OUR VOICE
OUR FREEDOM

OUR VOICE
OUR FREEDOM

The Women’s Advocacy Council’s long-term vision is to eliminate the gender gap in public and private spheres.

Out of 26 major cities in Canada, Barrie, Ontario ranked the worst city to be a woman in 2019

*The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2019 Katherine Scott – Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives*.  Click Here

Born out of this report, the Women’s and Children’s Shelter of Barrie submitted to Women and Gender Equality Canada a proposal for the creation of the Women’s Advocacy Council. In the fall of 2019 the forming of the Women’s Advocacy started to form.

Our Goal

To advocate for advancement, increase opportunities, equality and freedoms for all women and girls through social movement, awareness and democratic activism. To lead initiatives to close the gender gaps of women and girls in the Barrie and surrounding areas. The Council will advocate for measurable, sustainable and positive changes in the status of women in Ontario.

Meet the Team

Teresa MacLennan

Executive Director

Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie

Sarah Cunningham

Project Coordinator

Women’s Advocacy Council

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Katie Taylor

Development Manager

Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie

Women’s Advocacy Council

Sara Tuck

Georgian College

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Shelly Skinner

Founder

Uplift Black 

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Kaela Affrunti

Indigenous Bail Supervisor

Barrie Native Friendship Centre

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Isabelle Desfossés

Le Centre Colibri, Centre des femmes francophones du Comté de Simcoe

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Charlene Scime

Principal

Simcoe County District School Board

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Joanne Bullock

Executive Board Member

Business and Professional Women of Barrie

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Kellie Leeder

Women’s Health Coordinator

Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services

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Tami Tarini

Director of Service Excellence and Innovation

Independent Living Services of Simcoe County and Area

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Lisa Harripersad

RSW, MSW

Simcoe County District School Board

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Ann-Marie Kungl

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Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Vice Provost for Indigenous Initiatives

Lakehead University

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Debbie Opoku-Mulder

Registered Psychotherapist

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Our Funders

 

This project has been funded by

Let’s Get Social

Facebook

 

The Women's Advocacy Council wants to Eradicate the buying and selling of children in Canada! Joanne Bullock, Executive Board member of Business and Professional Women of Barrie supports Project Maple Leaf. Help us end children whom are being trafficked here in Canada. #EradicateChallenge#courageforfreedom#projectmapleleaf#endchildtrafficking#ProtectChildren ... See MoreSee Less
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The Women's Advocacy Council wants to Eradicate the buying and selling of children in Canada! Sarah Cunningham, Women's Advocacy Council Coordinator supports Project Maple Leaf. #EradicateChallenge #courageforfreedom #projectmapleleaf #endchildtrafficking #ProtectChildren #stopexploitationofchildren #stopexploitationofwomen #endhumantrafficing ... See MoreSee Less
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The Women’s Advocacy Council is inviting you to take part in the development of our Gender Base Analysis for the Women's Advocacy Council, funded by the Women and Gender Equity of Canada. The Purpose of this project and survey is to gain a deeper understanding to help us develop resources, programs, services and tool kits in the area of Leadership and Democratic participation for those living in Simcoe County and the Tri Council of First Nation of Rama, Georgian and Beausoleil First Nation. You can access the survey here:www.surveymonkey.com/r/TYFWJCLThank you, Merci et Miigwech for your participation and support! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Canadian Femicide Observatory of Justice and Accountability just released their mid-year report on #femicide in Canada. From Jan 1-June 30th 92 women and girls have been killed by violence in the country, with a continued overrespresentation of Indigenous women and girls.This isn't just numbers. These are people's loved ones.Infographic and Research by Canadian Femicide Observatory of Justice and Accountability.#ENDviolence #supportvawshelters #MMIWGActionNow ... See MoreSee Less
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Twitter

 

Effective July 19, 2021 the OCJ will resume accepting applications for s. 810 Criminal Code peace bonds province-wide. It has a new remote application process so that you may not be required to attend in person to start a peace bond application.

https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/

The Women's Advocacy Council wants to Eradicate the buying and selling of children in Canada! Joanne Bullock, of Business and Professional Women of Barrie supports Project Maple Leaf.
#EradicateChallenge
#CourageforFreedom
#ProjectMapleLeaf
#EndChildTrafficking
#ProtectChildren

The Women's Advocacy Council wants to Eradicate the buying and selling of children in Canada! Sarah Cunningham, Women's Advocacy Council Coordinator supports @officialC4F
#EradicateChallenge
#CourageforFreedom
#ProjectMapleLeaf
#EndChildTrafficking
#ProtectChildren

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The Women's Advocacy Council wants to Eradicate the Buying and Selling of Children in Canada. @officialC4F
#Protectchildren
#EradicateChallenge
#CourageforFreedom
#ProjectMapleLeaf
#EndChildTrafficking
#ProtectChildren
#StopExploitation

We demand a decolonized curriculum that reflects black students and addresses historical inequities and injustice. March with us on August 7, 2021 to #endsystemsabuse Learn more about the March and what more you can do to speak out at http://www.parentsofblackchildren.org/marchforblackstudents/

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Contact Us

 

Sarah Cunningham
Women’s Advocacy Council Coordinator
705-229-9878
sarah@barrieshelter.com

 

 

Women’s Advocacy Council
advocacy@barrieshelter.com