In The News

October 2019

Local Take back The Night walk to be held in Downtown Truro

TRURO, N.S. — 

Voices will ring through the darkness when the Take Back the Night walk is held.

The event, which is part of an effort to end sexual violence, is being held at Riverfront Park at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Indigenous dancers will open the event and Vida Woodworth will be the guest speaker. Woodworth will talk about the roles she played to bring awareness to sexual violence and to make homes and communities safer.

People are also invited to join in a walk from the park, through the downtown area, and back to the park.

“Make a sign or bring a sign from another year, and come and show support,” said Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, Executive Director of The Lotus Centre, the agency organizing the event. “Come and understand the need for safe spaces.”

April 2019 

A group of women speaking out about human trafficking and sexual abuse hope others will join them at a public meeting in Truro on May 22. The women are, from left, Jeanne Sarson, of Persons Against Non-State Torture; Kendra MacKinnon, executive director at the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre; Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, executive director of The Lotus Centre; Margaret Mauger, trauma counsellor at the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre; and Linda MacDonald, of Persons Against Non-State Torture. – Lynn Curwin












Jan 2019

International Women’s Day marked with speeches and music in Truro





Oct 2018

Women from Colchester County are fighting to have a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) implemented at Truro’s hospital.

Oct 2018

Vanessa (Margaret) Brooks, sister of Tanya Brooks; and Cheryl Paris, Chair of the Board of Directors dedicate a “Red Dress” in Tanya’s memory.

Susan Campbell spoke during the ceremony in which the Gazebo at The Lotus Centre was dedicated to the life of her daughter Catherine.

Tracy Dorrington-Skinner, Executive Director makes the announcement revealing the new name.

July 2018

Did you catch us in the PRIDE PARADE?

We are family!

Thanks NISSAN!









Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, Executive Director

Cheryl Paris, Chairperson

Becky Loughead, Director

Lindsay Brown, Owner of “AT YOUR SERVICE”






June 2018


Thanks 100 Kids Who Care for the donation!


June 2018


Donation helps Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre add gazebo to the backyard


Donation helps Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre add gazebo to the back yard


March 2018


Bible Hill Kinsman Trivia Night 




January 2018



Women’s Center’s new Executive Director!

Large crowd takes to the streets in Truro for equality and women’s rights

“Led by loud, empowering music and outfitted with brightly coloured signs with slogans such as ‘Respect us’ and ‘Every body rocks’, the crowd took to the streets for a police-escorted march around the downtown area.” 


Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, Executive Director of CNWRC led the crowd in paying respects to the strong women who fell before them during the 2018 Women’s March on Saturday.










Seven-time CCMA Award Winner Dean Brody (CNWRC’s new BFF!)


CNWRC Supports Colchester Youth


CNWRC Through the Years



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~Anne Lamott~

Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women

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