Status of Women News

"The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice & Accountability (CFOJA) is profoundly saddened and
disturbed by the violent killings of at least 22 women and men by a lone male, armed with guns, this past
weekend across multiple communities in rural Nova Scotia. We hurt for our fellow Canadians, and
particularly those in Nova Scotia, who are both directly and indirectly shattered and impacted by this violent
massacre, including survivors, family members and friends of the victims as well as the communities in
which the killings occurred."

Prime Minister announces further support to help Canadians in need

April 21, 2020
Ottawa, Ontario

Canadians across the country are continuing to face challenges during this difficult time, particularly those who are most vulnerable to the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19. For many Canadians who were already struggling, it’s even harder now, and they are turning more and more to charities and non-profit organizations for help.

Help is Available

Women-serving organizations continue to offer a wide range of support, guidance, and shelter to women and their children.


Survey: What can Canada Learn from Women's Police Stations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence?

We would like to invite you to participate in a short survey about the policing of domestic and sexual violence, broadly referred to as gender-based violence. We would also ask you to share widely among your networks if you feel it is appropriate to do so. The survey closes on March 31, 2020.


News release

March 3, 2020 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Women and Gender Equality Canada

The Government of Canada is investing to strengthen LGBTQ2S organizations and support the vital work they do to create a fairer, more equal, and more inclusive Canada.

Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development launched the Government of Canada’s LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund Call for Proposals.

Community groups and organizations can now apply for two types of domestic violence prevention grants to develop and test new ways to prevent domestic violence, support victims and their families and share the story of what they are learning about how to address this complex issue.

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Government is inviting Nova Scotians to share their views on how property is divided at the end of a domestic relationship.
People can share their opinions on the Matrimonial Property Act starting today, January 23, through an online survey here.