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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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Our Funders

 

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BDO and the Women's Advocacy Council have partnered together to provide a Free 2 part series of Financial Wellness workshop. Please share with you contacts as space is limited.

BDO and the Women's Advocacy Council have partnered together to provide a 2 part series of Financial Wellness workshop.

Session #1 - May 4/21 5:00-6:30pm will cover Budgeting & Savings, Credit, Borrowing & Credit Reports

Session #2 - May 11/21 5:00-6:30pm will cover Fraud Awareness, Taxes & Insurance

Each registration includes a complimentary electronic financial wellness workbook, that will be emailed 2 days prior to the event.

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#BDO #FinancialWellness #BPWBDO and the Women's Advocacy Council have partnered together to provide a Free 2 part series of Financial Wellness workshop. Please share with you contacts as space is limited.

BDO and the Women's Advocacy Council have partnered together to provide a 2 part series of Financial Wellness workshop.

Session #1 - May 4/21 5:00-6:30pm will cover Budgeting & Savings, Credit, Borrowing & Credit Reports

Session #2 - May 11/21 5:00-6:30pm will cover Fraud Awareness, Taxes & Insurance

Each registration includes a complimentary electronic financial wellness workbook, that will be emailed 2 days prior to the event.

Register for the Zoom workshops for free at EventBrite: ow.ly/dLiM50Ek0N5

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BDO and the Women's Advocacy Council have partnered together to provide a Free 2 part series of Financial Wellness workshop. Please share with you contacts as space is limited.

BDO and the Women's Advocacy Council have partnered together to provide a 2 part series of Financial Wellness workshop.

Session #1 - May 4/21 5:00-6:30pm will cover Budgeting & Savings, Credit, Borrowing & Credit Reports

Session #2 - May 11/21 5:00-6:30pm will cover Fraud Awareness, Taxes & Insurance

Each registration includes a complimentary electronic financial wellness workbook, that will be emailed 2 days prior to the event.

Register for the Zoom workshops for free at EventBrite: ow.ly/dLiM50Ek0N5

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#CelebrateHER with the Women's Advocacy Council highlighting Women across Simcoe County and the Tri Council of our First Nation. Congratulations Andreea Campobasso, Principal Secretary, Office to the Mayor of Barrie.
Thank you, Merci for all the work you do to build back better.

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📣We received so many applications for our #WomenOfImpact in Canada gallery that instead of selecting 50 new inductees - we’re picking 100! Do you know inspiring women who deserve recognition? #Nominate them today - nominations reopened until March 31! http://ow.ly/AaP550DSyHF

#CelebrateHER with the Women's Advocacy Council highlighting Women across Simcoe County & our Tri Council of First Nation this month. Congratulations to Lorraine Mallory McRae.
Miigwech/Thank you to you and all your relations for being an inspiration to so many other women.

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

 

 

Women’s Advocacy Council
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