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Pay equity adjustments to be implemented

The provincial government has approved the implementation of pay equity adjustments for employees in three groups represented by the New Brunswick Union. From left: Peggy Firlotte, representing medical science professionals; Lisa Watters, representing specialized health care professionals; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Susie Proulx-Daigle, union president; and Anick Turner, representing professional support workers in schools.

New Brunswick Family Plan report on advancing women’s equality

The provincial government has released a report on advancing women’s equality stemming from the stakeholder engagement process to develop the New Brunswick Family Plan. From left: Rina Arseneault, assistant director, Muriel McQueen Ferguson Centre; Beth Lyons, executive director, New Brunswick Women's Council; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Jewell Mitchell, executive director, YWCA Moncton; Robert Burroughs, executive director, New Brunswick Student Alliance; ...

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Premier Brian Gallant, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, is encouraging New Brunswickers to seek opportunities for awareness and education during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. From left: Jennifer Richard, director of community development at the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; Gallant; and Lorraine Whalley, executive director of the centre.

Government hosts gender equality Economic Opportunities Summit

An Economic Opportunities Summit on gender equality at work was held on Monday. Premier Brian Gallant participated.

Legislation introduced to address intimate partner violence

New Brunswick today took a step in joining other Canadian provinces in establishing intimate partner violence legislation as Premier Brian Gallant tabled the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act. Front, from left: Jennifer Richard, Fredericton Regional Network and Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; Chief Leanne Fitch, Fredericton Police Force; Premier Brian Gallant; Rina Arseneault, assistant director, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family ...

New Brunswick hosts Atlantic Ministers Forum on the Status of Women

The Atlantic ministers responsible for the Status of Women met in New Brunswick this week and launched the Guide to Gender Diversity in Employment. From left: Paula Biggar, minister responsible for the Status of Women for Prince Edward Island; Premier Brian Gallant; Lisa Dempster, deputy speaker, Newfoundland and Labrador; and Joanne Bernard, minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the ...

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Engineers, engineering students and community partners were among those participating in a candlelight memorial commemorating the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The vigil was held in Fredericton in memory of the 14 women killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal 27 years ago. Front, from left: Mélanie Dupuis; Christine Plourde; Ellen O’Connor; Hannah Caron; Seniors ...

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Premier Brian Gallant, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, signed a declaration marking November as Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick. Family violence is a serious societal issue. It affects our children, friends, and colleagues and is often experienced behind closed doors. Standing from left: Marie-Gabrielle Gagnon, program advisor, Women’s Equality Branch; Rebecca Francis, executive director, ...

Respectful Workplace Week

To recognize the importance of safe and healthy workplaces that are free from discrimination and harassment, September 5-9 has been declared Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick. From left: Anthea Plummer, member of the Workplace Violence and Abuse Research Team of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research; Premier Brian Gallant; and Sue O'Donnell, academic co-chair of the ...

Provincial government moves forward with pay equity

The provincial government has approved the implementation of pay equity adjustments for one of its largest groups of employees, Local 2745 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which includes more than 3,000 workers in the education sector, of which the vast majority is women. These workers include educational assistants, administrative assistants, school library workers and intervention workers. The ...

Legislation allows Women’s Council to fulfil mandate

Legislation tabled today by the provincial government will ensure funding and independence for the New Brunswick Women’s Council. Members of the Voices of New Brunswick Women Consensus-Building Forum were in the legislative assembly as Premier Brian Gallant, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, tabled the New Brunswick Women’s Council Act.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

A candlelight memorial 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 the École Polytechnique in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Francine Landry; Miramichi Bay-Neguac MLA Lisa Harris; Premier Brian Gallant, who is also ...

Province commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was officially commemorated by the provincial government today. Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Stephen Horsman pointed to the recently-launched Love Shouldn’t Hurt campaign as an example of the provincial government’s ongoing efforts to address issues related to violence against women. From left: Fredericton Police Chief Leanne Fitch; and Horsman.

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Premier Brian Gallant, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, signed a declaration marking November as Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick. Family violence is a serious societal issue that does not discriminate; it affects our children, friends, and colleagues and is often experienced behind closed doors. From left: Rebecca Francis, administrative manager; Social Development Minister Cathy ...

Declaration signed to highlight Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick

Premier Brian Gallant, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, signed a declaration to recognize the week of September 7-11 as Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick. From left: Sue O'Donnell, registered nurse, assistant professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, and academic co-chair of the Workplace Abuse Research Team of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family ...

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Premier Brian Gallant, who is also minister responsible for women’s equality, signed a declaration with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre recognizing May as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in New Brunswick. From left: Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Jennifer Richard, director of community development at the centre; Gallant; Public Safety Minister Stephen Horsman; Lorraine Whalley, executive director of the centre; ...

International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Premier Brian Gallant met with students, women leaders, stakeholders and members of the legislative assembly to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of New Brunswick women.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

A candlelight 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 the École polytechnique in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989. A candle was lit in memory of each young woman who died. A candle tied with a purple ribbon was ...

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Premier Brian Gallant signed a declaration marking November as Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick. Family violence is a serious societal issue that does not discriminate; it affects our children, friends, and colleagues and is often experienced behind closed doors. From left: Gallant; and David Parkinson, president of the Fergusson Foundation.

Declaration signed to highlight Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, signed a proclamation declaring the week of September 1-7 to be Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick. From left: Sue O'Donnell RN, PhD, assistant professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, and academic co-chair of the Workplace Abuse Research Team of the Muriel ...

Women’s Summit ends

The Women’s Summit, held within the framework of the World Acadian Congress, ended on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The summit was held in Edmundston, with the theme “Partout, les femmes décident… les femmes agissent!” (everywhere women decide, women act). From left: Sylvie Morin, president of the Women’s Summit; Phylomène Zangio, co-president of The Voices of New Brunswick Women Consensus-Building Forum; and ...

2014 Women’s Summit

The Women’s Summit at the World Acadian Congress began Aug. 17, with the theme “Partout, les femmes décident… les femmes agissent!” (everywhere women decide, women act). From left: Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; and Sylvie Morin, president of the 2014 Women’s Summit, at the opening of the summit.

Government funds improved intervention for victims of sexual violence

The provincial government has contributed $200,000 dollars to the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre for the second consecutive year. The provincial government’s contribution totals $600,000 over three years. The fund is intended for ongoing provincially-co-ordinated implementation of intervention for victims of sexual assault, allocated under a long-term partnership between the Women’s Equality Branch and the centre with a view ...

Investment of $85,000 in Second Stage Housing services

The provincial government has provided $85,000 to Crossroads for Women to help finance its Second Stage Housing Program for women who are victims of domestic violence. The mission of Crossroads for Women is to shelter women and their children living with family violence, ensuring their physical safety and providing them with the support that ultimately will help them break the ...

Atlantic ministers continue to address online safety for girls

The Atlantic ministers responsible for the status of women met in Prince Edward Island this week to explore opportunities to collaborate on issues of importance to women and girls. From left: Joan Shea, Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister responsible for the Status of Women; Joanne Bernard, minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women; Valerie E. ...