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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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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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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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Shelly Skinner

Founder

Uplift Black 

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Kaela Affrunti

Indigenous Bail Supervisor

Barrie Native Friendship Centre

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Ann-Marie Kungl

Our Funders

 

This project has been funded by

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The Job Finding Club for Immigrants has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to deliver a virtual presentation on newcomer health and wellness. Participants will discover strategies for coping with emotions, and how to prioritize their mental health.

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The Job Finding Club for Immigrants has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to deliver a virtual presentation on newcomer health and wellness. Participants will discover strategies for coping with emotions, and how to prioritize their mental health.

#Barrie, the @cityofbarrie Cultural Grants Process is Open.
Please share this info with anyone you think may be interested. Deadline: 4:30 pm on Fri. Jan. 22, 2021. 2020 Cultural Grants Recipients are also listed on the site for reference. https://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/CulturalGrants.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3c771H9Qh9lMr239CBsjEegFzlxa71S0mcRgOTcDyDQWlnjd-27lLbtqk

Check out Episode #6 of your #AskHer series with
@ElizabethPeloza

City Councillor of Ward 12 in London Ontario! Her episode drops this Wednesday January 13th on all our platforms!
#SupportHer #FemPoli #politicalwomen

If you’re an #Indigenous student who has recently graduated or will graduate between May 2016 & June 2021 w/ a degree✅, post-grad certificate✅ or diploma✅, consider applying for the Ontario Internship Program.

Applications open in 1 week! 🎓
https://www.internship.gov.on.ca/mbs/sdb/intern.nsf/

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

 

 

Women’s Advocacy Council
advocacy@barrieshelter.com

 

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