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Status of Women Office

Status of Women

The Status of Women Office has existed within the Government of Saskatchewan since 1964. 

The Mandate of the Status of Women Office is the sole branch of the Government of Saskatchewan that is responsible for matters related to the status of women. The strategic focus of the Status of Women Office is leading and coordinating the development of policies, programs and other strategic initiatives that support women to live safe, healthy, and prosperous lives.

Our Mission is to contribute to enhancing Saskatchewan’s economic growth and high quality of life by identifying opportunities and making recommendations that advance the status of women through the development of strategic partnerships to increase their capacity to grow the economy and live high quality lives.

Our goals are:

  • Increasing women’s capacity to grow Saskatchewan’s economy contributes to a better quality of life for Saskatchewan families and communities. The Status of Women’s Office will support achieving this goal by leading and coordinating the development of initiatives that provide opportunities for women and girls in innovation and technology.
  • Supporting women’s health and wellbeing contributes to a better quality of life for Saskatchewan families and communities. The Status of Women’s Office will support this goal by leading and coordinating initiatives that provide opportunities for women and girls that support access to programs and services that increases their overall health and wellbeing.
  • Preventing interpersonal violence and abuse in Saskatchewan supports strong families and stronger communities. The Status of Women Office will support achieving this goal by leading and coordinating initiatives that prevent interpersonal violence and abuse from occurring.

When women thrive, everyone thrives.


1. Information you might be looking for

Women's Economic Participation

Learn more about women in the economy, women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), women's education and women's entrepreneurship.

Women in Saskatchewan

International Women's Day falls on March 8 as a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Each year the ministry profiles women who are leading change in the province and breaking down barriers for others. This year two remarkable individuals have shared stories of the work they do and the impact it has:

Victoria Gagné is responsible for the Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship Program at the Clarence Campeau Development Fund. In addition to her work at CCDF, Victoria studies in the Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Communities program at the University of Saskatchewan and UiT the Arctic University of Norway.

Annie Quangtakoune is a Regina associate in McKercher’s Startup and Entrepreneur practice group who believes in providing legal services that are accessible, scalable, and market-focused. Her practice focuses on venture financing, tech licensing, and corporate matters for private technology companies. She serves as the Legal in-Residence for Cultivator (a technology incubator in Regina) and has acted for a diverse group of clients ranging from start-ups and high growth technology companies to listed public companies, as well as various venture funds.

The third week of May is proclaimed Women Entrepreneur Week in Saskatchewan. This week recognizes female business owners for their contributions to the Saskatchewan economy and labour markets. The Office celebrates this week with shining a spotlight of a diverse group of women entrepreneurs.


2. Strategic Initiatives

Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation Awareness Campaign

Raising awareness around human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Face the Issue Awareness Campaign

Learn more about what Saskatchewan is doing to support prevention and intervention of interpersonal violence and abuse.

Response to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The province's response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

211 Saskatchewan

Interpersonal violence supports are available through the 211 provincial call line and web portal.


3. Latest News


4. Ministers and Managers

Hon. Laura Ross
Hon. Laura Ross, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-0354
Fax 306-798-0264
Mailing Address Room 315, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, S4S 0B3
Bernadet Hamill, Executive Director

Status of Women Office

Phone 306-787-7636
Fax 306-798-0033
Mailing Address 1st Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, S4S 5W6

5. Legislation

The Status of Women Office is governed by The Women's Affairs Act.

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