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"The 16 Days of Activism is an international campaign that commences on the 25th of November, and ends on December 10th each year. It is a time for strategies by individuals, institutions, and organizations to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

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Women and Gender Equality Canada provides funding to eligible organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast to advance gender equality in Canada. Now, let's see some of these projects in action! Check back often to read our latest stories of impact.

For Women's History Month, the Women’s Place Resource Centre held a virtual celebration of a woman who has inspired others by her actions, teachings or kindness. Nominated and selected by committee, 

Linda Hulme Leahy was the successful recipient.

The Age-Friendly Communities Grant Program provides funding for projects that lead to more age-friendly communities. Projects funded through the program help advance the goals outlined in Shift: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population.

Age-Friendly Communities is an approach to ensuring that the physical and social aspects of a community are designed to improve the health and well-being of older adults. Age-Friendly Communities help overcome social isolation of older adults, and help them stay active, healthy and engaged in their communities.