Status of Women News

Survey: What can Canada Learn from Women's Police Stations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence?

We would like to invite you to participate in a short survey about the policing of domestic and sexual violence, broadly referred to as gender-based violence. We would also ask you to share widely among your networks if you feel it is appropriate to do so. The survey closes on March 31, 2020.


News release

March 3, 2020 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Women and Gender Equality Canada

The Government of Canada is investing to strengthen LGBTQ2S organizations and support the vital work they do to create a fairer, more equal, and more inclusive Canada.

Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development launched the Government of Canada’s LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund Call for Proposals.

Community groups and organizations can now apply for two types of domestic violence prevention grants to develop and test new ways to prevent domestic violence, support victims and their families and share the story of what they are learning about how to address this complex issue.

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Government is inviting Nova Scotians to share their views on how property is divided at the end of a domestic relationship.
People can share their opinions on the Matrimonial Property Act starting today, January 23, through an online survey here.

Standing Together postcard.

These organizations and projects received Standing Together Domestic Violence Grants in spring 2019.

Standing Together grants help community groups and organizations test new, innovative ideas, and explore best practices for preventing domestic violence, supporting victims, and changing outcomes for women, girls, families, and communities.

Grant recipients stand with Minister Kelly Regan, Minister Responsible for the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (4th from left), Elder Marleen Companion (5th from left), and MP Andy Filmore (6th from left).

The Governments of Nova Scotia and Canada are teaming up to support Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women and families who have experienced violence.

In the photo: Stephanie MacInnis-Langley, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women; Marina Martens, Executive Director, Leeside Transition House; Minister Kelly Regan, Minister Responsible for the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Starting this year, Strait Area Women’s Place in Port Hawkesbury will get more funding from the province to support women in the region.

Advisory Council members are women from across Nova Scotia who have demonstrated interest and involvement in women's issues in their communities.

The Advisory Council works to make sure that issues affecting the lives of Nova Scotia women become part of the government's plan. Our concerns touch all areas of women's lives, including:

  • paid and unpaid work
  • family life
  • health
  • education
  • legal rights
  • experiences of discrimination and violence
International Women's Day Logo
March 8 is International Women's Day. It is a day to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.

Government announced annual funding for the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association of $205,700 today, May 15, at an event at Glooscap First Nation.
The association has 16 chapters in the province and advocates on matters of importance to Indigenous women and girls.