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


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 […]

“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 […]