Status of Women Council of the NWT
Status of Women Council of the NWT



Our Mission

The Status of Women Council of the NWT is dedicated to achieving equality for all NWT women through

  • public education and awareness,

  • research,

  • advocacy,

  • community development,

  • interagency cooperation,

  • advice to government, and

  • identification and development of opportunities for women.

Our Vision

  • Equality for women in all areas of life.
  • Economic equality.
  • Communities, workplaces and families free from violence against women.
  • A society which respects and includes the diverse experiences and perspectives of all women.


The Council was established under the NWT Status of Women Council Act in April 1990. Its mandate is to work towards the equality of women through:

  • Advice to the Government of the NWT

  • Research

  • Public education

  • Advocating on behalf of all women

  • Assistance to women's groups and other groups working on issues of concern to women

We can help

  • if you have concerns about how women are being treated,

  • if you want information about any issue related to women,

  • if you want help to work for women in your community.