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


“Power of Women’s Words” Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

The Transformative Power of Women’s Words September 29 2020 St. John’s, NL – The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) is thrilled to announce the launch of our Dear Survivor campaign inspired by the connections that real women make when they talk to each other about intimate partner abuse. Empowering Ourselves: Exploring Intimate Partner Abuse is an eight-week Women’s Centre support group […]

SHOP is Hiring!

SHOP is hiring for a new full-time Community Outreach Organizer. If you are passionate about sex workers’ rights, feminism, outreach and harm reduction, we would love to hear from you! Please see job description attached. Applications for this position will be accepted until 12pm Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. To apply, please submit a cover letter […]

New Position! We are Hiring an Advocacy Coordinator

We are hiring for an exciting new position to support the work of the St. John’s Status of Women Council. The role is to provide support around organizational advocacy, fund development, as well as ongoing analysis, information and solution-based recommendations for gender-equitable policy and practice in St. John’s and across Newfoundland and Labrador. Using a feminist, intersectional, […]

We are Hiring! Domestic Violence Counsellor

Job Description Domestic Violence Counsellor This position is a full-time, contract position* reporting directly to the Clinical Team Lead Counsellor. The Domestic Violence Counsellor supports all areas of the organization related to domestic violence. The successful candidate will divide their time in supporting the Right Here, Right Now counselling program as well as the work […]

We Are Hiring! Project Coordinator: Empower Them

Project Coordinator, Empower Them Position Description We are hiring for the coordinator of an exciting new project! We have received valuable funding from the NL Federation of Labour to begin a project aimed at increasing not only our organizational capacity, but the capacity of service providers, workplaces, and the general population in understanding and responding […]

SJSOWC Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

“The St. John’s Status of Women Council stands with the Black Lives Matter movement in their calls to defund the police, for greater police oversight and accountability, and for the strategic re-allocation of funding to community organizations serving the most marginalized.We are committed to action in ensuring our organization and its services reflect our anti-racist, […]

SHOP Launches COVID-19 Sex Worker Relief Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the livelihood of many workers, particularly those who work in unprotected industries and lack access to traditional forms of income support and employment-related benefits. This pandemic has been especially devastating for sex workers who are unable to work – many of whom are experiencing a drastic loss of income without […]