2019 Toy Room Recap

Our 2019 Toy Room has wrapped on another successful season. In total, 1341 women and 2855 children accessed Toy Room and received gifts to open during the holiday season, almost 4200 individuals! This was an 8.5% increase from the 2018 Toy Room. All of this would not have been possible without our amazing donors, who …

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Every Woman’s Place for Connections, Community and Support: Catherine’s Story

Catherine always described herself as a “self-supporting” woman; she worked full-time for over 40 years. After a series of difficult circumstances, Catherine experienced homelessness for the first time as a senior. “I was scared. I had nobody. I had no job. I was losing my apartment. I couldn’t afford to eat. It was a very …

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Awareness into Action Series Recap: Gender-Based Violence Against Indigenous Women

This fall, we held our first Awareness Into Action (AIA) series of workshop events. Awareness Into Action creates opportunities for women in our community to learn about an issue over the course of two separate workshops, to allow for a more in-depth look, and then take action on that issue, together with other women. Indigenous …

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2019 Holiday Toy Room

Each year, the Women’s Centre hosts a holiday Toy Room, where women can pick gifts for their children and themselves for the holidays. Toy Room is similar to our Birthday Gift program, however on a much bigger scale and for two whole weeks in December. In 2018, 3,864 individuals benefited from Toy Room, which includes …

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