Status of Women News


Girls Walk Forward

"October has been designated as Women’s History Month in Canada since 1992 when the Government of Canada declared that month to mark and celebrate the many achievements of women throughout Canada’s history. Much of the traditional history taught and recognized were accomplishments of men. Although it is important to recognize their contributions, those made by women seemed to be invisible and so it was fitting that a month was set aside to acknowledge the many achievements and the lasting impact made by women."

Sooner Than Later conference poster

"In 2020, through funding under “Standing Together: a provincial action plan to prevent domestic violence,” a Domestic Violence Offender Navigator (DVON) was hired to work with the Halifax Regional Police’s Domestic Violence Officer (DVO). The goal was to support high risk offenders of domestic violence access services sooner rather than later.

Save the Date - Domestic Violence Symposium

Halifax Regional Police, Victims Services, invite you to join a virtual symposium to hear about the Community Interventions being provided to male offenders of domestic violence.

Men's Helpline

Life can be tough. It’s okay for everyone to reach out and ask for help.

Most calls for support are from women, and we want to make it easier for men to reach out for help too. That’s why we are now offering a Men’s Helpline, available 24/7 through 211.

Someone is always ready to listen. It’s free. It’s confidential. It can help. Call 211 to connect.