Our Partners

We can't do this alone. Besides the work of our Board and volunteers, we work together with four other amazing organizations.


National Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) is an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice system, particularly those who are, or may be, criminalized. Together, Elizabeth Fry Societies develop and advocate the beliefs, principles and positions that guide CAEFS. The association exists to ensure substantive equality in the delivery and development of services and programs through public education, research, legislative and administrative reform, regionally, nationally and internationally.


Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia

Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies


Chebucto Family Centre

Our Mission: To nurture and enhance the quality of life of families through the delivery of community based programs and services

Located at 3 Sylvia Avenue, Chebucto Family Centre provides free services and supports to families and community members. These include but are not limited to: advocacy and support, health and wellness programs, prenatal and parenting classes, our Volunteer Doula Program, youth programming and operating as a Family Home Day Care Agency.

More about Chebucto Family Centre


IWK Health Centre

The IWK Health Centre provides quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritime provinces and beyond. In addition to providing highly specialized (tertiary) care, the IWK also provides primary care services. The IWK is also engaged in leading-edge research; works to promote healthy lifestyles for families; and supports education opportunities for health professionals and other learners.

More about the IWK Health Centre


Halifax LEAF

On April 17, 1985, LEAF was founded to ensure Canadian courts protect the equality provisions in s. 15 and s. 28 of the Charter. 

LEAF’s founding mothers created LEAF to defend the equality rights enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Over its thirty years, the battles LEAF has fought in the courts  have achieved many victories and advanced substantive equality for women and girls in Canada.

LEAF works to ensure Canadian courts do, in fact, provide the equality rights guaranteed to women and girls by Section 15 of the Canadian Charter. Our strength comes from a small staff team in Toronto, member branches in several provinces, scores of active volunteers who serve on committees, a national board and West Coast LEAF, in British Columbia.

More about LEAF.


our Sponsors


The NSPIRG (Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group) provides support and resources to community members and students at Dalhousie University and King's College who are working to engage and inspire action around social and environmental issues. 


The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women was established in 1977 under the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act and the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Regulations. It was created to educate the public and advise the provincial government on issues of interest and concern to women. 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.



The Nova Scotia Doula Association is a Canadian non-profit association that supports the growth and education of the doula profession in Nova Scotia. We are dedicated to providing educational opportunities for doulas, as well as increasing  awareness among the public and healthcare communities about the positive effects of doula care, both at the birth and during the postpartum experience. We strive to make the presence of a doula during labour, birth and the postpartum period, a common occurrence in Nova Scotia.


The Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) is the national voice of Canadian nursing students.  Our goal is to increase the legal, ethical, professional, and educational aspects which are an integral part of nursing. CNSA is actively dedicated to the positive promotion of nurses and the nursing profession as a whole. For over 40 years, CNSA has represented the interests of nursing students to federal, provincial, and international governments and to other nursing and health care organizations.

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The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) represents women's health, obstetric and newborn nurses from across Canada. CAPWHN aims to promote excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education, and research in the areas of perinatal and women’s health care.