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


WE ARE HIRING: SHOP Housing and Outreach Worker

We are currently hiring for our Safe Harbour Outreach Program. We are looking for someone to join the province’s first and only sex worker advocacy program, as our new Housing and Outreach Worker. This new position is one of the only housing support positions for sex workers in Canada.  If you would like to work […]

We Are Hiring! Harm Reduction Coordinator: Managed Alcohol Program

The St. John’s Status of Women Council is in the midst of developing an exciting new initiative – the first Managed Alcohol Program in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are currently seeking a Harm Reduction Coordinator who is passionate about harm reduction, feminism, and program development. This is an opportunity to lead innovative, community-based work that […]

Marguerite’s Place: application process closed

Our recent opening of applications for Marguerite’s Place supportive housing program is now closed.  Please note as per the application, it is preferable for the individual to be as involved in the application process as possible, as the program is based around the individual’s goals. If you have any questions, you can contact Program Coordinator Nikki […]

Empowering Them: Expression of Interest

The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) / Women’s Centre is a leading community organization on the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) and how it impacts people in our community. We are excited to be developing an online training program about GBV titled Empowering Them. We are inviting qualified businesses and individual contractors to submit […]


After three years, the St. John’s Status of Women Council has launched the DV@WorkNL project research and findings. Our DV@WorkNL research explores the ways Domestic Violence that happens in the home also impacts the workplace and workers. The results speak to both the impacts of Domestic Violence on workplaces as well as the issue of […]

SHOP & RNC Partnership Breakdown

“SHOP and the RNC are fundamentally at odds on how to support people in the sex trade” The Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP) and the St. John’s Status of Women Council have made the decision to end our official SHOP Liaison Officer partnership with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, our local police service. SHOP is committed […]