OUR VOICE
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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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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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Our Funders

 

This project has been funded by

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Very sad news: our condolences to the family and friends of Savanna. MMIWG is a reality in Canada. We must do more to take care of all Indigenous people, particularly women and girls. Savanna Pikuyak, age 22, arrived in Ottawa at the beginning of September from Nunavut to become a nurse.She was found murdered one week later.Savanna was ONLY gone from her community of Sanirajak, Nunavut for ONE WEEK.If you’re not enraged at the levels of violence against Indigenous women, you’re not paying attention.Our deepest, most sincere condolences to her family and her community.Rest in power Savanna.💔 #Savanna #nunavut #MMIW #ymhc #RIP ... See MoreSee Less
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Flag raising today @citybarrie in honour of Truth and Reconciliation. Miigwech @barrienativefriendshipcentre and Elder Ernestine Baldwin for gathering us together today. ... See MoreSee Less
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Twitter

 

It's time to get your steps in! Walk with your favourite candidate as they visit voters at the door. If you aren't comfortable talking, you can still provide support, write down contact info for those who want signs, juggle campaign literature & carry items like water & sunscreen

Tomorrow is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We are supporting events to promote education & awareness in collaboration w/ @mamawaypct @BarrieNativeFC @QuillsRed & @BPL_inthecity. For resources & event info, visit: https://bit.ly/3RiKlcF #Barrie #NDTR

Electors who are on the voters' list will receive a voter information letter by regular mail starting next week: https://bit.ly/3ftnRIT #BarrieElection #BarrieVotes

Our #AfterSheLeaves self-directed online course designed for Ontario Service providers looks at the legal issues & challenges a woman may encounter after she leaves an abusive relationship and becomes involved in the family court system.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3froNNR

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

 

 

Women’s Advocacy Council
advocacy@barrieshelter.com

 

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