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:

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 personal relationships exponentially! The mentor is provided with the opportunity to develop valuable professional skills such as leadership, capacity-building, and community outreach.

Who are you looking for?

For Mentors:

You are a woman who has built herself a well-organized, successful life, a woman with a dynamic career, community connections, and healthy satisfying interpersonal relationships. More importantly, you have the time and capacity to devote 2-3 hours per week for October and November of 2017 to lay the foundation for a lifelong relationship.

For Mentees:

You are a woman dedicated to improving your life and open to accept whatever resources are offered that might help you succeed. You want to build your capacities in your career, your personal relationships and become a community leader!

What exactly am I signing up for?

For Mentors

You will participate in:

1 mentorship training session (early October)

3 group meetings (mid-October, early November, late November)

4 1:1 sessions (scheduled with your mentee, 1 per week for all of November)

For Mentees

You will participate in:

1 mentee training session (early October)

3 group meetings (mid-October, early November, late November)

4 1:1 sessions (scheduled with your mentor, 1 per week for all of November)

When and Where

Time: October and November of 2017 (8 weeks total)

Location: 170 Cashin Ave.

How do I get involved?

To receive an application package or find out more contact:

Organizer Chandra Kavanagh at

IMPORTANT NOTE: This program is open to women of all ages in all career streams.




FemFestNL 2.0 Call for Submissions


FemFestNL is a festival of all things feminist, including concerts, film screenings, readings – to be held in downtown St. John’s. We are asking you to help shape the conference through a call for submissions!

When: August 11th to 13th, 2017

Where: The Space, Harbour Drive, St. John’s

Who we are: A committee of feminist organizations, students and activists who are organizing FemFest NL – a feminist conference to take place in St. John’s. It will be carried out from August 11th-13th, 2017 with a two-day forum (August 12th and 13th) with panel discussions and lectures, to happen at The Space.

FemFestNL prioritizes the voice and experience of women in our community. We welcome submissions from all women (trans, intersex, cis, 2S) and all those who experience gendered oppression (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people) and all those who identify as women for the purpose of political organizing.

FemFestNL events are open to everyone.

For this conference, will be accepting proposals for panel discussions, workshops, and interactive sessions based around feminist organizing, community activism and political action in Newfoundland and Labrador. We want to know how our community does direct political action, how they work to create community solidarity and how we can share these skills with each other.

What we would like from you: Your name and organization (if affiliated) with short two sentence bios, proposed topic, session type (panel, TED Talk, workshop, roundtable, etc.), and length of session, how many presenters (and their names and short bios if already planned).

We are prioritizing submissions focused on Feminist activism:

Direct action

Political action

Community solidarity 


Submissions open from June 24th to July 15th, 2017 (12 pm NL standard time)
Please submit to:

Call for members to join a committee to create a forum on community safety

The St. John’s Status of Women Council will facilitate alongside community members the planning of a public forum on advancing community safety. It is our hope that  we can work towards a forum where we can bring broad members of our community together – the police, taxi companies, government, students, business and advocates and survivors, so that we can come up with community driven solutions to make our community safe for everyone.

To begin planning for the community forum we would like to strike a committee to help guide the process. We encourage those most affected by violence to help inform the process – WOC, indigenous, trans, disabled women, sex workers and gender non-conforming folks.

The first planning meeting will be Wednesday March 22th at the Women’s Centre at 5:30pm – 170 Cashin Avenue Extension

The Women’s Centre is fully accessible, gender neutral washrooms and there is parking.

Please RRSP to  if you want to be on the planning committee and if you can attend the meeting.

We’re Hiring! Program Coordinator: Marguerite’s Place

Program Coordinator – Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Program

(Social Worker Position)

Marguerite’s Place

Marguerite’s Place was opened by the St. John’s Status of Women Council in 2011, to provide safe, affordable housing and supports to women over the age of thirty.  Women are invited to stay in our accessible, fully furnished bachelorette suites for up to three years while receiving supports transitioning to independent living in the community.

Position Scope

All staff positions at Marguerite’s Place are employed by the St. John’s Status of Women Council.  They are rooted in a feminist perspective and practice. This position is a full-time, permanent position reporting directly to the Executive Director.

The Program Coordinator, is a Social Worker position and is responsible for the overall implementation of Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Program including:  directing the work of the housing support staff, programming, development of individual support plans, providing counseling, and advocacy for residents living at Marguerite’s Place, as well as to other program participants in need of one-on-one, housing, employment, and crisis support.  This position will work with community partners working to end homelessness and provide education on issues related to women and homelessness.

Major Responsibilities

  • Supervising and directing the housing support staff in the development and oversight of support plans for the residents.
  • Providing support and direction to housing staff in all matters of support and counselling to the residents.
  • Completing psycho-social assessments
  • Information and referral services
  • Financial education, planning and counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Navigating community services
  • Continuous professional development on a variety of issues that impact women in their life transitions
  • Delivers specialized groups and programs for women.

Typical Duties

  • Initiates group counseling sessions (as determined by needs and interests of residents; may include topics such as self-harm, mental health and addictions, violence prevention)
  • Provides coaching in conflict resolution skills to residents.
  • Works in conjunction with the housing team, to provide a safe respectful and empowering environment
  • Works to promote individual wellness while providing services including support groups, emergency counseling, ongoing counseling, support and assistance to residents
  • Assists with the selection and transition of women to Marguerite’s Place and from Marguerite’s Place to independent living.
  • Is available to former residents living off site during the transition process.
  • Works with other program of the SJSWC including the Women’s Centre and Safe Harbour Outreach Project.


BSW required and a MSW is preferred

Special Training

  • Experience working in a residential setting is required. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 residential years’ residential experience.
  • A strong background in mental health and addictions is essential.
  • Experience working with individuals with complex needs is essential.
  • Experience with supervision of staff.
  • An understanding and experience in the development of women centered programs.
  • Strong knowledge of community networks and supports is required.

 Licenses, Certificates, Registrations


Skills & Experience

  • Leadership skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Strong written & oral communication skills
  • Feminist analysis
  • Experience working in non-profit organizations preferred
  • Experience with assessment and counselling
  • Experience working with non-profit is preferred

Hours of Work

General office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm), but position will require flexibility for evening and weekend meetings as well as on-call supervision.

Flexible work schedule dependent on individual and agency need.

Nature & Extent of Supervision

This position is highly independent and will report to the Executive Director.

 Review Made of Employee’s Work

  • The probation period for this position is three months.
  • There is a performance review once per annum.


65.000 per annum with benefits.

  •  Please send you cover letter and resume to Jenny Wright, Executive Director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council at by 4pm on March 3rd, 2017
  • Please ensure that your cover letter clearly demonstrates that you meet the required qualifications for the position.
  • We do receive a high volume of responses to positions posted. We are unable to answer everyone individually. We will contact only those who will be interviewed.
  • The St. John’s Status of Women’s Council is an inclusive community organization, we encourage Trans women to apply.