Eileen Bruleigh


Eileen is from Dominion. She has spent 34 years as a teacher, administrator, and facilitator of a learning center. Retired since 2011, she has been tutoring privately and teaching some ESL courses. She is also secretary and a volunteer with the local Make a Wish chapter.

During my 34 years of teaching, I served on our local Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) Women in Education committee, as well as two years on the provincial NSTU Women in Education committee. I see the Advisory Council on the Status of Women as a vehicle though which I can continue to work on the issues brought forward.

I feel that a course in high schools on gender equality is very much needed; one that focuses on important issues such as pay equity, violence against women, sexism, LGBTQ, violence in sport, and sexual assault, to name a few.

Income equality is a pressing issue. As well, the pandemic has brought forward the pressing need for action on topics like the division of childcare, economic family strife, and family violence.   

Council Members                                               

Abshiro Abdille    

Afolake Awoyiga

Karen Bernard 

Nadine Bernard                             

Eileen Bruleigh                             

Sarah Fraser

Sara Greenblatt

Victoria Hanebury Fraser

Dianne Looker

Collette Robert                                 

Maura Ryan  (President)                                     

Cheryl Stewart-Walsh