Multicolored triangle patterning is on right hand side. Dorothy Roberts headshot is overlayed in a circle. Text reads: Equality Breakfast with Dorothy Roberts. International Women's Day. March 8, 2023. Presented by Vancity and Millert Titerle (visionary partners) and CBC Vancouver (media partner).

We are grateful to the more than 700 friends, supporters, sponsors, and allies who helped us celebrate International Women’s Day at our annual Equality Breakfast. Thanks to your incredible response, we raised much-needed funds to advance equality and justice for those in BC who are marginalized because of their gender.

You can now relive the magic—or see what you missed—by viewing the photo gallery featuring more about 200 beautiful shots by Johnny Liu (Johnny Liu Photography) and Valerie Gabrielle (Valerie Gabrielle Photography).

Want to learn more about this incredible event? Check out our program here.

Keynote Speaker: Dorothy RobertsDorothy Roberts, smiling subtly, with one hand resting on a table and the other hand supporting her chin. She is wearing glasses and a black sleeveless top.

Dorothy Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, with joint appointments in Africana studies, sociology, and the law school, where she is the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. An acclaimed scholar of race, gender, and law, she is author of Killing the Black Body; Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare; Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century; and Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—And How Abolition Can Build a Safer World.

Watch Dorothy’s keynote address here.

Read more about Dorothy.


Emcee: Gloria MacarenkoGloria Macarenko leaning against a wall. Her hands are in her pockets. She is wearin ga black plaid blazer.

Gloria Macarenko is the host of CBC Vancouver’s afternoon show On The Coast, where she explores the day’s news and local communities. Gloria is also host of CBC Television’s Our Vancouver, a current affairs program that focuses on the city’s diverse culture, as well as The Story from Here, a national Radio One show that brings Canadians lively and intriguing interviews from across the country.

Read more about Gloria.



Want to volunteer with us next year at the 2024 Equality Breakfast?

Are you passionate about gender equality and social justice? Would you like to contribute to the success of a large-scale fundraising event? Email us at for more info.


Want to partner with us next year for the 2024 Equality Breakfast?

Our annual Equality Breakfast is only possible because of the generous support of our Partners. Partnership is a highly visible way to demonstrate that you value gender inclusion and diversity in leadership, are committed to social responsibility, support access to justice for all, and want to see a more equal and just BC.

To learn more about the impacts and benefits of partnership, send us an email.



For event logistics, accessibility, and more details, visit our FAQ page.


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 Visionary Partners

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Media Partner

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With Partners




Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch


Fasken LLP

Moore Edgar Lyster LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Ratcliff LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP 

Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Victory Square Law Office LLP

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Dentons Canada 

Faculty of Law – Thompson Rivers University

Faculty of Law, University of Victoria

Gall Legge Grant Zwack LLP

Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP

Harper Grey LLP

Houssian Foundation


Juristes Power | Power Law

LAT Multilingual Translation & Marketing Inc.

Lawson Lundell LLP

Lidstone & Company

Mandell Pinder LLP

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Murphy Battista LLP

Public Service Alliance of Canada – BC Region

The Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation

Triage Data Solutions

Trial Lawyers Association of BC

Print Partner

Audiovisual Partner

Merchandise Partner