BPW Barrie is committed to empower women in our community. Our Advocacy Committee meets monthly and all members are welcome to attend. Please contact the Advocacy Chair for further details or to RSVP.
BPW Barrie's Advocacy Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month. All members are welcome to attend.
New subjects for discussion; any member may bring up a topic; all present can provide input. Sharing becomes advocacy.
Any Resolutions arising from discussions can be taken to a sub-committee for refinement.
If you have a topic you would like discussed, please bring it to a meeting!
Resolutions passed at the Provincial Conference or National Convention/AGM often contain directives to urge the provincial or federal governments and/or as appropriate specific ministries to take some sort of action. These directives outlined in the approved resolution Therefore It Be Resolved statements are consolidated into a written brief for submission to the various government ministries, and leaders of the opposition parties. A copy of the brief is circulated to Club Presidents for use at the local and/or provincial levels, i.e. for issuing press releases, and/or arranging meetings with their community-based Member of Provincial Parliament representatives, (MPP), or Members of Federal Parliament (MP).
BPW Barrie is pleased to support the following community organizations that empower local women:
- Supporting Women through College Education
- Inspiring Positive Change in Women
- Promoting Meaningful Employment for Women
- Provides shelter and support services to abused women and children