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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

Recognizing Women December 2021

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the global marking of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign. While this may not seem like a reason to celebrate, it … Read more

Women Human Rights Defenders Day Nov 29th 2021: Women Speaking Truth to Power

Why is Women Human Rights Defenders Day Important? Women human rights defenders include any women, girls and gender diverse people who work to uphold rights. This may involve confronting physical … Read more

National Addictions Awareness Week November 21st – 27th

According to the World Drug Report 2021, around 275 million people have used illegal drugs in 2020. The same report states the number of women taking illegal drugs is rising. … Read more

Recognizing Women November 2021

For many of us who work in women serving organizations, the month of November is dominated by the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. As the stats and stories … 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

Recognizing Women- October 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

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

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

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

Recognizing Women – August 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

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

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