Dates We Observe

Recognizing Women September 2023

Does anyone else feel like September is the beginning of a new year?  We often find our schedules getting busy again as students of all ages return to school, many … Read more

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

Recognizing Women June 2023

If I had to pick one word to summarize June’s days of awareness, it would be be People.  As you read through the awareness raising that occurs this month please … Read more

It was 1990 when WHO Declassified Homosexuality as a Mental Disorder!

May 17th was chosen to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) because it was that day in 1990 that the World Health Organization made the decision … Read more

Recognizing Women May 2023

Many Reasons to Celebrate in May At first glance, there seem to be many reasons to celebrate the arrival of May, warmer weather, spring flowers,  and longer days.  But for … Read more

Recognizing Women April 2023

April brings to light the incidence, insidiousness and impact of sexual violence. With staggering statistics throughout Nova Scotia, and Canada it is no wonder the focus of 3/4 awareness days … Read more

Recognizing Women March 2023

At Connect this month we observe, International Women’s Day and International Day – which happens to be on of our favourite days of the year.  We also recognize the International … Read more

IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity and Embrace Yourself

This March, we celebrate women across the globe. Yearly, millions of people join together to celebrate the achievements of women through generations that continuously fight for gender equality. On International … Read more

Rita Joe 2023 Heritage Day Honouree

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

Recognizing Women February 2023

Is one of your New Year’s resolution to take a stand, to lobby, to advocate for those in need, or causes that you are passionate about? This month provides lots … Read more

January Stalking Awareness Month: This is Bigger Than You and Me

We recognize that as language use evolves, words can become contronyms and simultaneously have opposite meanings. Innocuous examples include Custom: A common practice, or a special treatment, Finished: Completed, or … Read more

Recognizing Women January 2023

Happy New Year- Maybe? Ringing in a new calendar year is often full of emotion. For some it could feel exciting with the anticipation of a new start. For some, … Read more

Recognizing Women December 2023

The Lotus Centre Anniversary  We operate from a feminist perspective that is, by definition, rooted in women’s experience. Feminism is a political, social, and cultural movement dedicated to promoting equal … Read more

Recognizing Women November 2022

November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) An annual observance that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year. … Read more

Recognizing Women October 2022

Hello everyone! If there was ever a month to mark the journey of women in Nova Scotia and Canada, then October is it. The Days of Awareness this month are … Read more

Recognizing Women September 2022

As fall schedules begin to fill up, we ask that you consider how you and your organization can support the following important Days of Awareness . National Suicide Prevention Day … Read more

Recognizing Women June 2022

As we review the dates we want to bring attention to during June, we are overwhelmed by the struggles and stories it took to bring some of these days to … Read more

Recognizing Women May 2022

There are many important days in May to raise awareness and observe how our actions can change lives. This month, we address mental health, speech and hearing, vision health, mother’s … Read more

The Power of Empathy

Mental Health Week is a national celebration introduced in Canada in 1951. Its 70-year-old purpose is to raise awareness so that we open our eyes and hearts to the consequences … Read more

Camouflaging Symptoms Leads to Under-reporting of Autism in Women

World Autism Day An estimated 1 in 66 Canadians are diagnosed with Autism. World Autism Day is held on April 2nd and every year and it aims to increase understanding … Read more