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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

Recognizing Women – June 2021

Women In Science  June 1-3 Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the … Read more

Our Feminism is Trans Inclusive

We, the undersigned, vehemently reject the dangerous and bigoted rhetoric and ideology espoused by Trans Exclusionary Radical ‘Feminists’ (TERFs). As feminist and women’s rights leaders, we know that feminism is … Read more

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Women are in the 2021 Federal Budget

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is Canada’s first woman Minister of Finance and she has just presented a landmark budget that, for the first time, could be described as an “equitable … Read more

Recognizing Women – May 2021

Physiotherapy Month It is an opportunity to recognize the work that physiotherapists do for their patients and community. This year it’s about highlighting the many ways the profession can enable … Read more

Recognizing Women – April 2021

Welcome to April April feels like the most hopeful month of the calendar. It feels full of hope that the cold of winter is behind us, hope that Spring brings … Read more

Let’s All #ChooseToChallenge for International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 # ChooseToChallenge The theme this year for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘#Choose To Challenge’. We are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions everyday, … Read more

Recognizing Women – March 2021

Nutrition: A Focus for the Entire Month For over 30 years, Nutrition Month has been the most visible public awareness campaign for the profession, reaching millions of Canadians. It began … Read more

Do We Still Need International Women’s Day?

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge‘[1]. Recognizing that a “challenged world is an alert world and with that awareness will come change.” As we … Read more

Gaslighting & Domestic Violence

What is Gaslighting? Gaslighting is a form of abuse. It is when an abuser tells their victim that they “imagined” previous incidences of violence, or say that she is irrational, … Read more

Recognizing Women – February 2021

This month we recognize many important days, each one unique and in its own way offers, an opportunity to make a change or to take action that can change how … Read more

Recognizing Women – January 2021

Welcome to 2021. The start of the New Year often comes with opportunities to learn, to grow, to seek help when needed. Here are several important causes that aim to … Read more

Do Women In NS Need To Trade Sex to Meet Basic Household Needs?

Nova Scotia has the highest rates of trafficking and exploitation in the Canada. Public Safety Canada states on its website: “A set of interrelated “push” and “pull” factors contribute to … Read more

International Human Rights Day

Today, We Mark International Human Rights Day. It’s a day to commemorate the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration has inspired the creation of laws to protect human … Read more