News releases from Status of Women (Page 4)

Council Elects First Acadian Chair

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women has elected an Acadian chair for the first time in its 30-year history. Jean d'Entremont of Argyle was inducted to the position at Province House, today, April 30, in Halifax.

Tax Workshop for Parents, Caregivers of Children with Disabilities

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Parents and caregivers of children with disabilities can attend a free tax information workshop on Thursday, March 26.

Bread and Roses Bursary to Mark International Women's Day

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A new student award to support women studying sciences, trades or technology at Nova Scotia Community College was announced today, March 6, to mark International Women's Day.

Stand Up to Stop Violence

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Local and international leaders fighting violence against women urged people to make a stand at a ceremony at Province House in Halifax today, Dec. 5, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Campaign School Prepares Women to Run for Office

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Women interested in running for elected office can participate in a non-partisan campaign school for women at no cost.

New Face on Advisory Council on the Status of Women

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women will have a new face beginning Sunday, June 1. Jennie Orlando of Halifax joins the council for a two-year term, representing women in metro Halifax.

International Women's Day Celebration at New YWCA Women's Space

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A discussion of ways to increase the number of women involved in community and public life will headline Opening Doors, a celebration of International Women's Day, March 8.

Remembrance, United Action on Violence Against Women

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Working together to stop woman abuse was the focus of a ceremony at Province House, in Halifax, today, Dec. 6.

La famille et les amis peuvent aider à éliminer la violence

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La publication intitulée Changer pour le mieux : un livre pour les femmes victimes de violence présente les étapes à suivre pour se protéger et se libérer de la violence familiale en Nouvelle-Écosse, et contient maintenant des renseignements à l'intention des familles et des amis qui veulent aider.

How Family and Friends Can Help Stop the Violence

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Making Changes: A Book for Women in Abusive Relationships lays out the steps to safety and freedom from family violence in Nova Scotia and now contains advice and information on what family and friends can do to help.

Le Manuel du soignant maintenant disponible en français

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Un manuel visant à aider les personnes de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui prennent soin de leur famille, de leurs amis, de leurs voisins et d'autres personnes dans leur communauté est maintenant disponible en français.

Handbook for Caregivers Now Available in French

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A handbook to help Nova Scotia caregivers look after their family, friends, neighbours and other people in their communities is now available in French.

30 Years Strong and Looking Ahead

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Increasing women's participation in public decision-making, engaging youth, and creating a more inclusive society are some of the issues the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women will explore through a forward-looking lecture marking its 30th anniversary.

New Handbook Provides Help to Caregivers

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A new information resource to help the 36 per cent of Nova Scotians who care for family, friends, neighbours and other people in their communities was launched today, Sept. 13.

Linda Carvery Appointed Federal Citizenship Judge

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Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister of Immigration and Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act, congratulates council member Linda Carvery on her recent federal appointment as a citizenship judge in Halifax.

New Online Library Services

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Browse library content, request publications and ask the librarian questions online –- the new website for the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women allows you to do all that and more.

Guide-ressources pour filles disponible

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Un guide populaire destiné aux jeunes filles, adapté aux besoins des adolescentes francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse, sera publié le vendredi 25 mai.

Guide-ressources pour filles Now Available

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A popular guide for teenage girls adapted for French-speaking teens in Nova Scotia will be released Friday, May 25.

Campaign School for Women Begins May 25

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Women who want to run for elected office at any level of government can gain the skills it takes to win at the Nova Scotia Campaign School for Women from May 25 to 27, at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.

Liz Chisholm Takes Council Helm

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Liz Chisholm of Antigonish has been elected chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.