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Coercive Control is Not an Offence in the Criminal Code of Canada

Nova Scotia must lobby that Canada’s Criminal Code be amended to recognize Coercive Control as a Crime. Coercive control is a series of actions where the perpetrator threatens and intimidates … 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

Covid-19 Impact on NS Rural Women and WRC Response

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

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

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

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 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 … 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

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

Canadian Heroines Quiz

Here is a quiz on Canadian Heroines created by Merna Forster. See if you can answer the questions and recognize the Women Who Made History Then! QUIZ QUESTIONS 1. Which … 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

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

National Suicide Prevention Day – Restoring Mental Health in Nova Scotia Requires Sustained Funding

Rates of suicide have increased among women in Nova Scotia and services have not kept up with demand. Short-term provincial funding has been distributed, and community organizations are ready to … Read more

Dear Nova Scotia Politicians

Women’s Centers Connect is comprised of nine Women’s Centers across Nova Scotia.  During the pandemic we heard from women about the issues that they faced every day.  We provide both … Read more

NS Party Opinions on Poverty Reduction

People Can Be Different But Equal

It has been 50 years since Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced that Canada will become a multicultural society. Canada’s Multiculturalism Act was the first act of its kind in the … Read more

Our Feminism is Trans Inclusive

We, the undersigned, vehemently reject the dangerous and bigoted rhetoric and ideology espoused by Trans Exclusionary Radical ‘Feminists’ (TERFs). As feminist and women’s rights leaders, we know that feminism is … Read more