We wish to acknowledge the countless women and gender-diverse folks who have talked with us, shared with us, and walked alongside us at the St. John's Status of Women Council/Women's Centre. This work is grounded in your stories, histories, and experiences. We are deeply grateful for your contribution. 

The Empowering Them E-Course was developed by staff members of the St. John's Status of Women Council/Women's Centre, primarily Catherine Burgess and Dana Warren with additional support from Natasha Bader and Laura Winters. 

Thank you to Mary Shortall for championing this work from its inception. We also extend our sincere gratitude to the following individuals and organizations for their support and contributions to the Empowering Them community e-course: 


Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour 

Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Community Foundations of Canada 

VOCM Cares Foundation 

Content contributors and reviewers 

Denise Carew 

DC Design House 

The Designist Studio 

Steelcut Productions 

Ailsa Craig, Quadrangle NL 

Kathy Hawkins, Inclusion NL 

Boyd Kelly, RSW 

Nona Matthews-Gosse, Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network