WAVE’s Work

"ENGAGEMENT AND OPEN DIALOGUE LAY AT THE HEART OF OUR WORK AT WAVE, AS WE REMOVE BARRIERS AND INFORM POLICY."
- Dawn Newton
WAVE Committee Member

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.

Did you know

In 2014, more than applied to be part of the WAVE Committee.

That's the most applications the city has ever received for a volunteer board!

After hosting successful events for International Women’s Day and the Federation of Canadian Munici-palities, they are also hosting a third Women’s Symposium on October 3, 2015, as an opportunity to connect with and listen to Edmonton women and girls.

For more information about WAVE’s work, please check out their annual report for 2014-2015.

If there is an issue you feel WAVE should be aware of, please don’t hesitate to contact them, and join them at one of their monthly public meetings.