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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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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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Kellie Leeder

Women’s Health Coordinator

Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services

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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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This project has been funded by

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Learn about the four pathways available to students directly from former students, and attend breakout sessions of your choice at upcoming virtual event for young women and their families.

📅 May 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Register ➡️ https://bit.ly/3PrWqwI

@women_advocacy

We support Bill C-233! Judicial education on intimate partner violence will result in safer outcomes in family court for women & children. Read our submission to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women: https://bit.ly/38JsUSk.

#KeirasLaw #IPV #familyviolence #FEWO

On International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament - May 24, we celebrate the historic and current efforts of women for peacebuilding and disarmament!

We celebrate the commitment that many women and organizations have made to maintain peace in the world!

Equal Voice has been conducting important research about Sexual Harassment in Provincial legislatures.

The latest report highlights our key findings and we want to share this one with all of you.

Read the full report now: https://equalvoice.ca/issues/

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Sarah Cunningham
Women’s Advocacy Council Coordinator
sarah@barrieshelter.com

 

 

Women’s Advocacy Council
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