The City of Vancouver advisory committees must have at least 50% women and 50% diverse members from equity-seeking groups. I have been asking Richmond City Council to consider this as a mandate and ensure that there is a gendered intersectional lens on all committees. The City of Richmond does not have an equity mandate on any of its advisory groups.
It's been over two years since Kelly Greene brought forward a motion on creating a women's advisory committee when she was on Richmond BC council. Another deadline to volunteer for advisory committees has passed and no change in Richmond.