Women’s Brain Health Day

December 2, 2020

Many disorders associated with brain aging inexplicably affect women, and there has been a lack of research to understand why. Taking sex (biological factors) and gender (social influences) into account … Read more

16,880 Canadian Females are Living with HIV & AIDS

December 1, 2020

World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with … Read more

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25, 2020

Today we stand together to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 25 November Despite years of effort, advocacy, lobby and changes to the law, violence against … Read more

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

November 24, 2020

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence runs from November 25 to December 10, 2020. It was started by activists in the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. It is … Read more

Recognizing Women – December 2020

November 24, 2020

This month there are several important dates that raise awareness of women’s issues. Nov 25 – Dec 10 -Women’s Rights are Human Rights International Day of the Eradication of Violence … Read more

What about Men and Boys?

November 20, 2020

Engaging Men and Boys in Challenging Violence Against Women A Joint statement between Connect and the Transition Houses Association of  Nova Scotia  Every so often, women serving organizations  are confronted … Read more

Ban Bench Warrants For Victims of Violence

November 13, 2020

“They promised to call me back. Why didn’t they call me?” is a question Serrece Winter repeatedly asks her arresting officers. Ms. Winter was referring to the Crown, and wondering … Read more

What is Intersectional Feminism?

November 11, 2020

Intersectional feminism acknowledges that the way a woman experiences life is deeply and distinctively influenced by her layers of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, language, class and sexuality. Intersectional feminism … Read more

Recognizing Women – November 2020

October 25, 2020

This month there are several important dates that we recognize. November 11 is Remembrance Day We are closed. November 20 is The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) Also known as … Read more

Poverty: Issues Facing Women

October 23, 2020

In Canada, more than 1.9 million women (age 18 and up) live on a low income, and more than 2.4 million women and girls (13.8%) are living on a low … Read more

The Shadow Pandemic

October 23, 2020

Growing alongside the COVID-19 crisis is what has been referred to as the ‘Shadow Pandemic’ or ‘Women’s Recession’ (also called the ‘She-session), as pandemic consequences are hitting women in unique … Read more

Economics: Issues Facing Women

October 23, 2020

In Canada, women in the core working ages of 25 to 54 earned an average of $26.92 per hour in 2018, while their male counterparts earned $31.05. In other words, … Read more

Women’s Centres Recognized as Invisible Champions

October 16, 2020

Nova Scotia is the first province in the country to mark a Day of Recognition for the Nonprofit Sector. On October 14th, twenty nonprofit professionals and organizations were being recognized … Read more

Employment: Issues Facing Women

October 14, 2020

Based on data from the LFS, women’s participation in the labour market increased by 60.4 percentage points between 1950 and 2015, from 21.6% to 82.0% (Chart 1). The upsurge in women with breadwinning … Read more

Education: Issues Facing Women

October 8, 2020

Over the past two and a half decades, there has been a sustained upward trend in educational attainment among Canadians, led by women. The proportion of women with a university … Read more

Recognizing Women – October 2020

September 28, 2020

This month there are several important dates that raise awareness of women’s issues. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Screening tests help find breast cancer before any symptoms develop. When … Read more

Sexualized Violence: Issues Facing Women

September 20, 2020

Women self-reported 553,000 sexual assaults in 2014, according to Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey on Victimization. Although both men and women experience sexual assault, women accounted for 92% of victims … Read more

Issues Facing Indigenous Women

September 16, 2020

First Nations, Métisand Inuit women (collectively referred to as Indigenous women) face many socio-economic issues today because of the effects of colonization. Moreover, social, economic and political marginalization, as well as racial stereotyping, discrimination, and the loss … Read more

Issues Facing Refugee Women

September 8, 2020

The 2006 Census enumerated 3,222,795 immigrant women in Canada, who made up 20.3% of the country’s female population. The proportion of immigrant women had not been at a similar level … Read more

Homelessness: Issues Facing Women

September 7, 2020

More than 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness annually, costing the economy $7 billion. On a given night, more than 35,000 Canadians are homeless. Women parenting on their own enter shelters at … Read more