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Family Violence Prevention Month

Family Violence Prevention Month

Premier David Alward signed a declaration marking November as Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick. Although New Brunswick has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, family violence remains a serious societal issue experienced behind closed doors. From left: David Parkinson, president of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation; Alward; and Therese Murray, executive director of the ...

Declaration signed to highlight Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick

Declaration signed to highlight Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick

Justice Minister and Attorney-General Marie-Claude Blais, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, signed a proclamation declaring the week of Sept. 2 to 8 to be Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick. From left: Sue O’Donnell, doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of New Brunswick; Blais; and Suzanne Maltais, education officer, New Brunswick Nurses Union.

Government invests in improved response to sexual violence

Government invests in improved response to sexual violence

Justice Minister and Attorney General Marie-Claude Blais, who is also minister responsible for women’s issues, presented $200,000 to Lorraine Whalley, executive director, Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, representing the first of three investments into the continued implementation of a provincially co-ordinated response to sexual assault. This funding, provided by the Women’s Issues Branch, will support an ongoing commitment by the ...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Justice Minister and Attorney General Marie-Claude Blais, who is also the minister responsible for women's issues, in collaboration with the Fredericton Assault Crisis Centre, has formally declared April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in New Brunswick. From left: Lorraine Whalley, executive director of the centre; Blais; and Jennifer Richard, community development facilitator at the centre.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

A memorial service to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was held today in Fredericton in memory of the 14 young women killed at l'École Polytechnique in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989. A candle was lit in memory of each young woman who died, as well as a candle tied with purple ribbon to ...

Family Violence Prevention Month

Family Violence Prevention Month

Premier David Alward signs a declaration marking November as Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick. He is joined by Therese Murray, executive director the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation.

30th anniversary of Support to Single Parents Inc.

30th anniversary of Support to Single Parents Inc.

Justice Minister and Attorney General Marie-Claude Blais, who is also minister responsible for women’s issues, presented $1,000 to Nancy Hartling, executive director, Support to Single Parents Inc. at a 30th anniversary celebration luncheon on Oct. 10 in Moncton. This funding, provided by the Women’s Issues Branch, will contribute to enhancing the programs and services offered to single parents in southeastern ...

New Brunswick celebrating first International Day of the Girl

New Brunswick celebrating first International Day of the Girl

Justice Minister and Attorney General Marie-Claude Blais, who is also minister responsible for women's issues, participated in activities to mark the first International Day of the Girl. Blais visited students at both École Le Mascaret and Birchmount School, in Moncton, to talk about the importance of the day. Photo shows Blais with students from École Le Mascaret.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Premier David Alward participated in a ceremony in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the massacre of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique in Montreal. Alward joined Environment Minister Margaret-Ann Blaney, who is also minister responsible for the status of women, and a group of women engineering ...

Women's Summit being held in Fredericton

Women's Summit being held in Fredericton

Women from across the province are gathering in Fredericton on Nov. 4 and 5 for the first women's summit in New Brunswick's history. The event, called Voices of New Brunswick Women, is being co-chaired by Environment Minister Margaret-Ann Blaney, who is also minister responsible for the Status of Women, and Marie-Claude Blais, minister of Justice and Consumer affairs and Attorney ...

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Premier David Alward signed a declaration marking November as Family Violence Prevention Month. From left: Marilyn Abbott Charters, president, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation; Alward; and Therese Murray, executive director, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation.

Women's Issues Branch issues scholarships to 12 students in greater Saint John

Women's Issues Branch issues scholarships to 12 students in greater Saint John

Twelve students from the Saint John area who will be attending the New Brunswick Community College have been awarded Wage Gap Action Plan scholarships worth about $31,000 by the Women’s Issues Branch. From left: Frank Robertson, personal support worker program; Shaunna Dixon, motor vehicle body repairer and painter program; Environment Minister Margaret-Ann Blaney, who is also minister responsible for the ...

Ministers responsible for the status of women meet

Ministers responsible for the status of women meet

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for the status of women held their 29th annual meeting in Gatineau, Que., from July 4 to 5. From left: Jennifer Howard, Manitoba; Pam Lynch, legislative secretary to the minister for the status of women, New Brunswick; Marilyn More, Nova Scotia; Rona Ambrose, federal minister of public works and government services and minister for ...

