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2021 Empower Women Awards

2021 Empower Women Awards

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Lorie English,on receiving a 2021 Empower Women Award! This award is such a great honour, especially considering the many incredible women nominees. Thank you to all the staff, board and supporters who nominated Lorie. And...
Quick Tips for Employment

Quick Tips for Employment

Quick Tips for Employment is a series of videos we launched in August on our YouTube channel. These “Quick Tips” videos were created by our wonderful volunteer Paula and offer great insight into the employment process. Paula goes through the job search...
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...