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Standing Committee on the Status of Women
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent de la condition féminine

For immediate release


Status of Women Committee Invites the Public to Submit Written Briefs for its Study on Challenges Faced by Senior Women

Ottawa, December 06, 2018 -

The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women (the Committee) invites the public to submit written briefs for the committee’s study on challenges faced by senior women.

During the study, the committee will examine challenges faced by senior women, including, but not limited to:

  • access to transportation;
  • access to health services and medication;
  • the cost of home and health services;
  • access to affordable housing;
  • access to justice; and
  • widowhood.

The committee requests that written briefs focus on these topics and include specific recommendations to the Government of Canada on how to address the challenges faced by senior women in Canada.

The deadline for the committee to receive written briefs from the public, in either official language, is Friday, March 29, 2019. Briefs should not exceed two pages in length (approximately 1,000 words). Briefs should be sent electronically to the committee Clerk at or submitted online through the committee’s website. Please see the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees for further information.

The committee looks forward to hearing from Canadians on this important topic. The committee will release a final report, with recommendations, that will propose steps that the Government of Canada could take to help address the challenges faced by senior women in Canada.

The committee welcomes all Canadians to follow its work on its website, where additional information is provided on its meetings and testimony, its live proceedings, and its membership.

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For more information, please contact:
Kenza Gamassi, Clerk of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women
Tel: 613-943-5376