monthly date list

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

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

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

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

Recognizing Women December 2023

November 15, 2023

The news around the world is full of fires, floods, famines and war. It is often hard to find space in the media, in our businesses and in our homes … Read more

Recognizing Women November 2023

October 20, 2023

Gender-based violence is a global epidemic that transcends boundaries, cultures, and socio-economic strata. To combat this deeply rooted issue and promote gender equality, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based … Read more

Recognizing Women October 2023

September 25, 2023

During October we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people, support grieving families, and create opportunities for healing. Before the Native Women’s Association of … Read more

Recognizing Women September 2023

August 25, 2023

Does anyone else feel like September is the beginning of a new year?  We often find our schedules getting busy again as students of all ages return to school, many … Read more

Recognizing Women June 2023

May 29, 2023

If I had to pick one word to summarize June’s days of awareness, it would be be People.  As you read through the awareness raising that occurs this month please … Read more

Recognizing Women May 2023

April 21, 2023

Many Reasons to Celebrate in May At first glance, there seem to be many reasons to celebrate the arrival of May, warmer weather, spring flowers,  and longer days.  But for … Read more

Recognizing Women April 2023

March 24, 2023

April brings to light the incidence, insidiousness and impact of sexual violence. With staggering statistics throughout Nova Scotia, and Canada it is no wonder the focus of 3/4 awareness days … Read more

Recognizing Women March 2023

February 16, 2023

At Connect this month we observe, International Women’s Day and International Day – which happens to be on of our favourite days of the year.  We also recognize the International … Read more

Recognizing Women February 2023

January 23, 2023

Is one of your New Year’s resolution to take a stand, to lobby, to advocate for those in need, or causes that you are passionate about? This month provides lots … Read more

Recognizing Women January 2023

December 19, 2022

Happy New Year- Maybe? Ringing in a new calendar year is often full of emotion. For some it could feel exciting with the anticipation of a new start. For some, … Read more

Recognizing Women December 2023

December 1, 2022

The Lotus Centre Anniversary  We operate from a feminist perspective that is, by definition, rooted in women’s experience. Feminism is a political, social, and cultural movement dedicated to promoting equal … Read more

Recognizing Women November 2022

October 29, 2022

November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) An annual observance that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year. … Read more

Recognizing Women September 2022

September 3, 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

Recognizing Women June 2022

May 25, 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

Recognizing Women May 2022

April 26, 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