Women's Insight Project
The Women’s Insight Project is a new addition to the innovation portfolio of the Mothers Matter Centre.
What is WIP?
The Women’s Insight Project (WIP) works with isolated, vulnerable, and low-income women in indigenous, newcomer, and racialized communities to empower them through building their capacity and confidence to lead changes at community level.
The project will enable women to identify SDG gaps in their communities through a participatory action approach and to design and implement community led solutions to address problems identified.
WIP builds on intensive community involvement and bottom-up approaches to ensure no one is left behind – and that isolated women are able to break their isolation and transform into leaders that drive change within their communities.
The Importance and Objectives of WIP
Increase public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Build the capacity of racialized and newcomer vulnerable women to identify existing SDG gaps in their communities
Bridge the gap through innovative community led projects
MMC is supported by 3 implementation partners in this project: The Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISS of BC), the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS), and the Al Mustafa Trust Foundation.
The project uses a train-the-trainer model to deliver the Women’s Insight project trainings and guide project development to address SDG gaps at communal level. Each SPO partner will recruit and train 15 racialized low-income women in theory practice format to conduct research, analyze data on the SDG knowledge gaps in their communities and pilot projects that address the identified SDG gaps in their communities in partnership with SPOs and other relevant stakeholders.
MMC SDG Conference 2023
"Community-led Solutions: Building Capacity and Bridging Sustainable Development Goal Gaps"
November 14, 2023 | 9AM - 1PM PST
Featuring SDG experts, women’s rights activists and policy advocates to share experiences and raise awareness about challenges of vulnerable communities and ways to bridge local gaps to advance Canada's progress towards the SDGs. Delivered in partnership with Future of Good.
MMC SDG Webinar Recordings
Opening Remarks: Opening Remarks and Overview of Canada’s 2030 Agenda by Minister Jenna Sudds
Keynote: Working for a Better Community and a Better World by Nora Fyles
Keynote: Take the Leap
by Pashtana Durrani
Keynote: Care is the heart of an economy that works for women by Lauren Ravon
Reflections and key takeaways
by Alana Livesey
Fireside chat: Supporting grassroot led community action to accelerate progress to the SDGs
To learn more about the Women’s Insight Project, please contact:
Vice-President Innovations, Advocacy and Multicultural HIPPY