The Alberta Liberal Women’s Commission - Edmonton Region
invites you to attend an Edmonton Women’s Policy Workshop
Saturday, January 31st, 2015 1:00 PM
Manor Casual Bistro 10109 – 125 St. 2nd Floor * Free Parking N side of Café * Attendance is free *Meals & beverages responsibility of attendees * Check out Manor menu on website.
The Women’s Policy Workshop will discuss and create resolutions concerning the most recent research work by Canadian Policy Alternatives which names Edmonton as the Worst City in Canada for Women to Live. The study compared 20 of Canada’s largest cities in 5 categories: Security, Economy, Education, Health and Leadership. Although the focus will be on Edmonton, information about conditions for women in the rest of Alberta and Canada will also be available. Resolutions will be created on the 3 most concerning areas:
1. Security: Edmonton has higher than average rates of intimate partner violence reported to the police. Over 4000 incidents of sexual and domestic violence are reported annually in Edmonton. Unreported rates are higher. National: Statistics Canada report finds that the rate of violent crime against women is highest between the ages of 15 and 24.
2. Economy: Edmonton has the largest gap in employment incomes, with women earning nearly $21,000 less per year than their male peers (or 60% of male wages) and 10% of the population living below the Low Income Measure. National - 1 in 7 (2.4 million) Canadian women is living in poverty.
3. Leadership: Edmonton falls in second to last place in the area of women’s political representation with one woman holding elected municipal office. The city performs slightly better in the area of women’s professional representation, with 29% of senior management positions held by women.
National Representation - 25% of MP’s are Women.
Not all is gloom for Edmonton Women who are more likely than men in Edmonton to hold high school, college or university degrees.
Let’s take this opportunity to have an open discussion and help create federal resolutions and actions that will HELP increase living standards for Alberta women and all women across Canada.
Please RSVP by January 27th to Irene at [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you,
Edmonton Liberal Women’s Policy Committee
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January 31, 2015 at 1:00pm - 4pm
Manor Casual Bistro 10109 - 125 St. 2nd floor
10109 125 St 2nd Floor
Edmonton, AB T5N 1S7
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