“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through."
Rosemary Brown, politician, activist


SJSOWC Seeking Graphic Designer For Short-Term DV @ Work Project

SJSWC is seeking a graphic designer on short-term contract to develop multiple discreet items – all linked to the ‘knowledge translation’ strategy for their DV@WORK NL research project. The material produced by this designer will constitute key parts of information ‘toolkits’ to be provided by SJSWC to workplaces throughout the province. Please see attached Request […]

SHOP is Hiring a Summer Student

JOB TITLE SHOP Summer Student/Program Support Worker JOB DESCRIPTION/DUTIES This position engages in group facilitation, outreach, harm reduction, advocacy, feminist and trauma informed approaches to front line service work. We strive to make our work as intersectional and strengths-based as possible so that individuals working with SHOP can experience community work while building their skills […]

For Immediate Release: St. John’s Status of Women Council Welcomes New Executive Director

St. John’s, NL – The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) is pleased to announce that Laura Winters will be stepping into the role of executive director on Monday, June 3, 2019. Laura is a community worker, activist and researcher, who is near completion of her PhD in sociology at the University of New […]

For Immediate Release: Provincial Parties Respond to PANSOW’s 2019 Election Questionnaire

In the run-up to the provincial election on May 16, 2019, the Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women (PANSOW) collaboratively designed a questionnaire for the four party leaders to address concerns that are relevant to women and their families. The questions focused on nine issues including women’s leadership, violence against women and girls, […]

We’re HIRING: Executive Director

The St. John’s Status of Women Council and the St. John’s Women’s Centre are seeking a dynamic and transformative leader as its Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is chiefly responsible for achieving our mandate, goals and objectives and working with the Board on long term vision and direction […]

Statement responding to the NL Corrections & Community Services: Deaths in Custody Review

St. John’s, NL – The St. John’s Status of Women Council supports the findings of the recent Newfoundland and Labrador Corrections and Community Services: Deaths in Custody Review report, including the 17 recommendations therein. We also express our deepest and sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have died in Newfoundland […]

The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is improving women’s mental health care – Right Here, Right Now

St. John’s, NL – Today, the St. John’s Women’s Centre received a $25,000 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant for the Right Here, Right Now drop-in counselling program for women. Right Here, Right Now is the first and only individual counselling service for women of its kind in Canada. Women’s Centre staff and supporters gathered […]


Posted on behalf of POST – Photographing Our Stories Together – This project explores the life experiences of women who engage in sex work in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. We define “women who engage in sex work” as women or Trans* women who are working in the sex industry, who are 18 years or […]