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Recognizing Women June 2024

May 27, 2024

June brings a tapestry of global observances, starting with the Global Day of Parents on June 1st, coinciding with International Children’s Day, honouring the pivotal roles of mothers and fathers … Read more

Embracing Diversity: Canadian Multiculturalism Day 2024

May 27, 2024

It is no secret that Canada has a sordid past when it comes to both indigenous groups and cultural minorities. Systemic racism still abounds in many arenas at the community, … Read more

Recognizing Women May 2024

April 21, 2024

There are many emotions that could be circulating among the awareness days in May. It is a month of multifaceted awareness, encompassing themes from mental health to family dynamics and … Read more

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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

How to Talk to Someone Who is Abusive

April 17, 2024

Anyone can help to stop abuse. Organizations in your community can help people who have been abused, as well as people who abuse their partners. It can be hard to … Read more

Safety Planning for Women Who are Abused

April 17, 2024

When one partner is hurting the other, it’s called abuse or domestic violence. It can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, controlling their partner’s money or behaviour, controlling them emotionally, or … Read more

How to Help Someone Who has an Abusive Partner

April 17, 2024

Do you know someone whose partner is abusing them? They may be your neighbour, friend or family member. It’s hard to know what to do or how to talk about … 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

Recognizing Women February 2024

January 29, 2024

Have you stuck to any personal resolutions you made this year?  Why not consider participating in global resolutions?  If you haven’t had a chance, it may be of interest to … Read more

Did you know Pink Shirt Day Started in Nova Scotia?

January 29, 2024

The Pink Shirt Day movement began in Nova Scotia when students David Shepherd and Travis Price organized a protest to wear pink to support their fellow Grade 9 student who … Read more

Recognizing Women January 2024

December 28, 2023

As we step into the year ahead, we extend our warmest 2024 greetings to all those who are unwavering committed to building a world that celebrates equality, justice, and empowerment … Read more

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

December 27, 2023

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

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

December 27, 2023

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 occurs when the cells … Read more

A Call to Action: Protecting Women in the Gig Sector

December 13, 2023

Did you know that gig work is completely misclassified as self-employment work? This misclassification has a detrimental ripple effect on the immediate and long-term impact on all employees and women … Read more