Health & Well-being

How to Talk to Someone Who is Abusive

April 17, 2024

Anyone can help to stop abuse. Organizations in your community can help people who have been abused, as well as people who abuse their partners. It can be hard to … Read more

Safety Planning for Women Who are Abused

April 17, 2024

When one partner is hurting the other, it’s called abuse or domestic violence. It can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, controlling their partner’s money or behaviour, controlling them emotionally, or … Read more

How to Help Someone Who has an Abusive Partner

April 17, 2024

Do you know someone whose partner is abusing them? They may be your neighbour, friend or family member. It’s hard to know what to do or how to talk about … 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

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

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

Recognizing Women September 2023

August 25, 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

When was the last time milk was on sale for 2 for $5?

February 16, 2023

As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, our friends and neighbour are now facing a food cost crisis.  Basic staples such as bread, fruits, and vegetables, have been priced out of … Read more

The Power of Empathy

April 26, 2022

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

March 25, 2022

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

Covid-19 Impact on NS Rural Women and WRC Response

March 8, 2022

For a variety of reasons, women have been the hardest hit by this pandemic. They will also be the backbone of recovery in communities. We’ve prepared a report that provides … Read more

Recognizing Women – March 2022

February 23, 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

Understanding World Tuberculosis Day

February 17, 2022

World Tuberculosis Day is observed annually on 24 March to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that primarily … Read more

Women’s Brain Health Day December 2nd

November 30, 2021

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

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

What is Intersectional Feminism?

November 11, 2020

Intersectional feminism acknowledges that the way a woman experiences life is deeply and distinctively influenced by her layers of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, language, class and sexuality. Intersectional feminism … Read more

Issues Facing Women During the Pandemic

August 27, 2020

Women’s Centres across Nova Scotia continue to provide services to women to the best of our abilities. This includes bringing issues of injustice or disproportionate impact to the attention of … Read more

General Health Statistics: Issues Facing Women

August 23, 2020

Sex and gender play an important role in affecting a patient’s health, their risk factors, how they experience health care and how health-care professionals provide care. Women, for instance, are … Read more