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Rita Joe 2023 Heritage Day Honouree

In December 2013, the Nova Scotia government introduced a bill to create a holiday on the third Monday in February. This was partly in response to public pressure, as many … Read more

Recognizing Women February 2023

Is one of your New Year’s resolution to take a stand, to lobby, to advocate for those in need, or causes that you are passionate about? This month provides lots … Read more

January Stalking Awareness Month: This is Bigger Than You and Me

We recognize that as language use evolves, words can become contronyms and simultaneously have opposite meanings. Innocuous examples include Custom: A common practice, or a special treatment, Finished: Completed, or … Read more

Recognizing Women January 2023

Happy New Year- Maybe? Ringing in a new calendar year is often full of emotion. For some it could feel exciting with the anticipation of a new start. For some, … Read more

Recognizing Women December 2023

The Lotus Centre Anniversary  We operate from a feminist perspective that is, by definition, rooted in women’s experience. Feminism is a political, social, and cultural movement dedicated to promoting equal … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 16 – This is Not the End

This day marks the last of the 16 Days of Activism for 2022 and this year’s theme of “UNITE!”. We will continue to raise awareness and share knowledge in the … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 15 – The Law Against GBV in Canada

According to the Criminal code of Canada, It is against the law to harm or threaten to harm another person, or to engage in harassing conduct as defined. All forms … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 14 – Am I a victim? Do I know a victim?

Among many other things, the Covid pandemic has brought deeper and wider awareness of mental and emotional duress to the forefront of our workplaces, schools, and our homes.  All over … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 13 – GBV in Canada by the Numbers

Two-thirds (64%) of people in Canada know a woman who has experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. In the area of IPV (Intimate Partner Violence), 44% of women reported experiencing … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 12 – Have you seen the Silent Signal for Help?

The COVID-19 pandemic brought an increase in domestic violence incidents around the world. Without the opportunity for support found through workplaces, or work-friends victims of domestic violence lost a critical … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 11 – I Have the Power

Are you a Marvel Fan?  If not, I bet you know the story of Spiderman though.  When Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben found out he was Spiderman, Uncle Ben gave Peter … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 10 – Signal for Help

On Oct 21, 2022, Sima Bahous, the UN Women Executive Director visited Tanzania advocating for this country’s government to increase its investment in girls. Specifically, she asked government officials, civil … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 9 – What is GBV?

You cannot deny that you hear and see stories of misogyny and abuse against women every day in the news and on social media. You probably personally know more women … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 8 – Be an Ally!

If you are wondering how you can officially join this campaign, then we’re glad to welcome you! The first step is to educate yourself so you can help others.  There … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 7 – “I thought my life was over”- A Witness of Domestic Violence

On February 16, 2022, Jennifer went public with her story of how she survived domestic abuse and hoped that by sharing it will help others (Saltwire, Feb 16, 2022).  This … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 6 – Hidden Horrors of COVID

We always just see the tip of the iceberg – and the deeper we swim, the darker and larger an obstacle like this gets. The beginning of the pandemic brought … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 5 – I will complete the UN_TED

Today we recognize over three decades of dedication and love have gathered 5, 167 groups in 187 countries from all over the world to promote and support 16 Days of … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 4 – Every CLICK counts

Isn’t it ironic how people are so “connected” through Facebook, Twitter, What’s App, and Instagram, yet sometimes it’s actually very hard to reach someone in person?  When was the last … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 3 – A Safe Space for Work is a Space for Growing Business

Whenever I apply for a job or am asked to be a referee for someone looking for work, especially during this age of social media, I always try to determine … Read more

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Day 2 – ORANGE is for hope

The colour orange symbolizes hope for a brighter future, free of violence. It is the campaign colour which is globally known as a means of demonstrating your solidarity in eliminating … Read more