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.

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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.

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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.

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Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network

The Purpose of MLSN: Is to develop and maintain a sustainable justice support system for all Mi’kmaw and Aboriginal people in the Nova Scotia justice system. The Goal of MLSN: Is to develop and maintain a new relationship between the Criminal Justice System and the Mi’kmaq and Aboriginal people of Nova Scotia.

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Mi'kmaq Child Development Centre

The Mi'kmaw Child Development Centre an extension program of the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Society and is a non-profit Native Family Resource Centre that consists of an Aboriginal Head Start Program, a Community Action Program for Children, a Provincial Child development Initiative as well as a Provincially funded Daycare Centre. The three complementary Resource Centre initiatives host a wide variety of programs for children aged 0- 7 and their families. The mandate of the Centre is to provide quality culturally appropriate programs / resources for First Nation individuals and their families who are residing off-reserve.

More about the Mi'kmaq Child Development Centre

Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS)

PLANS seeks to increase representation of African Nova Scotians in the health professions through recruitment and retention, community collaborations and partnerships to improve health outcomes within the African Nova Scotian community.

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East Coast Prison Justice

ECPJS is a collaborative partnership of likeminded individuals and organizations helping criminalized and imprisoned individuals through advocacy, research, scholarship, legal support, education, public service, and provision of grassroots services.

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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.