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Gig Work and Mental Health: The Emotional Costs

April 20, 2024

The allure of the gig economy often centers around flexibility and autonomy—work where you want, when you want, and as much as you want. While this can sound like a … 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

Policy in Progress: Shaping a Fairer Future for Gig Workers

January 30, 2024

The Gig Economy: A New Frontier The gig economy has been a game-changer in Canada’s labour market, offering flexibility and independence. But with this shift comes a new set of … 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

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

Is Feminist Governance an Oxymoron?

November 15, 2023

A review of academic literature and feminist organisations’ policies, statements, and bylaws, suggests that applying a feminist lens to governance is primarily concerned with creating greater equality within the organisation. … Read more

It was 1990 when WHO Declassified Homosexuality as a Mental Disorder!

April 21, 2023

May 17th was chosen to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) because it was that day in 1990 that the World Health Organization made the decision … Read more

Are You On the Gender Mainstreaming Bus? Do you want to be?

March 10, 2023

Waaaay back in 1995, the Government of Canada rolled out the Federal Plan for Gender Equality. Here is a link to the PDF version of that plan. Which was Canada’s response … 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

Canadian Heroines Quiz

October 9, 2021

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

Dear Nova Scotia Politicians

August 9, 2021

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

August 9, 2021

People Can Be Different But Equal

May 27, 2021

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

April 27, 2021

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

Do Women In NS Need To Trade Sex to Meet Basic Household Needs?

December 16, 2020

Nova Scotia has the highest rates of trafficking and exploitation in the Canada. Public Safety Canada states on its website: “A set of interrelated “push” and “pull” factors contribute to … 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