Newsletter – Fall 2015

Hello Friends, Family & Supporters,

We hope this finds you hale and hearty this autumn! The leaves are falling, winter is on its way and we have a lot to share with you!


TEDxOn May 29th, WIN was honoured to be the theme sponsor of TEDxTheGlebeWomen. Featuring carefully curated content from TEDWomen and 6 inspirational speakers: Pamela Henry, Mailyne Briggs, Andrea Hogue Reyolds, Sarika Mathur, Manjit Basi, and Peggy Taillon. Special thanks go to the Director of Programming, Pamela Henry, without whom the event could not have been a success; and to the team of volunteers who put on a world class event at the Museum of Nature.

Successful Fundraisers

WIN has been busy reaching out to the community with fundraisers including the Great Glebe Garage Sale in May, another of our favourite Stand Up for the WIN Absolute Comedy shows in April, a Bottle Drive for the WIN in September, and a continuation of our ongoing eWaste recycling fundraisers with local schools St. Francis Xavier and St. Joseph.

Thank you to all who supported WIN in these many ways!

Women in Mind Conference

On November 6th, WIN attended the Royal Ottawa Women in Mind conference to discuss issues of violence and women’s mental health, focusing on Intimate Partner Violence. Insight was gained into the ever present struggle to address this issue globally with an effective result.

Bake Sale at Algonquin

Women’s Integration Network will be hosting a bake sale at Algonquin College on December 7th; beginning 10:00am; stop by to delight your tastebuds with cakes/cupcakes by the feature baker Samantha of Sam’s Star Treats. Favourite Christmas cookies and treats will also be available.

Swing Dance for the WIN

Join us, in partnership with the Ottawa Swing Dance Society and the Ottawa Rhythm Initiative, and featuring the amazing musicianship of CUPPA SOUP, for a fabulous evening of live swing music and dancing on November 27th at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall (174 Wilbrod St. Ottawa), in support of vulnerable women in Canada. Intermediate lesson: Intro to Tap for Lindy Hoppers at 7:30pm; Introductory swing dance lesson at 8:30pm; dancing starts at 9:30pm.

The evening will feature a performance by the Ottawa Rhythm Initiative, a shim sham showcase of the Tap shim sham and the Frankie Manning Lindy Hop shim sham, a raffle & silent auction.

Tickets are $12, for info call 613-612-5476 or see


Gold Canyon Holiday Candles

WIN-Fall-Newsletter-3Stock up on your favourite candles in time for the holidays – Gold Canyon candles make excellent gifts and add a certain pizzazz to your holiday décor!

To place your candle order today, please visit: Be sure to select the Apply to Mixer button at the bottom left of the shopping cart page, and place your order! Order by Dec 12th to have delivery in time for Christmas

Happy shopping! 🙂

Ongoing eWaste Recycling/Bottle Drive

electronic-recyclingWe have an ongoing program to collect your alcohol bottles and cans; and to pick up your eWaste (eg. cellphones, laptops, TVs, computers). Contact us at 613-612-5476 to set up your pickup!


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Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year!
Women’s Integration Network Inc.

Printable version of Newsletter – Fall – Nov 2015

Anticipation rises for TEDxTheGlebeWomen

With less than a week to go, the Women’s Integration Network is eagerly anticipating the date of TEDxTheGlebeWomen. Taking place Friday May 29th at the Museum of Nature, TEDxTheGlebeWomen will feature five live speakers, TED talks streamed from TEDWomen in Monterey California, and carefully curated talks from the TED library.


The five speakers include Andrea Hogue Reynolds, Sarika Mathur, Pamela Henry, Manjit Basi, and Peggy Taillon, a group of women who: “Ranging from community activist to student, from well established to new to the community , this group of five women promises to bring a unique perspective to the TEDxTheGlebeWomen stage,” states a TEDxTheGlebeWomen press release. Their talks will be rooted in the theme of “Tiny Ripples”, and will demonstrate the ways in which these speakers have lived the intention of the TEDxTheGlebeWomen: “Tiny ripples. Conversation starters. Change makers. Empowerment supporters.”

As the theme sponsor of the event, Women’s Integration Network acknowledges the power of tiny ripples – small personal changes that can make a difference to everyone around us, our families, friends, communities and societies. Every individual has the power to create change.

The full-day event is an opportunity for Ottawa to start a conversation about empowerment, change, the society we wish to build, and to involve those of all genders in moving forward as individuals and as a community. Fueled by amazing food catered by Thyme and Again, in an environment dedicated to learning, history, new ideas and curiosity, participants will have a unique opportunity to come together and talk about the things that matter.

Learn more about TEDxTheGlebeWomen and secure your tickets before it’s too late by visiting