Dates We Observe

Women Making History Now!!

October 9, 2021

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

September 25, 2021

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

September 25, 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

September 15, 2021

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

August 30, 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

July 28, 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

July 1, 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

May 27, 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

April 24, 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

March 29, 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

February 22, 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?

February 19, 2021

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

January 24, 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

Recognizing Women – January 2021

January 1, 2021

Welcome to 2021. The start of the New Year often comes with opportunities to learn, to grow, to seek help when needed. Here are several important causes that aim to … Read more

International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2020

Today, We Mark International Human Rights Day. It’s a day to commemorate the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration has inspired the creation of laws to protect human … Read more

Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

December 10, 2020

If you could go back in time to 1945 when; The USS Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese Submarine and Nuclear Bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan surrender on … Read more

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2020

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day commemorated in Canada on each December 6. It is the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique … Read more

Women’s Brain Health Day

December 2, 2020

Many disorders associated with brain aging inexplicably affect women, and there has been a lack of research to understand why. Taking sex (biological factors) and gender (social influences) into account … Read more

16,880 Canadian Females are Living with HIV & AIDS

December 1, 2020

World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with … Read more

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

November 24, 2020

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence runs from November 25 to December 10, 2020. It was started by activists in the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. It is … Read more