The Alexa McDonough Institute is committed to partnerships in learning/teaching, research, and action. Some of our current and past partnerships are listed here.

Understorey Magazine

Understorey magazine was launched in November 2013, publishing literary writing and visual art by and about Canadian women.

In May 2016, the AMI and Understorey magazine established a new partnership sharing a mandate of empowerment through self-expression and sharing of ideas, experiences and stories.

Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

The Advisory Council was established in 1977 under the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act and the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Regulations. It was created to educate the public and advise the provincial government on issues of interest and concern to women.

The Advisory Council works to make sure that issues affecting the lives of Nova Scotia women become part of the government’s plan (from the NSACSW website, 2015).

The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice is partnering with the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women through the Violence against Women Initiative.

The Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Institute

The CYCC is an interdisciplinary research initiative launched in June 2013 by Dalhousie University. We are a network of Canadian and International researchers committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable children and youth.

Our researchers examine the political, social, psychological and biological factors that pose serious risks to children and youth exposed to adversity across contexts and cultures.

Through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, the CYCC Institute promotes change at the program and policy level that will improve the protection and well-being of young people around the world.

More than 200 policy makers, mental health practitioners, directors of local and international NGO’s, law enforcement officers, Aboriginal child welfare advocates, national defence personnel, and researchers are among our community partners who provide leadership to and benefit from, the work of the institute.

The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice is partnered with CYCC through the Disability and Global Development project.

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) Changing Public Services

Changing Public Services is a three-year project based at CRIAW that will create a pan-Canadian Network, made up of four regional clusters including Atlantic, National Capital Region, Prairies and British Columbia.

Some of the objectives for Changing Public Services include identifying and developing tools, connections, agreements and strategies for tracking changes to public services and public sector employment, identifying and using participatory tools to track and analyze the impacts of these changes on diverse groups of women over time, identifying combined and cascading impacts as a result of municipal, provincial and federal changes as well as collectively prioritizing areas for further research and action.

The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice is partnered with CRIAW through the Changing Public Services project.

DAWN Canada

DAWN-RAFH Canada‘s mission is to end poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. It is an organization that works towards the advancement and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada.

Some of the goals of DAWN Canada include addressing issues such as poverty, employment equity, violence, mothering, sexuality, health, isolation, access to services and New Reproductive Technologies (NRT’s). Also to be a resource for and about women with disabilities, to provide role models for girls with disabilities, to work in coalition with those who share our concerns for social justice and to be the voice of women with disabilities in Canada.

The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice partnered with DAWN Canada in 2014 through the Women with Disabilities Network.