The Status of Women Committee meets monthly and provides a forum for discussing issues relevant to the professional careers of the women members of Limestone District 27.
The Committee may provide sponsorships of programs or speakers that are relevant to the careers of women.
Chair: Elizabeth MacDonald
BSS - Liz Dearborn, Susan Kirby
ESS - Stewart Williams
FSS - Nicole Kasserra
GREC - vacant
KCVI - vacant
LSS - Sheri Hodgins
LCVI - Aerin Kemp, Elizabeth Convery
NDSS - Amy Helsby
NAEC - Corinne Kellar
OT - Elizabeth MacDonald, Teresa Marrello
SHS - Janet Maxwell
PSSP - Chrystal Dupuis, Lydia Coyne
Instructors - Katherine Heikkila
Meetings are normally the third Tuesday of the month:
Sep 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15
Gender Equality Week - 4th week in September
"an opportunity to raise awareness of the important contributions women and gender diverse communities have made to the growth, development, character and identity of Canada; to celebrate the significant achievements and accomplishments that we have made in advancing gender equality; and to reconfirm our commitment to address persistent gender equality gaps in our country."
International Day of the Girl Child - October 11
"a day dedicated to celebrating the voices and power of girls, championing their rights worldwide, and reflecting on the challenges they continue to face because of their gender."
Person's Day - October 18
"It marks the day in 1929 when the historic decision to include women in the legal definition of “persons” was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal. This gave some women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women's increased participation in public and political life. Though this decision did not include all women, such as Indigenous women and women of Asian heritage and descent, it did mark critical progress in the advancement of gender equality in Canada."
Women's History Month - October
The National Women's History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme. The 2020 Women's History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote.” The theme honors "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against women.
International Women's Day
2020 International Women’s Day theme: #BecauseOfYou
The Status of Women Award
The Status of Women Award is sponsored by the Provincial Status of Women Committee and is presented annually at AMPA. The award recognizes exemplary effort and service by a member in the areas of promotion, advocacy and leadership regarding women's issues/gender equity within the workplace, OSSTF/FEESO and the larger community.