Dates We Observe

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

Recognizing Women April 2022

This month at Connect is full of important work and offers plenty of reasons to flex our advocacy and lobbying muscles. This month we observe special dates such as Sexual-Assault-Awareness-Month … Read more

Recognizing Women – March 2022

By March, the worst of the winter is over hopefully.  We hope that wherever you are, the snow is melting, the rivers are beginning to run, and the natural world … Read more

Recognizing Women February 2022

Heritage Day in Nova Scotia Heritage Day is on February 21st, 2022, this year in Nova Scotia. It is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. It is … Read more

Recognizing Women January 2022

Happy New year everyone!!! Welcome to 2022. The start of the New Year often comes with opportunities to learn, to grow, and to seek help when needed. Here are several … Read more

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