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Covid-19 Impact on NS Rural Women and WRC Response

March 8, 2022

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

February 23, 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

February 17, 2022

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

Recognizing Women February 2022

January 21, 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

Recognizing Women January 2022

December 20, 2021

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

November 30, 2021

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

November 30, 2021

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

November 22, 2021

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

November 22, 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

November 22, 2021

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

November 21, 2021

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

October 27, 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

Time To Make Work Safe For Women -16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2021

October 27, 2021

Women’s Centres Connect continues to participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence global initiative. This year’s theme is “Domestic Violence and the World of Work”. The 30th … Read more

Canadian Heroines Quiz

October 9, 2021

Here is a quiz on Canadian Heroines created by Merna Forster. See if you can answer the questions and recognize the Women Who Made History Then! QUIZ QUESTIONS 1. Which … Read more

Women Making History Now!!

October 9, 2021

Written by Joy Warner Program Coordinator Women’s Place Resource Centre October has been designated as Women’s History Month in Canada since 1992 when the  Government of Canada declared that month … Read more

Women’s Resource Centres are Antidotes to the Complex Issues Faced by Rural Women

September 25, 2021

International Rural Women’s Day takes place on the 15th of October. This day recognizes the role of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food … Read more

Recognizing Women- October 2021

September 25, 2021

There are many important Days of Observation this month. Several relate to Indigenous women and girls, some put a focus on medical and mental health concerns the disproportionately affect women. … Read more

Take Back the Night

September 15, 2021

Take Back The Night – No shortcuts to ending sexual violence Take Back the Night is a grassroots movement that began in 1975. Susan Alexander Speeth was stabbed while walking … Read more

Recognizing Women September 2021

August 30, 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

August 30, 2021

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