Ministry of

Status of Women

Leads the Government’s work to increase gender equality in Alberta.

Key services

In focus

Gender Policy, Strategy and Innovation Division

Led by the Assistant Deputy Minister of Gender Policy, Strategy and Innovation, this division focuses on the 3 priorities of the ministry’s mandate.

Gender Equality and Advancement Division

Led by the Executive Director of Gender Equality and Advancement, this branch develops knowledge and understanding of the issues Alberta women and girls face.

Our responsibilities

Works with ministries to make sure policies, programs and legislation reflect gender and other identity factors. It helps to increase gender equality by supporting ministries to:

  • focus on initiatives that lead women out of lower-income situations or poverty, like increasing minimum wage and addressing the gender wage gap
  • reduce barriers that keep women from leadership positions or running for office
  • eliminate and prevent  violence against women and girls, in all its forms
  • support Indigenous relations with Canada’s inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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