“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’re Hiring! Executive Director

With our current ED moving to a new opportunity, the St. John’s Status of Women Council/ Women’s Centre is searching for a new Executive Director to lead our growing organization If you are a dynamic leader who is passionate about feminist, trauma-informed culture, learn more and/or apply online at

SHOP is hiring a new Program Coordinator!

SHOP is hiring for a new full-time Program Coordinator! The Program Coordinator leads the development and operation of Safe Harbour Outreach Project. If you are passionate about leading a program dedicated to sex workers’ rights and harm reduction, we would love to hear from you. Please see job description attached. To apply, please send resumes […]


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, October 8th, 2021. Start date for this position is after […]

SHOP responds to the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Digital Citizen Initiative”

The Canadian government is proposing a new legislative approach to deal with “harmful” online content, one that is dangerously broad, over-reaching, and includes an over-reliance on law enforcement. This will inevitably target sex worker safety, 2SLGBTQIA content, BIPOC advocacy and content, community-based harm reduction information, and online sexual education and speech. “Digital harms are a […]

Referrals now available for Managed Alcohol Program (MAP)

SJSOWC is now taking referrals for the Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) If you, or someone you know, experienced harms or challenges in their life related to their alcohol use and is interested in learning more about a non-abstinence-based approach, please take a look at this application. You can also contact the Harm Reduction Coordinator, Becky […]

CALLING ALL CANDIDATES: Feminist Q&A with St. John’s Municipal Election Candidates

During this Municipal Election in St. John’s, the St. John’s Status of Women Council reached out to all 30 candidates for a question and answer series about feminist issues impacting our community. We are sharing candidates’ responses to promote community engagement and to inform voters on election issues that impact all of us. All questions […]

We’re Hiring! SJSOWC Harm Reduction Counsellor

SJSOWC Harm Reduction Counsellor Reporting to the Harm Reduction Coordinator, the Harm Reduction Counsellor is responsible for the delivery of counselling and mental health services to participants of the province’s first Managed Alcohol Program (MAP). MAP is a harm reduction service for those who face challenges and risks related to alcohol use- administering safe access […]

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 […]