September 13, 2018
Today, the Provincial Government announced appointments to the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women, based on a list of recommendations provided by the Independent Appointments Commission.
New members include Barbara Agnes Barker, Arlene Blanchard-White, Elizabeth Evans-Mitchell, Erica Hurley, Kelly Hynes-Curties, Abigail Steel and Raelene Vickers. Vanessa Jo McCarthy and Carmichael Polonio have been reappointed for a second term. Vanessa Jo McCarthy will also serve as vice president of the council.
The Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women was established in 1980 and provides advice to government on issues affecting women in the province.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the first Canadian province to establish a legislated merit-based appointment process. The Independent Appointments Commission is actively recruiting for a number of positions with agencies, boards and commissions.
“We are pleased to announce appointments to the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women, which are based on recommendations of the Independent Appointments Commission. Council members have significant expertise and experience to lead the work of the Advisory Council. We thank them for their commitment to the advancement of women and to the province.”
Honourable Siobhan Coady
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
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Independent Appointments Commission: www.iacnl.ca/
Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women: Pacsw.ca/
Women’s Policy Office