Gender and Environmental Assessment – May 30, 2019

Join IAIA-WNC in downtown Victoria for presentations and a facilitated discussion on Gender and Environmental Assessment. Hosted by Two Worlds Consulting and IAIA Western and Northern Canada, this session explores what it means to consider gender in the context of environmental assessment (EA). What are the federal and provincial requirements for considering sex, gender, and other identity factors in EAs? What methods and tools exist? How might project effects be experienced differently by specific population sub-groups? Speakers include:.

  • Deborah Stienstra, Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work Based, Professor, Political Science University of Guelph, will identify the positive and negative gendered and intersectional impacts of resource development; regulatory frameworks related to gendered and intersectional impacts; and some potential responses that could address these impacts.
  • Pascale Méra, Vice President, Two Worlds Consulting will provide an overview of existing guidance and tools for considering gender in EA.
  • Natalie Schell, A/Project Assessment Manager at the BC Environmental Assessment Office will provide an overview of the new Environmental Assessment Act and the draft guidance being developed to assess effects on the human environment, including how effects may be experienced differentially by specific sub-groups within the population.
  • Marion Doull, Senior Policy Analyst at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will present a brief overview of the proposed Impact Assessment Act with a focus on requirements for gender-based analysis within the Impact Assessment process, including examples of how gender-based analysis fits within the impact assessment process.

When: Thursday May 30th, 2019, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: The Dock Centre for Social Impact
300 - 722 Cormorant Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8
Cost: $90 for members, $50 for Students and NGOs.

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