Women and Employment

 

Websites
An Act to Provide for Pay Equity

Pregnancy/Parental, Court, and Bereavement Leave
Pregnancy and Parental Leave - Frequently Asked Questions

Compassionate Care and Sick Leave
Compassionate Care Leave -Frequently Asked Questions
Women in Science, Trades, and Technology

Canada Business - Nova Scotia 
Lots of information on everything about starting and running your own business,
from a "business tool kit" to a searchable database of government programs
and services for small business, and local contact offices, names and numbers.

Centre for Women in Business (Mount Saint Vincent University) 
A leader in entrepreneurial growth, the Centre for Women in Business is
Canada’s only university based business centre for women. It is dedicated
to offering practical, results-oriented programs and services to
women entrepreneurs across the region. Located on the campus of
Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), it is supported by MSVU and
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and has assisted
over 10,000 entrepreneurs since it first opened in 1992.

For more information on our services and workshops,
please visit www.centreforwomeninbusiness.ca, or call 457-6449.

Dress for Success 
Dress for Success is a non-profit organization that helps
low-income women make tailored transitions into the workforce.
Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has
an interview and a second suit when she gets the job.
Women are referred to Dress for Success from diverse,
non-profit member organizations which include homeless shelters,
domestic violence shelters, job training programs and
English as a second language programs.
"These suits symbolize our faith in every woman's ability to succeed."
Note: Click on "locations" on the site to get contact information
for the Halifax chapter of Dress for Success.

Techsploration
Empowring young women to explore careers in science, trades and technology.