Our History

Our History:

The Women’s Centre Coalition was formed in August of 1989 and was composed of concerned individuals and representatives from local interest groups such as the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Manitoba Action Committee on the Status of Women, the Manitoba Metis Alliance, and the Brandon University Status of Women Organization. The purpose of this coalition was to research and lobby for a regional women’s resource centre. These dedicated women had their hard work come to fruition when the Western Manitoba Women’s Regional Resource Centre was opened on April 15th, 1992. Initially TWRC and its resources were maintained only by a core volunteer board who looked after information requests and referrals. In 1998 TWRC obtained temporary space in the lower level of the Marquis Project, relocating to the Town Centre in 2000, where it remained until the spring of 2012.

The Women’s Resource Centre moved to its current location at 731 Princess Avenue after a near financial crisis in 2012. Only through the dedication of its board, staff, and members was the Centre able to reopen in its new location. Though that was a demanding time for the Centre, the community and those closely connected to TWRC were able to face the challenge head on and create a new and improved Women’s Resource Centre. Our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude goes out the Westman community for helping to keep the Centre alive.