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June 8, 2023
Statement from the co-chairs and executive director of the New Brunswick Women’s Council
Madeleine Nickerson, Jennifer Richard, and Beth Lyons
The majority of revisions to Policy 713 are profoundly concerning. These changes unequivocally roll back options and protections for trans students in the school system. Staff in the education system will be at increased risk of moral injury due to this policy. It is also concerning that the policy that was initially released this morning contained two substantive errors according to Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Bill Hogan. We note that the updated version of the revised policy addressed only one of those errors.

May 25, 2023
Statement from the co-chairs and executive director of the New Brunswick Women’s Council
New Brunswick is in the midst of a backlash against 2SLGBTQIA+ people and communities.There is a segment of this backlash that is extreme and is organized. Its participants have protested drag storytime at a public library and professional development for teachers on sexual orientation and gender diversity.

November 9, 2021
Women’s Council welcomes civil legislation on non-consensual distribution of intimate images, recommends accompanying public education and legal aid supports
The New Brunswick Women’s Council is pleased that government has introduced the Unlawful Distribution of Intimate Images Act and that the act closely mirrors the Uniform Law Conference of Canada’s Uniform Non-Consensual Disclosure of Intimate Images Act.

October 22, 2021
Women’s Council calls on government to withdraw directives prohibiting land acknowledgements
The New Brunswick Women’s Council is profoundly concerned by the memo issued by the Government of New Brunswick prohibiting its employees from making land acknowledgements that affirm that the territories of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’gmaq, and Peskotomuhkatiyik are unceeded and unsurrendered.

June 11, 2020
Women’s Council launches digital COVID-19 resource library
The New Brunswick Women’s Council has launched a digital library of content on the COVID-19 pandemic that considers marginalized populations, the not-for-profit sector, or uses a social justice lens.

June 10, 2020
A statement from the New Brunswick Women’s Council
On Thursday, June 4th, Chantel Moore of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation (on Vancouver Island, British Columbia) was shot and killed by a police officer in Edmundston, New Brunswick during a well-being check.

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.