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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

Kelly Letourneau

Development Manager

Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie

Manager

Women’s Advocacy Council

Sarah Cunningham

Project Coordinator

Women’s Advocacy Council

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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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Cheryl Dillon

Accessibility & Diversity Advisor

City of Barrie, Human Resources Department

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Colleen Moreau

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Joanne Bullock

Executive Board Member

Business and Professional Women of Barrie

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Kaela Affrunti

Indigenous Bail Supervisor

Barrie Native Friendship Centre

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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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Meghan Edwards

Coordinator

Simcoe County Violence Against Women Coordinating Committees

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Shelly Skinner

Founder

Uplift Black North

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Kelly Letourneau
Women’s Advocacy Council Manager
705-728-6300 ext. 229
kelly@barrieshelter.com

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

Women’s Advocacy Council
advocacy@barrieshelter.com

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