The Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton (WAVE) Committee provides Council with advice on affairs relevant to municipal jurisdiction.
- Advocate for women’s gender based issue resolutions and opportunities related to City policies, priorities and decisions
- Promote leadership development to empower Edmonton women to fully participate in civic life
- Research and provide information and resources about women’s gender based issues to Edmontonians
Councillor Bev Esslinger and Mayor Don Iveson are City Council champions for Edmonton’s Women's Initiative, announced in December 2013 with the creation of a Women's Advisory Council.
In February 2014, the Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton Committee Bylaw 16658 was approved by Edmonton City Council. There was a public and open recruitment process for Edmontonians interested in applying and being considered for this Council. More than 150 applications were screened and Council selected 15 members.
All meetings are open to the public.
Request to Speak
We invite community members and groups to present at WAVE Committee meetings. Please complete the Request to Speak Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For assistance with the form, please call Marian Bruin at 780-495-0272.
Location: Councilor's Boardroom, City Hall - 2nd Floor
|Name of Appointees||First Appointed||Term Expiry Date|
|Angelica Hernandez||May 14/14||Apr 30/17|
|Debra Emily Jakubec||May 01/16||Apr 30/18|
|Jennifer Jennax||May 14/14||Apr 30/18|
|Joyce LaBriola||May 01/16||Apr 30/18|
|Dawn Newton||May 14/14||Apr 30/17|
|Mia Norrie||May 14/14||Apr 30/18|
|Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika||May 14/14||Apr 30/17|
|Hersharon Preet Kaur Sandhu||May 01/15||Apr 30/17|
|Cristina Stasia||May 14/14||Apr 30/17|
|Elyssa Teslyk||May 01/16||Apr 30/18|
|Meghana Valupadas (Vice-Chair)||May 14/14||Apr 30/18|
|Sandra Woitas (Chair)||May 14/14||Apr 30/17|
|Meheret Worku||May 14/14||Apr 30/17|
|Dilara Yegani||May 14/14||Apr 30/18|
WAVE: Annual Report - May 2015 - June 2016
WAVE: Annual Report - March 2014 - April 2015
Highlights our accomplishments and the building blocks of success of our first year. It was presented by Jackie Foord to Edmonton's Community Services Committee on Monday, June 29, 2015, and was very well received.
Women's Spring Symposium: Final Report - April 7, 2013
Women's Fall Symposium: Final Report - September 15, 2012
2016-17 Program Guide
Opening the Potential: Women Leading in Edmonton 2016/2017 Pilot Program for Women Interested in Municipal Politics
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Committee that works to raise awareness of the importance of women in governance and to strengthen the participation of women in the democratic process.
Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Decision Making
Federation of Canadian Municipalities' report on increasing women's participation in municipal decision-making processes.
Sustainable Gender Equality
Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions shows how citizens, municipalities and regions can benefit from gender equality.
A natural area in Riverbend is named in honour of Sue Trigg, who has worked tirelessly to make a difference in the community for decades. See Councillor Bryan Anderson's speaking notes.