“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 currently hiring for our Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Program. We’re looking for two women to join our team, one in a relief position and the other in a three-month temoporary, full-time position with the posibility of extension. If you would like to work in a feminist, trauma-informed environment and are passionate about supportive […]

For Immediate Release

The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization that since 1972 is continually working to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area. Through our front-line work, we see firsthand how laws can […]

Lifting the Ban: Recommendations to protect the human rights of sex workers in St. John’s

SHOP continues to advocate in many ways to challenge discrimination, stereotypes and misconceptions against sex workers, engaging in campaigns and education to address stigma, violence, and call for change. We submitted a report to St. John’s City Council in December 2018 containing information on why we advocated against a moratorium on massage parlour permits, references […]

For Immediate Release: Sisters In Spirit Vigil Oct. 4

For Immediate Release Sept 24, 2019 Sisters in Spirit Vigil for Murdered and Missing Women and Girls. First Light and The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) have partnered for this year’s Sisters in Spirit Vigil for Missing and Murdered Women and Girls (formerly “In Her Name”). There will be various events and opportunities […]

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, […]