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Volunteer Profile: Alex

Volunteer Profile: Alex

When Alex first connected with the Centre in 2016, she was involved in an abusive relationship exacerbating her mental health struggles. She described her first experience spending time here as both awkward and comfortable, “I came in, grabbed some coffee, sat there...
Staff Profile: Jojo

Staff Profile: Jojo

My name is Jolene Wilson; the community calls me Jojo. My spirit names are Misko Migizi kwe, Giimiwan Googookoo (Red Eagle Woman, Raining Owl), and I am from the Wolf Clan. I was very lost for 15 years: I lived on the street, homeless and addicted, estranged from my...
Solutions to Complex Challenges

Solutions to Complex Challenges

Warming Centre In winter 2020/21, WCWRC partnered with Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) to open a low-barrier, daytime Warming Centre to serve the homeless and food-insecure members of our West End Community.  Community members had access to Magnus Eliason...
Program Highlight: Street Outreach

Program Highlight: Street Outreach

The COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on important service gaps in our community. One of those gaps is serving women who cannot come to get food, hygiene, and other basic needs at our front door. COVID made it much more difficult for women to come to us, so we...
Bonnie & Colette’s Story

Bonnie & Colette’s Story

Bonnie and Colette both had good jobs and never imagined they would be homeless. Then Colette got sick and they were illegally evicted from their apartment right before Christmas 2020. “We pretty much lost absolutely everything we had,” said Bonnie. “All of a sudden...
Women of Distinction

Women of Distinction

WCWRC was built and is sustained by remarkable women. As a way to honour their contributions, every year we present the Women of Distinction awards, which recognize women who have gone above and beyond expectations in their contributions and commitment to the...