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Recognizing Women June 2022

As we review the dates we want to bring attention to during June, we are overwhelmed by the struggles and stories it took to bring some of these days to … Read more

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

Recognizing Women May 2022

There are many important days in May to raise awareness and observe how our actions can change lives. This month, we address mental health, speech and hearing, vision health, mother’s … 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

Recognizing Women April 2022

This month at Connect is full of important work and offers plenty of reasons to flex our advocacy and lobbying muscles. This month we observe special dates such as Sexual-Assault-Awareness-Month … 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

Did you know Pink Shirt Day Started in Nova Scotia?

Pink Shirt Day is February 23, 2022 The Pink Shirt Day movement began in Nova Scotia when students David Shepherd and Travis Price organized a protest to wear pink in … Read more

Recognizing Women February 2022

Heritage Day in Nova Scotia Heritage Day is on February 21st, 2022, this year in Nova Scotia. It is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. It is … 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

Recognizing Women January 2022

Happy New year everyone!!! Welcome to 2022. The start of the New Year often comes with opportunities to learn, to grow, and to seek help when needed. Here are several … 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

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