Cultural & Indigenous Issues

Embracing Diversity: Canadian Multiculturalism Day 2024

May 27, 2024

It is no secret that Canada has a sordid past when it comes to both Indigenous groups and cultural minorities. Systemic racism still abounds in many arenas at the community, … Read more

Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: The Sisters in Spirit Campaign

September 25, 2023

October 4th is a day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people, support grieving families, and create opportunities for healing. Before the … Read more

We are all Treaty People – National Indigenous People Day – June 21, 2023

May 29, 2023

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the nine Women’s Centres are in Mi’kma’ki the traditional and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People and we acknowledge them as the … Read more

Rita Joe 2023 Heritage Day Honouree

January 23, 2023

In December 2013, the Nova Scotia government introduced a bill to create a holiday on the third Monday in February. This was partly in response to public pressure, as many … Read more

People Can Be Different But Equal

May 27, 2021

It has been 50 years since Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced that Canada will become a multicultural society. Canada’s Multiculturalism Act was the first act of its kind in the … Read more

Issues Facing Indigenous Women

September 16, 2020

First Nations, Métisand Inuit women (collectively referred to as Indigenous women) face many socio-economic issues today because of the effects of colonization. Moreover, social, economic and political marginalization, as well as racial stereotyping, discrimination, and the loss … Read more

Issues Facing Black Women

September 4, 2020

Black women and girls, in particular, continue to live in poverty and poor health, experience significant levels of violence, and struggle to access decent employment, housing and public services. In 2016, … Read more