Status of Women News

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.


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Shopify is hosting an interactive webinar to provide more information about the Support Apprenticeship opportunity. We’ll
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information to come!
● Date: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
● Time: We will be offering two sessions
○ Morning session: 10:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST