ATTN: Video Some food for thought! Seeing as 'poverty is not a lack of character' but a 'lack of cash', this video is a great reminder of how beneficial a guaranteed basic income can be. ... See moreSee less
This historian says he has found the solution to poverty
Hey friends! We have another exciting Guys & Gals Quarter Mania- Fall Edition happening in October and although we have several exciting items already, we are looking for a few more to add to the list. Can you help us? Ex. Gift cards, new items in original packaging, tickets, etc. ... See moreSee less
Welcome Centre Shelter for Women added 2 new photos.
Thank you so very much to our August Food Bank Sponsor, Green Shield Canada (GSC)! The staff there worked together to gather nearly an entire hallway of items to fill our shelves! They also raised $371 which Green Shield happily matched to give us a total of $742! Incredible 😍 ... See moreSee less
It has taken a few days for us to process such an incredible loss to our community. Charismatic, determined and fierce, Pat Noonan paved the way on how to best serve the needs of women in our community and really set the stage for feminist movements across North America. The creation of a place like the Welcome Centre would surely not have been possible without the influence of Pat Noonan in the 70’s and beyond. Opening in 1990, Pat soon after launched the Women for Sobriety program here at the Centre, and in her own words while reminiscing with one of our co-founders in the past few weeks said, “You know, I’ve been running Women for Sobriety for 25 years and I have only missed one day.” Women for Sobriety was just one of the many causes that Pat championed in our community. Her commitment to her community and to the feminist movement is something to be admired. After all, it is that kind of commitment and advocacy that is essential to making a difference in the lives of women not just here at the Welcome Centre, but everywhere.
There is no way to ever to replace someone like Pat, but we can do our best to keep her legacy going and continue to be a powerful voice for equality in our community.
We have attached a clip from a film titled, “This is What a Feminist Sounds Like”, a film about the life of Pat Noonan and her influence that she has had on all of us. “Pat’s story is a stirring example of how a way of life that revolves around strong and generous dedication to others can be the model for an incredibly inspiring and kick-ass way to live,” the film’s creators said. ... See moreSee less
Chantelle MeadowsWhat an amazing woman! Rest in peace Pat, you were a beautiful woman by championing for so many!
5 days ago
Cathy Williams GlasmannI starting going to the Welcome Centre in 1994. I remember Pat very well, she was a kind and loving woman and I will never forget her commitment and determination to help women. R.I.P. Pat 💕
This is Samantha; she is the Housing Support Team Lead at the Welcome Centre. She is an amazing social worker, advocate, woman and mother. Today is her birthday. She chose to NOT mention that to us and ALMOST made it the entire day. She deserves to be celebrated for the job she does here, the work she puts in with clients, staff, and students. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM! ... See moreSee less
Now this a great idea right from our neighbours in London!
"Through the Earmark Initiative, real estate commissions are set aside for community good. With every home purchase or sale, 20% of your REALTOR®'s commission is earmarked for donation to London "change makers" — people and organizations that are building great neighbourhoods, supporting local business,and entrepreneurship, or working collaboratively on a big project that, when done right, will transform our city."