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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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Women’s Advocacy Council

Sara Tuck

Georgian College

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Sasha Parrell

Co-Founder

Born Legacy

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Ashley Snowball

Co-Founder

Born Legacy

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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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Natalie Harris

Ward Six Councillor

City 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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Shelly Skinner

Founder

Uplift Black 

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Kaela Affrunti

Indigenous Bail Supervisor

Barrie Native Friendship Centre

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Lisa Harripersad

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Our Founders

 

This project has been funded by

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Systemic anti-Black racism is impacting the lives, health and well-being of Black Canadians – a reality that has long been felt by the Black community. That was a message heard loud and clear at the Black Healthcare Summit. Watch the full recording: http://bit.ly/3418Gyt

You still have time to sign up for our webinar on October 16 – In Conversation with Dr. @SimoneVigod, Chief of Psychiatry @WCHospital. Join us to learn about the aftershocks of COVID-19 and how it is impacting women’s mental health. Register for free: https://bit.ly/2F8Rk95

Join us on Oct. 27 as activist, educator, and survivor @KalimahJohnson addresses the systemic barriers ingrained within mainstream #SexualAssault services by centering the needs of Black survivors: https://bit.ly/3di3DNa @Concordia

🚨 Speaker Announcement! 🚨 We welcome Sarah Cunningham of the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie. Sarah will talk to us about: Advancing women’s rights and participation in the economy, healthcare systems, education, democratic participation and their personal security.

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

 

 

Women’s Advocacy Council
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