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The N.B. Women's Council (formerly the Voices of New Brunswick Women Consensus-Building Forum) was established in 2014 to promote the equality of women and girls in New Brunswick, to provide advice to government on matters of importance to women, and to bring to the attention of the public issues of interest and concern to women. The Council is comprised of members representing equity-seeking organizations, as well as individual members.

 

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April 16, 2019
Women’s Council asks government to share plans to eliminate gender-discrimination in wages
The New Brunswick Women’s Council is asking government to share whether it has plans to further increase the wages of homecare workers and early childhood educators.


March 26, 2019
Council concerned provincial budget will disproportionately affect women
The New Brunswick Women’s Council has provided the government with recommendations in response to the 2019-2020 budget and concerns that it will have a disproportionate impact on women.


December 4, 2018
Women’s council responds to government’s agenda
The New Brunswick Women’s Council has provided the government with advice based on issues relevant to women’s equality that were addressed in the throne speech and ensuing discussions in the legislative assembly.


November 29, 2018
Women’s council releases data on organizations serving and advocating for women
The New Brunswick Women’s Council has released a new set of findings from its public engagement initiative, Resonate. The data being shared today focuses on organizations and initiatives operating in New Brunswick that serve, support, and advocate for women.


October 29, 2018
Women’s Council releases Resonate findings focused on individuals belonging to gender minorities
The New Brunswick Women’s Council has released a second set of findings from its public engagement initiative, Resonate. The data being shared today focuses on individuals belonging to gender minorities in New Brunswick.


October 22, 2018
Women’s Council provides advice to party leaders before start of new legislative session.
In anticipation of the opening of the first session of the 59th Legislature, the New Brunswick Women’s Council has provided advice to the leaders of all parties that will be represented in the legislative assembly.


September 13, 2018
Women’s Council releases first report back on findings from its public engagement initiative, Resonate 
The New Brunswick Women’s Council has released its first report back on findings from a public engagement initiative, Resonate, that it held in the fall of 2017 and winter of 2018.


September 12, 2018
Women’s Council announces forum with party leaders on women’s equality issues
The New Brunswick Women’s Council has announced that it will hold a forum with political party leaders to discuss issues affecting women’s equality on September 17th. The leaders of the Green, Liberal, People’s Alliance, and Progressive Conservative parties have confirmed their attendance. Nadine Duguay-Lemay, CEO of Dialogue NB, will facilitate the discussion.


January 25, 2018
Women’s Council urges government to broaden domestic violence and intimate partner violence leave amendment
The New Brunswick Women’s Council is urging government to consider broadening the scope of proposed domestic violence and intimate partner leave to include gender-based violence that occurs outside of the context of current or former domestic or intimate relationships.