The Women’s Institute of Nova Scotia is involved in a number of community projects, take some time to learn about how WINS participates in our communities.
Back to Basics – Tips, Tricks and Hints for Feeding Your Family
These workshops are planned hosted by the districts and highlight affordable, nutritious and basic recipes for meals. The hope is to reduce reliance on frozen foods and fast food restaurants and boost usage of local and in-season products. Each area tailors the topics to what they wish to highlight.
Taking responsibility for sections of highway in the Province and keeping it litter-free. Click here for more information.
Farm Safety Day Camps
Teaching children about the dangers on the farm and how to stay safe.
Into the North
Donations of infant and youth clothing and supplies are collected by WI members across Canada and then sent to northern communities. Funds are also raised for this project to help provide nutritional training to mothers and families.
Crafts for a Cause
We also have a series of ongoing projects that members take part in, such as: knitted teddy bears for Alzheimer’s patients; comfort pillows for mastectomy patients; finger puppets for children at local hospitals; layettes, preemie caps and items for new moms at local hospitals, quilts and blankets for the homeless, and turbans for cancer patients. Members also look at needs within their own community and assist at schools, churches, 4H clubs or wherever the assistance and leadership of WI members is needed.
Rosie’s Youth Group
As phase 2 of the Into the North Project, WINS raised funds to purchase items on a ‘wish list’ provided by a youth group located in Labrador. In conjunction with the other Maritime provinces, we successfully provided all items on the wish list as well as a monetary donations.
Fund Raising Projects
There have been many projects through the years that WINS has raised funds to donate to. These include
- Water For All – a project to help provide clean water to communities in Africa;
- Women Feed The World – a project to help educate women in lower developed nations about nutrition and food;
- Peace Garden Fund- A project to help support the International Peace Gardens located on the Manitoba, South Dakota border; Hoodless Upkeep Project – A fund to help maintain the Adelaide Hoodless Home located in Ontario, Canada; Tsunami Relief – A project to help raise funds to donate to the Daughters of Mary Immaculate to help provide aid to school children in India affected by the Tsunami that affected the entire area in 2004.