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Ministry of Health

Women's Issues

Women in BC have made social, economic, and political gains in many areas, however further opportunities for advancement exist. The Healthy Development and Women's Health Branch works in partnership with other levels of government, ministries, health authorities and other non-government agencies and organizations to coordinate and unify policy pertaining to women's issues within the population.


Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women Forum

The Federal-Provincial-Territorial (F-P-T) Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women Forum (the Forum) was first established in 1981. All provinces and territories, as well as the federal government, participate on the Forum.

Status of Women News Release 2013

National Aboriginal Women's Summits (NAWS)

In 2007, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador hosted the first National Aboriginal Women's Summit with the theme "Strong Women: Strong Communities".

In 2008, the Government of Northwest Territories hosted the second National Aboriginal Women's Summit.

Delegations of Aboriginal women from British Columbia attended both the 2007 and 2008 Summits.

2007 - NAWS I - Newfoundland and Labrador

2008 - NAWS II - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Honouring and Recognizing British Columbia Women

In this section you will find a list of important dates for British Columbia women.

Useful Links

The following resources are the British Columbia government information fact sheets, guides, reports, programs and services of interest to women: