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Minister Jo Goodhew visits Toronto, Canada

Minister Jo Goodhew and Minister Laurel Broten

New Zealand Minister Jo Goodhew, whose portfolios include, Minister of Women's Affairs, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Senior Citizens and  Associate Minister of Health visited Toronto on the 8-9th March.

During the visit she met with a wide range of provincial government and non-governmental stakeholders, including a meeting with New Zealand Honorary Consul Phillip Crawley and officials and representatives from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Volunteer Toronto,  Imagine Canada, Ontario Volunteer Centre Network, Social Innovation Generation, United Way Toronto and a number of visits to health and senior facilities.

Friday 8th March was International Women’s Day and Minster Goodhew also met with Laurel Broten, the Ontario Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues.

The trip to Toronto follows a visit by the Minister to the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York and a series of high level calls in Washington.

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