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women observed

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women observed

A memorial service to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was held today in memory of the 14 young women killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989. Pictured: Premier David Alward (extreme right) and other participants watch while Pam Lynch, legislative secretary responsible for the Status of Women, lights ...

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Premier David Alward signed a declaration marking November as Family Violence Prevention Month. From left: Environment Minister, Margaret-Ann Blaney, who is also minister responsible for the status of women; Alward; Therese Murray, executive director, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation; and Marilyn Abbott Charters, first vice-president, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation.

New minister

New minister

Premier David Alward and the members of the Executive Council were sworn in at a ceremony held on Oct. 12 at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton. From left: Alward; and Margaret-Ann Blaney, who signs the register to become Minister of Environment, Minister responsible for the Status of Women and Minister responsible for Communications New Brunswick.

Atlantic ministers have positive discussions as meeting ends

Atlantic ministers have positive discussions as meeting ends

The Atlantic ministers responsible for the status of women wrapped up a day-long meeting in Quispamsis after discussing various women's issues. From left: Health Minister Mary Schryer, who is also New Brunswick’s minister responsible for the status of women; Heather MacLellan, assistant deputy minister, women’s issues, Newfoundland and Labrador; Janice Sherry, minister representing Prince Edward Island; and Denise Peterson-Rafuse, minister ...

Assistance to the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre

Assistance to the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre

The provincial government is providing funding to the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre. The $200,000 in funding is part of a three-year agreement between the Women’s Issues Branch and the centre in support of its work on developing provincewide sexual assault services. From left : Jennifer Richard, community facilitator, Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre; Environment Minister Rick Miles; ...

Violence prevention pilot project for First Nations

Violence prevention pilot project for First Nations

A new pilot project was launched today by Esgenoopetitj First Nation, the Women's Issues Branch and Partners For Youth Inc. to create a sustainable framework for teen relationship violence prevention. From left: Jeannie Bartibogue, Jordon Lydia Somerville; Jasmine Ward; Miranda Mitchell; John Sharp, general manager, Partners for Youth Inc.; Miramichi Bay-Neguac MLA Carmel Robichaud; Clark Dedam, representing the Esgenoopentitj ...

National Day of Remembrance and Action observed

National Day of Remembrance and Action observed

A memorial service to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was held today in memory of the 14 young women killed at l''École Polytechnique in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989. Health Minister Mary Schryer, who is also the minister responsible for the status of women, led the service, which was also attended by ...

Dialogue forum held on violence against Aboriginal women

Dialogue forum held on violence against Aboriginal women

Women leaders of the province’s First Nations communities and Aboriginal organizations participated in the Dialogue Forum on Violence against Aboriginal Women, held last Thursday in Fredericton.

Respectful Workplace Week, Sept. 7-13

Respectful Workplace Week, Sept. 7-13

Premier Shawn Graham has signed a declaration recognizing the week of Sept. 7-13 as Respectful Workplace Week. From left: Marilyn Noble, co-chair of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence; Human Resources Minister Rick Brewer; Graham; and Judith MacIntosh, co-chair of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence.

Minister Schryer presents cheque to Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation

Minister Schryer presents cheque to Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation

Minister responsible for the Status of Women Mary Schryer recently presented a cheque for $5,000 to Linda Whyte, president of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation, for a silver-level sponsorship in support of the Foundation''s Gala Dinner series, which will take place Nov. 23 at the Delta Fredericton. From left: Whyte; and Schryer.

Wage gap action plan scholarship recipients announced

Wage gap action plan scholarship recipients announced

The 53 recipients of the Wage Gap Action Plan Scholarship for 2009 were announced today by Mary Schryer, minister responsible for the status of women. Forty-two women and 11 men were awarded scholarships, which will cover their tuition costs for the first year at either the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) or the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB). ...

Funding for services helping victims of sexual assault

Funding for services helping victims of sexual assault

The Women''s Issues Branch is making an investment of $125,000 to the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (FSACC). The investment is part of the action plan, A Better World for Women: Moving Forward, to provide provincewide services to victims of sexual assault. From left: Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Rick Miles, representing Mary Schryer, minister responsible for the Status of Women; Lorraine ...