Doreen Paris


Doreen Paris was a strong leader in working to ensure equality, dignity and fairness for all Nova Scotian women.

She was member of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1994-2011, and served as Chair April 1, 2003 - March 31, 2005.  She was the third person living outside of Halifax to serve as Chair.

Doreen Paris on becoming Chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 2003: “I am honoured and excited by the opportunity to lead the council.  I am committed to empowering women to escape the traps of poverty, violence and racism, and will do my best to serve the advisory council and its members."


Click here to hear Doreen speak about her time on the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (beginning at 1:38).

CFOJA: #CallItFemicide: Understanding gender-related killings of women and girls in Canada 2018

"The recent call by the United Nations for countries to create femicide observatories is a significant and urgent signal. Despite research done to date, and advances made, this issue remains a very serious and critical issue for women and girls in Canada and around the world.

The CFOJA was established to respond to this call. Its work is supported and strengthened by collaborations among researchers and an advisory panel of experts from across the country. This ensures that the work is both grounded in accurate statistical data and accompanied by a reliable and accessible presentation of information in a way that best reflects the realities of the women and girls who are killed by violence in Canada." 
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Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

The Advisory Council was established in 1977 to educate the public and advise the provincial government on issues of interest and concern to women. The Advisory Council works to make sure that issues affecting the lives of Nova Scotia women become part of the government's plan.  Our concerns touch all areas of women's lives.