About

Jenny Wright (M.S.W., R.S.W.) is a feminist, activist, counsellor and speaker.

She recently accepted the position of Executive Director of the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia. Formerly she held the position of Executive Director with the St. John’s Status of Women Council and is a founding member of the Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Jenny cofounded The Landing: Counselling, Training and Consulting Services with Dr. Catherine de Boer which provides individual counselling as well as innovative and unique solutions for organizations and non profits, including research and evaluation.

She has worked across Canada and in New Zealand for more than 20 years in social justice – with a specific focus on gender equality and justice. A specialist in gender based violence, she has worked with Indigenous, poor, homeless and sex working communities. Jenny speaks frequently on how the underfunding of women’s anti-violence organizations is a pervasive form of violence against women and has been called as a witness to the Federal Standing Committee on Violence Against Women. She is an expert panelist with the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability.

Jenny is a long time advocate for women’s leadership and political participation and has taught Women in Politics at Memorial University. Jenny cohosts a podcast with Dr. Amanda Bittner, The Academic and the Activist which explores current events from the perspective of an academic and an activist, available here.

Jenny lives and works between Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a lover of whisky and the sea.

Email: jenny@jennywright.ca

Twitter and insta:  @jenewright

Blog

Confronting Misogyny: from the Montreal Massacre to the Nova Scotia Shooting.

Presented at Mount Saint Vincent University during their International Day of Remembrance and Action Ceremony. I would like to begin by acknowledging that I can’t be with you in Nova Scotia today because of the tightening of the Atlantic bubble, so I respectfully acknowledge that the land from which I am speaking is the ancestral …

December 6th, we just can’t lose hope now.

Keynote speech given by Jenny Wright, Executive Director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council, at the Memorial University National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women vigil on December 6, 2015. On December 6th, 1989 this country saw the brutal murders of 14 women, simply because they were women. More poignantly, …