The International Women's Day 2011 theme:


100 Years of Celebrating Women: Knowledge, Strength and Caring.



Registration Information:  Registration can be done through your worksite coordinator or using the On-line Registration.  


Registration Timeline:  Monday, February 14 to Friday, February 25, 2011.


Registration Fee:  In lieu of a registration fee, we are collecting donations for SHYM - Supportive Housing for Young Mothers. Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM) helps young moms and their children develop the skills they need to build strong families in a safe, encouraging environment. For more information, please visit their website:


Silent Auction: This year we are excited to be able to offer a Silent Auction with lots of great items to bid on. We hope that you will join in the fun and get some great deals at the same time. For more information visit: Silent Auction


Exhibitors: Information booths from various organizations will be on display.  They may offer prizes or items for sale.  For more information visit:  IWD Exhibitors


Lunch Options:  The Holiday Inn Harbourview has a beautifully renovated dining area and is offering a buffet lunch on the conference level. Lunch tickets will be available to purchase during the course of the morning. The cost of the lunch will be $16.50 including gratuity and taxes and will include: Ginger Butternut Squash Soup, Green Salad, Meat and Vegetarian Lasagna, Rolls & Butter, Assorted Home Style Cookies and Tea & Coffee. Alternatively, inside the hotel is Hotel Restaurant and Quickie's Coffee Shop and there are a number of eating establishments in the vicinity of the hotel, i.e. Tim Horton’s, McDonald’s, Subway, and Down Town Pizza.


Public Transportation & Parking:  Pay parking is available at the hotel.  A major Metro Transit stop at the Bridge Terminal is located across the street from the hotel. Workshops for this event are being held at the Holiday Inn Harbourview and the Dartmouth Sportsplex.


 Opening & Closing Plenary:  More information to follow.


Special Considerations: This is a Barrier Free conference. Please identify specific requests with your registration. American Sign Language will be provided for the plenary and for the workshops on request.  It is very important that you indicate your requirement on your registration.

To accommodate participants with environmental sensitivities, please remember that this is a smoke-free and scent-free environment. For further details: No Scents Please.