About the WCWRC

West Central Women’s Resource Centre exists to empower women to help themselves, their families and their community to safer, healthier lifestyles. Our home is the diverse West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg.

Our Vision

Our shared vision is for a healthy, sustainable, equitable, just and peaceful community where women’s knowledge and experience is valued and respected. Our vision includes women having hope and strength while living out equal social, economic and political rights.

Where we are:

640 Ellice Ave


Monday – 9:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday – 12:30pm to 8:00pm
(4-8pm open to families/male partners)
Wednesday – 9:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday – 12:30pm to 8:00pm
Friday – 9:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Way of Working

We work toward achieving our vision using a Women Centered Approach, informed by the lived experience of the diverse women in our community. We also use the following to guide our work, words and actions:

Empowerment Framework

A capacity building framework with 4 stages of empowerment (breaking social isolation, networking, awareness, action).

Harm Reduction

Taking steps to reduce harm in people’s lives by valuing where they are and helping them move to a place of less harm.

Multi-level Approach

Working simultaneously in many spheres (the individual, family, community and systemic).

Community Economic Development

Supporting local goods, services, investment, employment, decision-making and skill building while promoting neighbourhood sustainability, human dignity and the environment.

Inclusion Framework

We value and celebrate our community’s rich diversity of identities and perspectives. We strive to foster a culture of belonging and work to advance equity within the centre and the wider community.

Our History

The WCWRC started in 1999 as a 3-year project (Women’s Empowerment Project) in response to the high number of women in our neighbourhood living in poverty. Since that time the Centre has grown to offer a variety of support and services to the whole community. The Centre has always been guided and informed by women living in our neighbourhood.

Our Supporters

We would like to extend our thanks to all those that assist us in our work:

Our volunteers for their dedication and hard work;
Our partners and the other community organizations working in our neighbourhood;
Our funders that help make our work possible:


  • Assiniboine Credit Union
  • Canadian CED Network
  • City of Winnipeg
  • Communities 4 Families
  • Government of Canada
  • Individual donors
  • Province of Manitoba
  • Richardson Foundation
  • Thomas Sill Foundation
  • United Way
  • Winnipeg Foundation
  • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Board of Directors


Meredith Mitchell

Erin Anderson

Lioubov Gavrilova-Crozier

Nan Colledge

Lauren Konrad

Kerri Irvin-Ross

Kerry Fraser

Suzanne MacPherson

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