We’re Hiring!

The St. John’s Status of Women Council is hiring for an exciting new “System Navigator/Counsellor” position.

The job is a position for our general SJSOWC programming, including the Right Here, Right Now counselling program, individual system navigation and support and group work with primary duties including streamline system navigation and advocacy to existing community based and regional support services for women and gender diverse folks; counselling and intake for individuals during Right Here Right Now Drop-in Counselling Program (Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12-5:30 with evening appointments available) and referrals to other supportive services, including a “warm transfer” approach.

If you are a feminist with experience delivering counselling services related to addictions, mental health issues, family conflict, gender based violence, relationship issues, etc., a working knowledge of community resources and experience working in community organizations, we would love to hear from you!

Please find job ad below and submit resumes with accompanying cover letter to laura@sjwomenscentre.ca by 4:30pm on Thursday, Aug. 12.

System Navigator-Counsellor Job Description

Solidarity with Survivors: sexual assault at the hands of Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on-duty police officers

 

As survivors continue to come forward sharing their accounts of sexual assault from on-duty RNC officers, the St. John’s Status of Women Council  expresses our unequivocal belief of women, Jane Does and all people who have experienced violence at the hands of police.

Read our full statement here: Sexual Assault at the hands of Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

 

Media contact:

Laura Winters – Executive Director

laura@sjwomenscentre.ca

WE’RE HIRING: Harm Reduction Case Manager/Outreach Worker & Harm Reduction Researcher and Training Support

 

We are hiring for two new positions!

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 Case Manager/Outreach Worker as well as Harm Reduction Researcher and Training Support who are passionate about harm reduction, feminism, and program development. This is an opportunity to lead innovative, community-based work that implements the principles of harm reduction in new and exciting ways. Find out more about an example of a Managed Alcohol Program in Ottawa HERE.

 

Applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to the Harm Reduction Coordinator, becky@sjwomenscentre.ca by 4:00 PM Monday August 9th.

 

SJSOWC Harm Reduction Case Manager Outreach Worker job description

 

SJSOWC Harm Reduction Researcher and Training Support job description

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 implements the principles of harm reduction in new and exciting ways. Find out more about an example of a Managed Alcohol Program in Ottawa HERE.

Please see: Job Description Harm Reduction Coordinator. Please e-mail resumes and cover letters to laura@sjwomenscentre.ca by 4:30pm, Friday June 4, 2021.

Further positions in this new program will be posted and filled once the Coordinator is in place. Stay tuned!

 

 

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 via email (nikki@sjwomenscentre.ca) or call 753-0220 (ext 110).

Download the full application here: Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Application March 2021

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 an expression of interest for professional services.

Please see PDF below for more details:

Empowering Them: Expression of Interest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Launch of DV@WorkNL

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 Domestic Violence more broadly. All findings, reports, and more information about the DV@WorkNL project can be found here: https://sjwomenscentre.ca/dvatworknl/

On Friday November 27th the DV@WorkNL research team presented their findings, including the Imagine the Courage report, the full DV@WorkNL research report, an employer’s guide, and provincial resources for survivors and allies. Our launch includes a renewed call for a community-driven, all-party, interdepartmental task force on gender-based violence in Newfoundland and Labrador. Following last week’s launch we sent the reports and findings to Premier Furey, Minister Crocker and Minister Dempster with a request to meet. To date we have not received a response.

 

Media Contact:
Laura Winters | Executive Director St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre
P: 709.765.4434 E: laura@sjwomenscentre.ca

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.

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 to upholding the human rights of sex workers, and our values of sex workers’ self-determination, the power of harm reduction and social justice. We have heard the concerns of the people we support and serve, and we stand with them. Read more here: SHOP & RNC Partnership Breakdown

REPORT: Survivors of Sexual Violence and the Criminal Justice System

Reviewing a legacy of harm, the justice gap, and recommendations for advocates and allies.

In light of the recent Snelgrove mistrial here in St. John’s and the subsequent grassroots activism in support of Jane Doe, survivors and allies have once again directed our focus to the ways the criminal justice system perpetually fail survivors of sexual violence. In this report we scan the wider body of existing research, media, and literature to evaluate the ways victims of sexual violence are impacted through the processes made available to them in the criminal justice system. Our aim is to determine the most effective, equitable, and evidence-based recommendations for increased access to justice and reducing harm for survivors of sexual violence, both within and outside of the criminal justice system.

Read the full report here:

SJSOWC – Survivors and the Criminal Justice System