IMG_1509In the Spring of 2012 The Women’s Resource Centre unexpectedly lost our home of more than a decade. Thanks to the support of the community we were able to rally to find  and settle into our present location at 731 Princess Avenue. We have made our new, smaller home quite comfortable and inviting for the women and children in our community, but we are simply outgrowing our cozy space here.  It is a good problem to have in the sense that more women and children who need our services are able to access  them; however, if we hope to expand our services to meet the growing community demand, we need a larger location. Our basement floods on a regular basis  leaving us with a significant lack of storage space—a major problem when our Child & Youth Counsellor must retain all of the artwork completed by her clients until they are eighteen years of age.  We have already reached a point where every available corner is being used to store one thing or another.  Currently our Executive Director shares an office with our Community Resource Advocates consistently resulting in one or the other having to leave her station when confidential meetings are required. In short, we need a much bigger home! We are asking you to open your heart and help us find a new home! Click here to donate!


 Why your help is needed:

Manitoba has almost double the national rate of violence against women. – Statistics Canada 2013

There are over 1,800 single mother families living in Brandon. – Statistics Canada 2011

55% of women living in Southwest Manitoba earn less than $30,000 / year. – Statistics Canada 2006

“Until we find ourselves in a position where every Manitoban woman is safe at home with her children, there will always be more work do to.”

—Theresa Oswald, Manitoba Health Minister

When you support The Women’s Resource Centre you’re not only supporting the women and families that access our services, you are helping to create lasting change in our community. With support from people like you, people that share our vision of a healthy, thriving community, we can continue to provide critical services to women and children every day. The Women’s Resource Centre is a registered charity and will issue charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more.

How you can help:

Make a one time Donation

  • A $2000 donation will provide counselling services to a child that has witnessed family violence.
  • A $500 donation will provide healthy breakfast and snack items to women and children for 3 months.
  • A $50 donation will allow us to host an employment skills workshop.

Become a Monthly Donor

Can you spare $10 or $25 per month? When you become a monthly donor your gift will provide a reliable stream of support that helps us to plan more effectively. Becoming a monthly donor is quick and easy – you determine the amount of your monthly donation, and you can change or stop it at any time.

Help us to reach our goal of 500 monthly donors by clicking the Canada Helps logo below to sign up today and asking your friends and family to do the same!

Provide In-Kind Support

There are many products and services that add to our operational costs, diverting cash from programs and services. You can help us to put more of that money where it is most needed by providing in-kind product or service donations. A few examples of the types of donations that would help:

    • Healthy breakfast or snack items for program participants
    • Computer hardware, software, or technical support
    • Office cleaning or snow removal services
    • Office furniture
    • Office supplies, such as printer paper, ink, stamps, envelopes, etc.
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Handyman services
    • Gift cards to area businesses

Donating online is easy! Just click the Canada Helps button below, choose your donation amount and frequency, and enter your payment information.

Donations can be also dropped off in person or mailed to us at:

729 Princess Ave. Brandon, MB R7A 0P4