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Education

Annual Girls Conference

In March 2012, the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice held its first annual Girls Conference in celebration of International Women's Week. This March 2019 was the eighth annual conference which hosted over 350 girls from junior high and high schools across the province. 

To learn more about this conference click here»

In December 2016, the AMI was presented with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Award for our work on the Girls Conference.

Annual Celebration of The United Nations Day of the Girl Child

In October 2017, the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice held its inaugural celebration of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child. Inspirational girls from across Nova Scotia gathered to share stories, dance, poetry, song, and spoken word.

Planning for this year's 2019 celebration is underway. To register, please visit https://2019dayofthegirl.eventbrite.ca


Each year, the AMI proudly hosts and co-sponsors research wine and cheese events, writing workshops, conferences, and performances.