Advancing Women's Equality Issues

The Minister Responsible for the Status of Women represents the GNWT working with federal, provincial and territorial Status of Women officials in supporting the joint work of Status of Women Ministers.

The Honourable Caroline Cochrane is the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. The Women's Advisory division is responsible for advancing women’s equality issues both within and outside of the NWT by maintaining close contacts with women’s group and agencies such as the Status of Women’s Council of the NWT and Native Women’s Association of the NWT and the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Status of Women’s Senior Officials. This ensures that women’s equality issues are taken into consideration during government decision-making and that the GNWT responds quickly and effectively to concerns raised by women’s groups and agencies at the Territorial and national level.