WHEN: September 15th and 16th, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm
WHERE: The Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton, 16C Levatte Cres., Sydney, NS
Become a doula! A doula provides support, information, physical comfort, and helps pregnant people before, during, and after childbirth. Join us for a weekend-long training course in Sydney, Cape Breton.
All participants must be clients or staff of E Fry or MLSN and must apply to receive a full scholarship to attend. Click here to fill out the online form or print and fill out this one and mail or deliver to either of the addresses on the form. Application due date: July 1, 2018.
Hosted by: Women's Wellness Within, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton, and the Mi'kMaq Legal Support Network.
Martha Paynter will present "An Innovative Non-Profit Organization Serving Criminalized Women in the Perinatal Period" at the Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference at Dalhousie University.
More information and registration here.
"Collaborative Health Conference on Research, Practice and Community Innovations
As part of celebrating Dalhousie University’s 200th anniversary, a cross-faculty team from the university will host this collaborative conference on health research, practice and community innovations. The Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference will be held at the Nova Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 19-21, 2018.
The conference will offer a spectrum of research, interventions and measures that can inform future interdisciplinary health policy, pathways, services and resources towards a healthy life for all Canadians. With its presentation of leading edge research, renowned key speakers, and closing “Great Debate”, The Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference promises to be a dynamic and interactive experience.
The conference will attract a wide range of participants including:
Policy and decision makers
Health professionals and clinicians
Community groups and multi-stakeholder partnerships
Business, NGO’s and not-for-profit members interested in health
Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students
Members of the public interested in healthy living across the life course
Martha Paynter will present "Supporting Imprisoned Women in Pregnancy and Mothering" at the Canadian Prison Law Conference with G. Carson and B. Mercer.
More information and registration here.
"In September 2018, the Schulich School of Law, together with the Canadian Prison Lawyers Association, will host the inaugural Canadian Prison Law Conference in Halifax.
The conference has multiple goals. First, it aims to unite individuals from different areas of practice and academia with an interest in prison law to network and reflect on how best to serve an increasing and diverse prison population. Second, it aims to contribute to the training of professionals interested in this area, through panels, keynotes speakers, and workshops. Third, it aims to facilitate the creation of a strong prison justice advocacy group that will continue beyond the conference, with the goal of effecting change through policy work, legal representation, and academic teaching. Finally, the conference seeks to raise student interest in this field."
Women's Wellness Within has been invited to present “Breastfeeding and the Rights of Incarcerated Women in Canada,” at the Human Milk Banking Association of North America Biannual International Conference in Denver, Colorado, April 17.
Martha Paynter will present “Addiction, Mental Health and Race: Breastfeeding and the Rights of Incarcerated Women”at the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Good Robot will donate $1 from all pints sold on Feb 5 to Women's Wellness Within! Button Maker station, trivia, raffle, membership drive, and a chance to support our work and a local business.
Advance raffle tickets can be purchased through email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, $5 each or 5 for $20, please use password tickets.