"Engagement and open dialogue lay at the heart of our work at WAVE, as we remove barriers and inform policy."
Now in their third year, WAVE is focused on policy-driven work, advocating on women's issues at City Council and beyond.
To date, WAVE's highest profile work has been in advocating for greater safety on our transit system, and they were a key driver behind the ETS zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment and assault. WAVE was also involved in supporting the City of Edmonton to implement Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) training for all management, key staff, and City Council.
WAVE is now focusing their attention on a number of city issues, from childcare, to poverty, to construction hoarding, as they continue to build capacity for advocacy, and create opportunities for other volunteers to get involved.