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Ellen Woodsworth - Women Transforming Cities International Society. Vancouver, BC, CA

Ellen Woodsworth

Chairperson | Women Transforming Cities International Society

Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Ellen Woodsworth is an international speaker and urban consultant on gender and intersectional planning







Ellen Woodsworth is an international speaker and urban consultant on gender and intersectional planning. She is a former Vancouver City Councillor and was their representative on the Executive of Union of B.C. Municipalities, Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee and Alternate at Metro Vancouver. Ellen provides workshops for cities and NGO’s using “Advancing Equity and Inclusion a Guide for Municipalities” endorsed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, CCMARD, UNESCO and several universities. In 2016 she spoke at the UN Habitat 3 conferences in Prague and in Quito and at the Smart Sustainable Cities conference in Montevideo, Uruguay as well as participating in the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights meeting about the “Right to the City” and housing. She was the founder of Women Transforming Cities and is the External Chairperson.

Industry Expertise (3)

Public Policy

Political Organization


Areas of Expertise (5)


Intersectional Planning


Public Speaking


Accomplishments (3)

Vancouver and District Labour Council - Syd Thompson Community Service Award for 2016

Vancouver & New Westminster and District Labour Councils and United Way of the Lower Mainland, 2016

Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal


Additional Honors & Awards

Canadian Academy first "Japanese Ambassador" Award India Mahila Association "Outstanding Commitment to Social Justice Award" BOLD Award First Grand Marshall 10th Dyke March Nominations: YWCA Women of Distinction City of Vancouver Remarkable Women YMCA Peace Award National Persons Award

Education (1)

University of British Columbia: B.A., Sociology 1969

Affiliations (2)

  • MAYA Consultants International : President
  • City of Vancouver : Former Councillor (2002 - 2011)