Why Women Centered?

Ann Terry Project provides women centered employment counselling and career development services for women by women. Being women centered allows the service to focus specifically on women’s needs. Women face multiple barriers to employment when they try to gain equal access to full time work with equal pay. Women still shoulder the majority of responsibility for homecare, childcare, and senior care in the home. “Women in Canada do the largest share of unpaid work.

Fast Facts

Because women still shoulder the majority of responsibility for homecare, childcare and senior care in the home and often choose unpaid or poorly paid irregular work to optimize the well being of their families.

Because the vast majority of income assistance recipients in this Province are still women and women head up most of the single parent families in this Province

Because women are still stuck in part time and low paying dead end jobs with few benefits and little job security that don't provide an opportunity to develop marketable employment skills, to advance, or access on the job training and leave them unable to save for retirement.

Because as long as women in this Province are poor, children in this Province will grow up in poverty.

Because women still face multiple barriers to employment when they try to gain equal access to full time work with equal pay.

Because women centered services focus specifically on the needs, aspirations, and experiences of women and help to breakdown barriers and empower women to make positive changes for their futures.

Because empowering women in Nova Scotia to make a valuable contribution to the economy of this Province is good for all Nova Scotians.


OUR LOCATION The location of the office has changed over the years as has the faces of the staff who provide the services and the dedicated volunteers who continue to sponsor this Project for women in our community. What doesn’t change is the Ann Terry Society’s commitment to provide specialized women centered career development and counselling services for women.