The objectives of the Council are:

  • to develop public awareness of issues affecting the status of women;
  • to promote a change in attitudes within the community in order that women may enjoy equality of opportunity;
  • to encourage discussion and expression of opinion by residents of Nunavut on issues affecting the status of women;
  • to advise the Minister on issues that the Minister may refer to the Council for consideration;
  • to review policies and legislation affecting women and to report its findings to the relevant government departments or agencies;
  • to provide assistance to the Minister in promoting changes to ensure the attainment of equality of women; and
  • to provide the appropriate assistance to organizations and groups whose objectives promote the equality of women.