC internal certification program, contact and collaborate with partners, purchase and create a new website and digital platform, key activities such as workshops, ceremonies, professional development, volunteering for events related to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Relatives and Indigenous Leadership.


Development of the PAFNW Indigenous Women+ Council with careful planning and execution (Purpose and intended achievements; who should be a part of the council, who are the stakeholders that need to be involved in the council’s activities, identifying key individuals and organizations that can contribute to the council’s mission; establishing structure and governance, will there be a chair or a president? How will decisions be made? How often will the council meet, developing a plan of action for the council including short-term and long-term goals which will guide the council’s activities and measure its progress; Communicate the purpose, goals, and plan of action for the council to stakeholders and the broader community, engaging individuals and organizations to ensure that they understand the council's purpose and are supportive of its activities; Seeking guidance and support, seeking support from experts or other experienced individuals or mentors or advisors who can provide guidance and support.)


Provide opportunities around topics such as Safety & Choice, Fundraising Management, Grant Writing, Government Funding Applications, and Board Management Skills. Each year for the next 3.5 years will have themes such as Raising Self-Protection & Safety Awareness, Improving Access to Justice, Addressing Gender-Based Violence, and Raising Awareness on Youth Female Project Management.

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Workshops & Training
About the funder (Women And Gender Equality of Canada)

We acknowledge and are grateful to be working within the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Peoples.
PAFNW+ is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia

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