IODE is a national women's charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, through education support, community service and citizenship programs.

Provincial Officers

What's Happening in Nova Scotia

Provincial Annual Meeting – 2014

Park Place Hotel _ Conference Centre
Ramada Plaza - Burnside
April 24-25

National Annual Meeting - 2014
London, Ontario
(See Fall issue of Echoes for further information)

Area Conferences:
Colchester, Pictou _ Cumberland Area Conference
Saturday, October 19, 2013
First United Church Memorial Hall
Queen _ Lorne Street, Truro, NS
Sheila Pipes – Area Vice-President


  • Gives support through scholarship, bursaries, grants, awards and prizes for university, college and high school students.
  • Supplies amenities to needy classes, locally and in remote northern communities.
  • Supports special educational and cultural programs.
  • Supplies books to school libraries, day care and pre-school programs.
  • Participates in RealCare® Baby program.


  • Assists crisis centres, nursing homes, hospitals, transition houses, senior centres and needy families.
  • Supports Food Banks, Meals on Wheels, school breakfast and lunch programs and provided Christmas boxes to those in need.
  • Supports Kidney Research at the IWK-Grace Hospital.
  • Contributes knitted goods and warm clothing for distribution locally and in Labrador.
  • Provides emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster.
  • Provides financial assistance in times of need through the Good Samaritan Fund at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.


Promotes good citizenship by encouraging an active interest and involvement in community life.


  • International Peace Gardens
  • Snack Pack
  • Labrabook
  • Labrador Adopt-a-Class
  • 100th Anniversary Fund
  • Labrador Bursary Fund
  • Veterans Overseas Fund
  • Canadian Disaster Fund
  • National Education Fund
  • National Services Fund

Visit The National Chapter of Canada IODE at www.iode.ca