Dates We Observe

Women’s Brain Health Day December 2nd

Women’s Brain Health Day was established in 2019 by the Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) and supported by many leading brain health organisations, including the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in … Read more

International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3rd

1 in 7 people lives with some form of disability. That’s over 1 billion people worldwide. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) was created in 1992 to raise … Read more

This December 6 Commit to Ending Gender Based Violence

Commit to Ending Gender and Race Based Violence Gender-based violence continues to impact women, girls, and LGBTQ2S individuals worldwide. In Canada, the added effects of the pandemic and the continued … Read more

Recognizing Women December 2021

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the global marking of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign. While this may not seem like a reason to celebrate, it … Read more

National Addictions Awareness Week November 21st – 27th

According to the World Drug Report 2021, around 275 million people have used illegal drugs in 2020. The same report states the number of women taking illegal drugs is rising. … Read more

Recognizing Women November 2021

For many of us who work in women serving organizations, the month of November is dominated by the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. As the stats and stories … Read more

Time To Make Work Safe For Women -16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2021

Women’s Centres Connect continues to participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence global initiative. This year’s theme is “Domestic Violence and the World of Work”. The 30th … Read more

Women Making History Now!!

Written by Joy Warner Program Coordinator Women’s Place Resource Centre October has been designated as Women’s History Month in Canada since 1992 when the  Government of Canada declared that month … Read more

Women’s Resource Centres are Antidotes to the Complex Issues Faced by Rural Women

International Rural Women’s Day takes place on the 15th of October. This day recognizes the role of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food … Read more

Recognizing Women- October 2021

There are many important Days of Observation this month. Several relate to Indigenous women and girls, some put a focus on medical and mental health concerns the disproportionately affect women. … Read more

Take Back the Night

Take Back The Night – No shortcuts to ending sexual violence Take Back the Night is a grassroots movement that began in 1975. Susan Alexander Speeth was stabbed while walking … Read more

Recognizing Women September 2021

National-Suicide-Prevention-Day  September-10th On September 10th, along with national organizations across the globe, the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention takes part in World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), an event that has … Read more

Recognizing Women – August 2021

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – August 9th Indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their identities, their way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and … Read more

Recognizing Women – July 2021

International Self Care Day  – July 24th Self-care is a lifelong habit and culture. It is the practice of individuals looking after their own health based on the knowledge and … Read more

Recognizing Women – June 2021

Women In Science  June 1-3 Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the … Read more

Recognizing Women – May 2021

Physiotherapy Month It is an opportunity to recognize the work that physiotherapists do for their patients and community. This year it’s about highlighting the many ways the profession can enable … Read more

Recognizing Women – April 2021

Welcome to April April feels like the most hopeful month of the calendar. It feels full of hope that the cold of winter is behind us, hope that Spring brings … Read more

Recognizing Women – March 2021

Nutrition: A Focus for the Entire Month For over 30 years, Nutrition Month has been the most visible public awareness campaign for the profession, reaching millions of Canadians. It began … Read more

Do We Still Need International Women’s Day?

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge‘[1]. Recognizing that a “challenged world is an alert world and with that awareness will come change.” As we … Read more

Recognizing Women – February 2021

This month we recognize many important days, each one unique and in its own way offers, an opportunity to make a change or to take action that can change how … Read more