Activism

Activism

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

Activism

Graduate research assistant position: participatory and community-based research w/ sex workers in NL

GAR Description We are hiring an hourly graduate research assistant for a SSHRC-funded project working with the St. John’s Women’s Centre, the Corner Brook Women’s Centre, and the Bay of St. George Women’s Centre. This community-based research study takes an innovative approach that blends digital photography and social media to explore the cultural, structural, and […]

Ment-HER! A revolutionary women’s mentorship program

Ment-HER! A revolutionary women’s mentorship program Application Deadline: September 15th, 2017 For an application contact: chandra@sjwomenscentre.ca We are seeking strong women willing to dedicate themselves to a 2-month program that will help to create community connections with lifetime benefits. Why should I do this? For the mentee, having a mentor can increase your professional capabilities and […]

Thank You Community, with love from the #FemFestNL Committee!

Dearest community, Thank you! #FemFestNL 2.0 was an incredible three-day feminist festival in St. John’s in August 2017 that brought together hundreds of people across our city and province to celebrate feminist art, discussion, music, learning, and community. And we couldn’t have done it without you! Through a collaboration of feminist organizations, students and activists, […]

Celebrating our Victories!: The Massive Success of “Introduction to Feminist Activism”

Celebrating our Victories!: The Massive Success of “Introduction to Feminist Activism” Let me be honest with you, when I pitched the idea of a 5-week series of workshops on feminist activism to be held from 7-9pm of Thursday nights at the women’s center I thought that there was a good chance no one would come. […]

We’re HIRING: Development and Communications Coordinator

Development and Communications Coordinator 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. We currently operate the Women’s Centre, […]

Our accountant of almost 20 years is retiring.

Our accountant of almost 20 years is retiring. We are looking for an accountant with a passion for and experience working with non-profits, to complete our yearly financial audit. Our financial audits for the last two years, can be found here: https://sjwomenscentre.ca/about/ The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization that since 1972 […]

Media Release: PANSOW concerned the Premiers taskforce on education does not address high levels of domestic violence in NL

August 9th, 2017 Media Release Newfoundland and Labrador PANSOW concerned the Premiers taskforce does not address high levels of domestic Violence in NL The Premiers task force on education was a welcome and long overdue report on the current state of our education system, that contained 82 key recommendations for change; (http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/task_force/report.pdf) many of which […]

#FemFestNL 2.0 Accessibility Plan

FemFest NL Accessibility Plan To see plan with colour photos please click ->  Here  The Space and Eastern Edge Gallery – 72 Harbour Drive Entrances Main entrance:  72 Harbour Drive External double door is 6 ft wide Concrete ramped entrance No automated button for opening Parking Parking lot spaces and on street parking is free […]

With heavy hearts we mourn the passing of Susan Shiner.

The St. John’s Status of Women Council is saddened by the loss of one if it’s early members and long time board director, Susan Shiner. Susan’s passion for life, art, music and above all social justice and equality has inspired every one of us. Her feminism, social and political action helped shape the women’s movement and had an […]

SJSWC Launches Membership Drive Campaign

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 6, 2017 SJSWC Launches Membership Drive Campaign St. John’s, NL – The St. John’s Status of Women Council is the oldest, member-owned women’s centre in Canada. Today, they launch a new campaign inviting all people who feel passionately about issues such as wage parity, accessible childcare, gender balance in […]