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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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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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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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The Improving Pathways to Safety project for 2SLGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence project was conducted between 2018-2019 to work with a small sample of five domestic violence organizations in Ontario to understand the barriers and facilitators in supporting multiply-marginalized Two-Spirit, queer, transgender, and non-binary survivors access supports. The webinar described the overall findings from the research project, and outlined recommendations for understanding how we can work together to support 2SLGBTQ+ in accessing what they need to promote their safety, health, and well-being. ... See MoreSee Less
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September 19th-25th is Gender Equality Week. One year after graduation, women on average earn 12% ($5,700) less than men. Five years later, that gap widens to 25% ($17,700).While all fields of study displayed a gender gap at the fifth year, the extent of that gap did differ:-Women with a bachelor’s degree in Health and related fields (e.g. Nursing, Public Health, Social Work) earn 1.9% ($1,300) less than men (84.6% of graduates in this credential and field were female)-Women with college-level certificates and diplomas in Education (e.g. Early Childhood Education, Educational Support) earn about 45% ($28,500) less than men (84.5% of graduates in this credential and field were female)-Women with master's degrees in Business, Management, and Public Administration earn 32% (nearly $40,000) less than men(49.1% of graduates in this credential and field were female)We need #Equality #GenderGapsStillExist #LetsCreateAnEqualityFuture To review the full report use the QR Code on this image. Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie ... See MoreSee Less
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Women's Advocacy Council Member Ann-Marie Kungl Interviews NDP Candidate Sarah Lochhead of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte. Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte NDP#womeninpolitics #GetOutToVote #yourvotematters #NDP #FederalElections ... See MoreSee Less
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Women's Advocacy Council Coordinator Sarah Cunningham Interviews Lisa-Marie Wilson Liberal Party Candidate for Barrie-Innisfil @LiberalsBarrieInnisfil#womeninpolitics #GetOutToVote #yourvotematters ... See MoreSee Less
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September 19th-25th is Gender Equality Week.
One year after graduation, women on average earn 12% ($5,700) less than men. Five years later, that gap widens to 25% ($17,700).
For the full report use the QR Code
#WeNeedGenderEquaility #GenderEqualityWeek #EndtheGenderGap

🇨🇦 is celebrating #GenderEqualityWeek from Sept 19 to 25. It’s time to celebrate the achievements that we have made in advancing gender equality. Let’s work together to make 🇨🇦 a place where people of all genders can reach their full potential. #GenderEquality

Did you know❓

According to the federal government, Women in Canada's workforce earn approximately 89 cents for every dollar earned by men...

It's time for things to change 🗣️
#GenderPayGap #GenderRepresentation #Cdnpoli

Women's Advocacy Council Interviews Sarah Lochhead NDP Candidate for Bar... https://youtu.be/eCL7rBRRLCA via @YouTube @BSOM_NDP

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

 

 

Women’s Advocacy Council
advocacy@barrieshelter.com