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Changes to program promoting women in skilled trades deemed a success

Changes to a program that encourages girls to explore careers in trades and technology is credited for almost tripling the number of girls participating compared to previous years. Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, participated in the Trades and Technology Career Exploration for Girls event in Edmundston.

Government receives final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The provincial government has received the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The commission that led the inquiry released its report on June 3 at a special closing ceremony in Gatineau, Que. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart attended the ceremony on behalf of the provincial government. From left: Stewart and Vancouver Granville ...

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, met with officials at the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre and signed a declaration recognizing May as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. From left: Jenn Gorham, the centre’s program co-ordinator; Shelley Murray, senior advisor, Women's Equality Branch; Tanya Smith, the centre’s project co-ordinator; Ashley Young, the centre’s ...

Silent Witness Project debuts documentary commemorating First Nation women

A documentary entitled The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories was launched in Fredericton during a symposium on intimate partner violence and homicide. The video chronicles the creation of Silent Witness silhouettes of two First Nation women who died from gender-based violence. Among those participating in the symposium was Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also the minister ...

Trades & Tech Career Exploration for Girls

On March 14, the Women’s Equality Branch, in partnership with Université de Moncton and the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick Edmundston campus, hosted 396 girls in Grades 8 -12 for Trades & Tech Career Exploration for Girls. Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, participated in the event.

International Women’s Day

Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, encouraged New Brunswickers to celebrate International Women’s Day. From left: Wilson and Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason.

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 in Fredericton in memory of the 14 young women killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal 29 years ago. Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also the minister responsible for women's equality, participated in the ceremony.

Annual investment of $150,000 to support private sector pay equity

The provincial government will invest $150,000 annually to support the advancement of pay equity among private sector organizations that do business with government and that employ 50 or more people. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers made the announcement today.

Regulations to support victims of intimate partner violence posted for review

Proposed regulations under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act, outlining processes to support the operation of the act, have been posted for public review for the next 30 days. Participating in today’s announcement were, from left: Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Fiona Williams, executive director of Liberty Lane; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Premier Brian Gallant, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, signed a declaration designating November as Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick. From left: Rebecca Francis, executive director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation; Gallant; and Tim McCluskey, president of the foundation.

Investment made in intervention measures regarding intimate partner violence

Implementation of measures under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act will be supported by an investment of $900,000. Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry made the announcement today during a visit to the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. From left: Kelly Ashfield, Office of Research Services, University of New Brunswick; Larissa Rose, St. Thomas University intern ...

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 ...