Welcome to the Women's Place Resource Center based in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
Our mission is dedicated to the well-being and economic status of women in the Kings, Annapolis and Digby Counties.
We work with communities to achieve this mission through a variety of Services as well as creating a safe place for women to gather, share, grow and be. By supporting women, we recognize that we in turn nurture the growth of children, families and the entire communities that we serve.
Our Sister Fair event is a celebration of womens' expressions in music and art. It also raises awareness of the Women's Place Resource Center and the Frances Mills-Clements Bursary.
In 2011-2012, the Women's Place Resource Center provided support to over 1,300 people over the phone, in-person and through programs and initiatives.
Women’s work was celebrated with art, songs, stories, and food during a special reception on Saturday afternoon. People gathered at the Women’s Place Resource Center in Annapolis Royal in recognition of International Women’s Day.
Wanda Finnegan Joudrey opened the celebration with traditional Mi’kmaw songs, drumming and music. The art and crafts displays featured local artists including quillwork by Marlene Joudrey and paintings by Giselle Beauchamp. While guests mingled and nibbled around her, Rae Bailey made keepsake multi-cultural bracelets to give away.
Gregg Kerr, MP for West Nova, brought good news to this year’s celebration. The Women’s Place will receive $23,000 under the New Horizons program to host a series of workshops across the center’s catchment area. These workshops will raise awareness about elder abuse.
“We are pleased that the federal government through the New Horizons program continues to support the Women’s Place to provide programs for senior women,” said Della Longmire, executive director. This project will provide workshops in five communities to increase the awareness of elder abuse, its signs and symptoms.”
You and/or a representative from your organization is invited to attend an Workshop discussing the development of A.C.A.S.A. - Annapolis a Collaboration Against Sexual Assault on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the St. Luke's Anglican Church Hall, 342 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal from 10am to 3 pm.
Guest Speaker will be Dianne Crowell, Executive Director of Jane's Fund, an organization set up to continue the work of survivor and activist, Jane Hurshman.
In this workshop, we shall discuss the research that The Women's Place has been doing around the issue of sexual assault in Annapolis County, our resources, and the development of a collaborative response in our communities in Annapolis County.
Lunch will be provided by The Women's Place.
Space is limited so please RVSP. For more information and/or to RVSP, please contact The Women's Place at (902)532-1898