WOMENACTIVE NOVA SCOTIA

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WomenActive-NS Association (WANSA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Gabrielle Riley-Gallagher as our new Program Manager.  For more info:

http://www.recreationns.ns.ca/women-active-nova-scotia-association-project-manager-hired/

WomenActive Nova Scotia is a provincial initiative that envisions a province where women and girls are active, encouraged, supported, and celebrated for participating in and leading a gender equitable physical activity, sport, and recreation sector.After only a few months out of the starting gate, WomenActive is now present on http://www.womenactive.ca , Facebook and Twitter.

WomenActive-NS (WANS) was created out of a demand from stakeholders in the physical activity, sport, and recreation sectors to advance participation and leadership opportunities for girls and women in physical activity, recreation and sport.

 

WomenActive-NS has been launched! This is a provincial initiative that envisions a Nova Scotia where women and girls are active, encouraged, supported, and celebrated for participating in and leading a gender equitable physical activity, sport, and recreation sector.

To learn more and follow them go to: http://womenactive.ca/

WOMENACTIVE NOVA SCOTIA – NEW INITIATIVE, NEW DIRECTOR

WomenActive-NS (WANS) was created out of a demand from stakeholders in the physical activity, sport, and recreation sectors to advance participation and leadership opportunities for girls and women in physical activity, recreation and sport.

The role of WomenActive-NS is to: advocate for gender equity in sport, physical activity and recreation; educate and support organizations and individuals to help increase the number and quality of participation and leadership opportunities for girls and women in these fields; and promote meaningful opportunities to enrich the lives of all women and girls in Nova Scotia through the use of sport, physical activity and recreation.

The Leadership Group for WomenActive-NS include:
-Chair: Rachel Bedingfield, Director of Parks and Recreation, Town of Kentville
-Michelle Aucoin, Active Living Consultant, NS Department of Health and Wellness
-Rhonda Lemire, Executive Director, Recreation Nova Scotia
-Amy Walsh, Director of Sport Development, Sport Nova Scotia

WomenActive-NS is a project funded by the Province of Nova Scotia and supported in-kind by Recreation Nova Scotia, and Sport Nova Scotia.

The Leadership Group of WomenActive-NS hired a new Director—Cindy Russell. Cindy brings a wealth of experience in advocacy, policy, and strategic development. She has empowered groups and built capacity across organizations and communities. Cindy’s commitment to gender equity is evident in her long list of experience that includes supporting and advocating for women business owners across Nova Scotia. Women’s learning was at the heart of Cindy’s Master of Adult Education degree from St. Francis Xavier University.

Cindy also holds a Graduate Diploma in Knowledge Management, and a Bachelor of Science. Her career crosses the fields of physical activity, sport, recreation, education, and health.

Experiences range from managing community college fitness and recreational facilities to advocating for healthy public policies in public health. Cindy has worked at the Ontario Public Health Association and has had numerous contracts with the Public Health Agency of Canada. More recent experiences include the Centre for Women in Business and Nova Scotia Community College.

To learn more about WomenActive-NS contact Cindy at crussell@womenactive.ca

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Girls Action Foundation – Free Webinar.

It’s 2015” and Other Reasons for Gender Transformative Health Promotion Programming for Girls

When: Wednesday, December 9th  at 1 PM (EST) \

About the webinar: Girls and young women across Canada face unique challenges in matters of health and health promotion. So how can we improve health promotion for girls? What is men’s and boys’ influence on girls and women’s health? This webinar will introduce girl programmers and community workers to an innovative approach to creating health promotion activities and programs for girls while working towards gender equity.

Information on how to  register: http://www.girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/its-2015-and-other-reasons-for-gender-transformative-health-promotion-programming-for-girls

 

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