Dates We Observe

Recognizing Women May 2024

April 21, 2024

There are many emotions that could be circulating among the awareness days in May. It is a month of multifaceted awareness, encompassing themes from mental health to family dynamics and … Read more

2SLGBTQ+ a Short Acronym that Stands for so Much

April 20, 2024

The acronym 2SLGBTQ+ represents a community of individuals who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other non-traditional gender identities or sexual orientations. It is a growing community … Read more

Empowering Women: A Pledge for Global Health on World Health Day April 2024

March 25, 2024

This April 7, communities, organizations, schools, and many others will observe the UN World Health Day 2024. First celebrated in 1950, World Health Day marks not only the anniversary of … Read more

Recognizing Women April 2024

March 25, 2024

Women’s health has been acknowledged as an integral component of public health, and addressing women’s unique healthcare needs is crucial for achieving overall community well-being. All nine of the Women’s … Read more

Recognizing Women March 2024

February 26, 2024

This March 8, 2024, Connect and all our Centres will be celebrating International Women’s Day and this year’s campaign is #InspireInclusion. As humans, we all need a sense of belonging … Read more

Women, It’s Our Turn: Celebrate IWD

February 26, 2024

International Women’s Day is a time of unity, celebration, and action. Celebrated in most countries worldwide, the first IWD took place in Austria, Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland on March 19, … Read more

Let’s Celebrate the Women and Girls in Science 2024

January 29, 2024

This 11th of February, join us as we celebrate the 9th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In this article, meet the young women of Nova Scotia who … Read more

Recognizing Women February 2024

January 29, 2024

Have you stuck to any personal resolutions you made this year?  Why not consider participating in global resolutions?  If you haven’t had a chance, it may be of interest to … Read more

Did you know Pink Shirt Day Started in Nova Scotia?

January 29, 2024

The Pink Shirt Day movement began in Nova Scotia when students David Shepherd and Travis Price organized a protest to wear pink to support their fellow Grade 9 student who … Read more

Recognizing Women January 2024

December 28, 2023

As we step into the year ahead, we extend our warmest 2024 greetings to all those who are unwavering committed to building a world that celebrates equality, justice, and empowerment … Read more

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

December 27, 2023

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

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

December 27, 2023

January is the month to raise awareness for cervical cancer in Canada. Here, cervical cancer is the 12th most common cancer diagnosed in women. Cervical cancer occurs when the cells … Read more

16 Days to Amplifying Voices: Combatting Gender-Based Violence and Fostering Human Rights

November 16, 2023

In a world that strives for progress and equality, there are certain issues that continue to persist, casting a shadow over the achievements we’ve made. Gender-based violence remains one such … Read more

16 Days of Amplified Activism

November 15, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women offer a platform for individuals, communities, organizations, and governments to come together. It’s an … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Calendar

November 15, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which commence on November 25th and conclude on December 10th, encompass significant dates that spotlight the urgency of addressing this issue. November … Read more

16 Days of Collective Action and Empowerment

November 15, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women provide a platform for awareness, dialogue, and action. By focusing attention on the complexities … Read more

Recognizing Women December 2023

November 15, 2023

The news around the world is full of fires, floods, famines and war. It is often hard to find space in the media, in our businesses and in our homes … Read more

Why are Days of Awareness Important?

November 15, 2023

People have a range of opinions about the importance and relevancy of “Days of Awareness” campaigns, especially in the information era where you can “just Google it”.   Supporters of Awareness … Read more

Recognizing Women November 2023

October 20, 2023

Gender-based violence is a global epidemic that transcends boundaries, cultures, and socio-economic strata. To combat this deeply rooted issue and promote gender equality, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based … Read more

Recognizing Women October 2023

September 25, 2023

During October 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 Native Women’s Association of … Read more