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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.


The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is proud to announce our Workplace Sexual Harassment Free Legal Advice program, funded by the federal Department of Justice, which allows victims of workplace sexual harassment to access free independent legal advice.  Learn more about the program at:

Tell us what you will do to prevent gender-based violence

Eighteen community organizations and groups throughout Nova Scotia are receiving grants to help prevent domestic violence.

“Now, more than ever, we understand the need to work together to ensure a strong and resilient approach to the complex issue of domestic violence,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “This next phase of projects will continue to build and share knowledge and strengthen the relationships needed to map the best path forward for Nova Scotia.”