La visión a largo plazo del Women’s Advocacy Council es eliminar la desigualdad de género en las esferas públicas y privadas.

De las 26 ciudades principales de Canadá, Barrie, Ontario, fue clasificada como la peor ciudad para ser mujer en 2019

* Los mejores y peores lugares para ser mujer en Canadá 2019 Katherine Scott – Centro Canadiense de Alternativas Políticas *.  Haga clic aquí

A partir de este informe, el Refugio para Mujeres y Niños de Barrie presentó a Mujeres y la Igualdad de Género Canada una propuesta para la creación del Consejo de Defensa de la Mujer. En el otoño de 2019 comenzó a formarse el Consejo de Defensa de las Mujeres.

Nuestro objetivo

Abogar por el avance, aumentar las oportunidades, la igualdad y las libertades para todas las mujeres y niñas a través del movimiento social, la concientización y el activismo democrático. Liderar iniciativas para cerrar las brechas de género de mujeres y niñas en Barrie y áreas circundantes. El Consejo promoverá cambios cuantificables, sostenibles y positivos en la situación de la mujer en Ontario.

Conozca al equipo

Teresa MacLennan

Directora Ejecutiva

Refugio para Mujeres y Niños de Barrie

Sarah Cunningham

Coordinadora de Proyectos

Consejo de Defensa de la Mujer

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Katie Taylor

Development Manager

Refugio para Mujeres y Niños de Barrie

Consejo de Defensa de la Mujer

Sara Tuck

Georgian College

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Shelly Skinner


Uplift Black

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Kaela Affrunti

Supervisora de Fianzas Indígenas

Centro de amistad Barrie Native

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Isabelle Desfossés

Le Centre Colibri, Centre des femmes francophones du Comté de Simcoe

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Charlene Scime


Junta Escolar del Distrito del Condado de Simcoe

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Joanne Bullock

Miembra de la Junta Ejecutiva

Mujeres Empresarias y Profesionales de Barrie

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Kellie Leeder

Coordinadora de Salud de la Mujer

Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services

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Tami Tarini

Directora de Servicios de Excelencia e Innovación

Servicios de vida independiente del condado y el área de Simcoe

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Lisa Harripersad


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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Today, on May 5th, 2021, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the Women’s Advocacy Council and the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie honours all Indigenous mothers, daughters, aunties, sisters, grandmothers, nieces and cousins. On this day of national importance, we can honour the MMIWG by embracing and supporting community healing.

As part of the events on Red Dress Day across the country, an emphasis on the document Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and calls to action. ( We encourage our community to read along with our Local Municipality, Provincial government and Federal government to put the Master list of Recommendations into action and take the time to read the recommendations, it can be found at (
There are believed to be over 5,000 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls across Canada. Reclaiming Power and Place characterized the crisis as a "colonial genocide” in Canada. When we incorporate race-based violence and discrimination within the healthcare, child welfare, policing and justice systems these stem from the same structures of colonization of Indigenous people. When we look at the deaths throughout residential schools, residential day schools, 60’s scoop and millennial scoops, the number of Indigenous deaths tolls rise.

Indigenous artist Jamie Black brings awareness to the violence Indigenous women face who originally established Red Dress Day. Black began the tradition with an art installation in Winnipeg that saw red dresses hung as a reminder of those who have gone missing because of domestic and sexual violence.

The day serves to honour the memory of those who are missing and murdered. May 5th is to take action, to address the crisis of our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada.

Sarah Cunningham, Women’s Advocacy Council Coordinator states: “Indigenous women are 12 times more likely to be murdered than Any Women in Canada; Indigenous Women are 7 times more likely to be targeted by Serial Killers. The in their report last year indicated 160 women murdered in Canada by gendered based violence. Out of the 160 women killed in Canada, only 128 women’s race/ethnicity documented. Out of the 128-documented races/ethnicity, 30 Indigenous Women reported killed by gendered base violence. This translates to 1 in 5 women murdered last year were Indigenous women. Indigenous women only make up 3-4% of the population in Canada. Last year in 2020, Indigenous women represented 23% of the women killed in Canada. May 5th we honor Our Indigenous women and girls today and always, nor will we forget those taken too soon from us, in our Communities and families. I encourage everyone to read the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Reclaiming Power and Place the Final Report Volume 1a and 1b along with the Master list of recommendations. We can no longer deny Women and Children safety and security. We need space to protect and support all women and children who experience any forms of violence. ”

Today we encourage our communities to reach out to inform and educate ourselves about the systemic causes of all forms of Violence, we will end Violence in Canada only together can we do this.

If you know a woman experiencing violence, please contact the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie Crisis line at 705-728-2544. We are available 24/7. You can visit for more information.
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The existence of inequality and bias is rising all over the world. The need to create meaningful, lasting change and impact is only growing stronger.
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Today, on May 5th, 2021, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the Women’s Advocacy Council honours all Indigenous women and girls.
#RedDress #MMIWG #EndTheViolence #ReadNationalInquiryFinalReportMMIWG

Sandbox Centre Presents The Equity Sequence™ Program: Perspectives On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion . via @FacebookWatch

#Barrie don't miss this opportunity! @cityofbarrie @simcoecounty @women_advocacy @EngageBarrie the ON gov @JillDunlop1 #onpoli is now accepting public input. Let's strengthen municipal codes of conduct. Who's with me? #kunglcares Please RT

“...women remain underrepresented at all levels of government...increased representation is necessary to achieve greater social, economic and political outcomes”

#electHER panel discussion May 11 w area's female politicians to encourage women in gov’t

Highlighting community change-maker & ⁦@georgiancollege⁩ student Jasmine Botter, taking the lead to make downtown Barrie a safer place, particularly for women & girls ⁦@women_advocacy⁩

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