The Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women Newfoundland and Labrador (PACSW) is a legislated government agency created in 1980 by the Provincial Government. Our task is to provide information, analysis, and advice to the Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality and other government departments on matters that impact women and gender diverse individuals in our province.
Our mandate is to:
- Advise the minister on those matters relating to the status of women that the minister refers to the advisory council for consideration;
- Advise the minister on those matters relating to the status of women that the advisory council feels appropriate;
- Bring before the government and the public matters of interest and concern to women; and
- Establish the general policies that will govern the organization, administration and operation of the advisory council.