Status of Women Canada

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STATUS REPORT 1998-99 and ACTION PLAN 1999-2000

Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act


PART II.   SECTION I.

GENERAL INFORMATION



Table of Contents
Action Plan 1999-2000 - Summary
Preamble
Part I: Status Report for 1998-99

Part II: Action Plan 1999-2000 for the Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act Part III: What do you think of the 1999-2000 Action Plan?


PART II.  SECTION I.  GENERAL INFORMATION

A - DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANIZATION

Status of Women Canada (SWC) was established by the Government of Canada in 1976 to co-ordinate policies with respect to the status of women and administer related programs.

The mission of the agency is to promote gender equality and the full participation of all women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of the country. The primary responsibilities of the agency are to:



SWC has adopted three departmental priorities, as follows:

Within these priorities, specific strategies over the next three years will focus on five key areas: unpaid work, paid work and employment, social policy reform, systemic violence against women and children, and changing personal relationships.

SWC's priorities provide a broad, longer-term framework for all aspects of the department's work and will continue to guide the substantive work of the department in its three service lines:

Additional information on SWC's plans, priorities, key areas and strategies can be found in Part III - Report on Plans and Priorities of the 1999-2000 Estimates for SWC, also posted on the SWC Internet web site: www.swc-cfc.gc.ca.


B - PERIOD COVERED BY THIS ACTION PLAN

This Action Plan covers the period from April 1, 1999 to March 31, 2000.


C - OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE
Senior Official Responsible for the Preparation of the Action Plan: Jackie Claxton
Director General
Women's Program and Regional Operations
National Section 41 Co-ordinator: Helen Doyon
A/Policy and Planning Officer
Women's Program and Regional Operations
Ottawa
Regional Section 41 Co-ordinators:

British Columbia/YukonLorraine Cameron
Regional Co-ordinator
Women's Program and Regional Operations
Vancouver
Prairies/Northwest TerritoriesLynn Foster
Regional Co-ordinator
Women's Program and Regional Operations
Edmonton
OntarioDonna Slater
Regional Co-ordinator
Women's Program and Regional Operations
Toronto
Québec/NunavutLucie Marchessault-Lussier
Director
Women's Program and Regional Operations
Montréal
AtlanticMarie Paule Mattice
Regional Co-ordinator
Women's Program and Regional Operations
New Brunswick



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