Are you a female athlete looking to get coach certification?

  Consider joining us for FREE female-only coach training in a variety of sports during National Coaching Week in September. Interested in learning more? Contact Cindy Russell:
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Calling all Moms! Want to know what is involved in coaching your kids?

  Consider joining us for FREE female-only coach training! Bring a friend! Female instructors will lead the training in a variety of sports during National Coaching Week in September. Interested in learning more? Contact Cindy Russell:...
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National Coaching Week Aims to Increase the Number of Female Coaches in Nova Scotia

  Is your sport looking for more coaches and coach volunteers? Free female-only coach training will be offered during National Coaching Week – September 17-24, 2016. For more information contact Cindy Russell at WomenActive-NS:...
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Advancing the work of WomenActive-NS

We are pleased to announce that the first meeting of the newly formed WomenActive NS Association happened on Thursday, June 23, 2016.  There is no shortage of influential role models on this Board of Directors! From left, lower row: Cindy Russell, Designated Agent...
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Change is on the horizon: An athlete’s take on gender equity and the sport of canoe/kayak

As a child I loved to run, swim, and climb on things.  I did cartwheels any and everywhere I could.  My parents signed me up for different sports and activities, enrolled me in summer day camps at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, and encouraged me to play outside as much as...
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Sport & Recreation Guide for Women & Girls

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Trendsetter Awards

WomenActive Trendsetters change culture, attitudes, programs, and systems to enrich the lives of all women and girls as participants and leaders in sport, recreation, and physical activity.

See the 2016 Finalists

Get Connected

WomenActive-NS is working to get women connected across the province of Nova Scotia who coach, mentor, or represent boards. Join the network today!

Be Recognized

Do you know a girl or woman from Nova Scotia who should be recognized for getting active, being a leader, an athlete, role model, champion, change agent, or mentor? If so, tell us why!

Be a Board Member

The physical activity, sport, and recreation sectors in Nova Scotia need more women on their boards. Let us know if you would like to be part of a new training program for Women on Boards.

Be a Coach

We need to expand the pool of women coaches in Nova Scotia. Let us know if you would like to be part of a new coaching program we are building.

We would love to hear your story

If you are in Nova Scotia and live, work, or volunteer in the physical activity, recreation, or sport sector and have a story related to women and girls in sport, physical activity and recreation, we want to hear your story!
Tell us your story

Contribute to our Guest Blog

Do you feel like you have something to say? Would you like to sharpen your writing skills?

Our Guest Bloggers may be anyone who works in the field of sport, recreation, or physical activity locally, provincially, or nationally.

Blogs will not exceed 400 words and will be focused on experiences or knowledge of women and girls in physical activity, sport, or recreation.

Past guest bloggers include Brenda Robertson and Lainie Smith.