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Recognizing Women October 2022

Hello everyone! If there was ever a month to mark the journey of women in Nova Scotia and Canada, then October is it. The Days of Awareness this month are … Read more

We Stand United in Support of Women’s Right to Choose

Women’s Centres Connect is a provincial association of nine Women’s Centres from Yarmouth to Sydney offering direct services to rural women and working towards social change. Abortion access and supports … Read more

Women’s Centres are Critical to the Continuum of Care for Rural Women

Connect recently completed new research on the role of Women’s Centres in the Continuum of Care for women who’ve experienced violence. This research focused on women in rural areas, and … Read more

Recognizing Women September 2022

As fall schedules begin to fill up, we ask that you consider how you and your organization can support the following important Days of Awareness . National Suicide Prevention Day … Read more

Women’s Centres Connect Releases 2021-22 Annual Report

Top Issues for 2021-2022 While there were many topics and issues tackled throughout this year, below is a list of issues that took a great deal of time and energy … Read more

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