Author: <span>Tamitik Status of Women</span>
The Annual General Meeting for Tamitik Status of Women will be held on the 23rd of September 2020 at 7pm. To attend in person please contact email@example.com. For virtual attendance the zoom link is provided below.
zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88268574004?pwd=OXhEZWFZbWlSR2gzSGREN29Eemczdz09
Tamitik Status of Women would like to extend a huge thank you to the industries, local businesses and individuals who donated and took part in our Angel Tree program! Thanks to your support and whole-hearted contribution, presents were given to 47 families and 102 children!! We are grateful for your enthusiasm in coming together as a community to spread joy during the holiday season!
Municipal elections create opportunities to talk about local issues that matter. Municipal plans, policies, and programs are not neutral. They affect different people in different ways.
The Kitimat and Haisla Community Vitality Advisory Group and Research Team has developed a Housing Fact Sheet and an Employment Fact Sheet to encourage candidates running in the October 2018 District of Kitimat municipal election to speak about how they will work towards better housing and employment strategies. Each fact sheets explains:
- the need for approaching housing and employment in a more inclusive way;
- how each are currently being approached in the District of Kitimat; and
- how those approaches could be improved.
We ask that community members ask their candidates to advocate for legislation, policy and practice commitments that encompass a more comprehensive approach to housing and employment in the District of Kitimat.
Women’s wellbeing is multi-faceted, and affected by a range of social, interpersonal, economic, and
The Wellbeing Experiences of Women in the Haisla Nation and the District of Kitimat report is the culmination of a research project between Tamitik Status of Women, Haisla Nation, and the University of Guelph focused on understanding what life is like living as a woman in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village. By speaking to 130 women and young women from Kitimat and the Haisla Nation, the report details themes that emerged from these conversations, which include: physical environment, appropriate housing, discrimination, social isolation, technology, education, Indigenous culture, and migration, among others.
The full report documents:
- Executive Summary
- The Wellbeing Experiences of Women in the Hailsa Nation and the District of Kitimat Full Report
“For too long, the lives and experiences of northern women and girls in what is now Canada, have not been carefully considered in the face of community change. In places like Kitimat and the Haisla Nation’s Kitamaat Village, that are close to major resource extraction and development projects, people are deeply affected by the “boom” and “bust” economic cycle. Some people benefit, but many people do not. For example, when a few people with access to high paying jobs can easily afford goods and services, costs increase, and people without the same access find it harder and harder to afford basic necessities like food and shelter.”
Tamitik Status of Women’s Angel Tree program provides Christmas gifts to children ages 0 – 17 who are in low-income families living in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village. Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) may apply for their child(ren) to receive one Christmas gift off of their Christmas wish list. Proof of age is required via child ID (BC ID, Status Card, etc…). All gifts will be distributed to families in the first week of December. Pick up applications at Tamitik Status of Women, 350 City Centre (above RBC and BMO) between 10 am and 3 pm Monday to Friday – applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis.