Connections, Support and Change

At the Women’s Centre we see women from all walks of life, but the majority are struggling with poverty. Recently, unemployment rates have made this even more apparent.

The Centre relies on support from the community for all programs and services. We hope that you can help us meet the needs of our shared community.

Here is a glimpse of the work we do, in the women’s own words:

“I needed your help after leaving my kids’ dad whendonate now button they were almost three and a half. I came for baby food and diapers quite a few times. We would not have made it without you. We are much better now.”

Women have received items like shampoo, diapers, food hampers, and children’s birthday gifts 8,612 times. Since January, volunteers have completed 3,480 referrals for the Food Bank, mattresses, clothing and furniture.

“The Women’s Centre has helped me when I am going through tough times always and I really appreciate them being there for us.”

Over 550 volunteers are responsible for front-line peer support, hosting workshops, and advocacy work. In the first nine months of 2015, these volunteers have responded to 63,279 contacts with women. (Click for more stories)

In order to continue providing a space for support, connections and community building, we need your help. Your donation will go directly to our vision of women supporting communities, and communities supporting women. Every dollar has an impact.


Susan Gillies
Executive Director

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