Timeline of Events

In 1970, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women presented its report to the Canadian Parliament. This ignited the fuse that led to an explosion of changes across the country. Newfoundland and Labrador was no exception. In the twenty years that followed, eight Status of Women Councils were formed across the province; a Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women was created; a Rape Crisis Centre in St. Johnís and several shelters for battered women were opened; and many important advances for women were made in politics, education, and the law.