Twenty Four Hour Flash Sale – Nia Jam and Social!

We believe that Nia is such a rewarding, healing practice that we want everybody to have a chance to experience it at the Nia Jam and Social on Wednesday September 7th! From now until 12 noon Saturday September 3rd, regularly priced tickets to the Jam will be $20 instead of $25 – just send an email to to register and we’ll send instructions for buying a ticket by interac e-transfer.

Don’t miss out – get your ticket today! 

Information about the event:

The Nia Jam and Social will take place in Jean Piggott Place at Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W), Wednesday September 7th at 7pm. Join Ottawa Nia teachers Shar Chowdhury, Caroline Chapman, Steffi Retzlaff and Amanda McKay to celebrate mind, body and spirit in this gentle healing movement practice!

Proceeds will support the Women’s Integration Network (

Details of Nia Jam and Social

COMING SOON: Fall NIA Jam and Social

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About Nia: While Nia offers a fun, fusion dance fitness routine, using movements from the martial arts, healing arts, and dance arts, it can also take you into a deeper connection with your body.  So, as you move through your days and through your world, the body becomes a strong guide in leading you to healthy coping and resilience when things get hectic and naturally stressful. Nia allows you to experience and play with:  shifting energy seamlessly through dynamic and ease, balance and stability gracefully into mobility and movement, breath/sound and body, flexibility and strength, form and freedom, self and community, to name just a few.  Through some choreography and some free dance opportunities designed to fit the Body’s Way, Nia classes will inspire you to sense pleasure and dance the dance of Your Body’s Way so that movement becomes mindful and deeply connected to one’s Being. Interested? Check out this video:


TEDxTheGlebeWomen Sends Out #ripplesofconversation

Women’s Integration Network Inc. is so proud to have been the title sponsor of TEDxTheGlebeWomen. What an incredible event it was! Not only did TEDxTheGlebeWomen have an amazing line-up of speakers sharing ideas worth spreading, but the event itself was organized to perfection. The venue, the stage setup, the food, the photography, lighting and videography, the opportunity to share in the entire event by livestream – what an incredible opportunity for everyone around Ottawa and across the world to be involved in the #ripplesofconversation.

Featuring six presenters – Pamela Henry, Mailyne Briggs, Andrea Hogue Reynolds, Sarika Mathur, Manjit Basi, and Peggy Taillon – as well as carefully selected talks from the TEDWomen conference in Monterey, California and past TED events – the day focused on far ranging ideas including gender roles, identities, the ego and each person’s call to life a heroic life, and a call to each of us to reject the constricting options offered to us by our society and consumer culture.

Women’s Integration Network would like to thank all of the sponsors of the event, the speakers, the many volunteers, but most of all the driving force behind the event – Ms. Pamela Henry. Not only did she inspire us with a vision of humanity that holds up hope and a call to heroism for everyone who has ever fallen and smashed into 1000 pieces, not only did she design the program for the day in her role as the Director of Programming, but she also masterminded the organization of the event, handling negotiations, recruiting sponsors, and ensuring that the day went off without a hitch no matter what obstacles arose. As she does in her personal life every single day, she embodied the theme of “tiny ripples” making a difference; demonstrating that when you act with personal empowerment and integrity, you enable everyone who you interact with to be more empowered themselves. Congratulations and thank you!

Finally, Women’s Integration Network would like to invite everyone to continue the conversation, build on the ideas of the day and get involved in creating change. Join us on Facebook and Twitter to bring forward your ideas, thoughts and questions – head over to @WIN_Women and

Stand Up for WIN

Stand Up for WIN – Comedy Show Fundraiser

It’s that time again, back by popular demand! Join us for an evening of fun and laughter in support of a great organization – the Women’s Integration Network Inc.

Headliner Tommy Savitt, MC Toby Muresianu, and feature Steven Levesque will keep you rolling in the aisles the whole night long!

Join us on Thursday, April 30th at 8:30pm

Absolute Comedy, 412 Preston Street

$15 per person

For tickets:

Printable flyer: April 2015 Comedy Show – Flyer


About Women’s Integration Network Inc.

Women’s Integration Network Inc. is a collaborative community initiative currently based in Ottawa, Ontario. Gathering together experts in the fields of social work, therapy, research, and project management we are developing programs and initiating research to promote awareness of the challenges faced by vulnerable women in Canada.


Local volunteers announce TEDx event, title partnership with local not-for-profit

In celebration of International Women’s Day a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers is excited to announce the launch of TEDxTheGlebeWomen, a full-day TED-style event to be hosted in the heart of the Nation’s capital on May 29, 2015. Joining in on the celebration is Women’s Integration Network Inc. (WIN), the day’s title sponsor.

“We are so grateful to be a part of the team of volunteers, supporters, and partners working together to bring this incredible event to the Nation’s capital,” says WIN Project Manager Tara Dentry. “The passion behind the international TEDWomen events and the theme of the local event are so in line with our vision; evolving communities one person at a time, changing legacies.”

Not only do members of the organizing team wish to pay homage to this year’s International Women’s Day theme – #MakeItHappen – with their launch, they also recognize that March marks Women’s History Month.

“These events celebrate so much of what I believe we are trying to create with this event,” Dentry states. “Both of these celebrations are about taking action for the recognition of women, about recognizing those groundbreakers that have come before us, and about recognizing the change-makers that surround us today – exactly what we are working to achieve with TEDxTheGlebeWomen.”

TEDxTheGlebeWomen will bring together local audience members representing all sectors of the city and nation, live speakers, favourite TED talks, and sections of the live TEDWomen webcast to spark a conversation.

The theme of this year’s event is tiny ripples. “We believe passionately that small changes can have a large impact, just like the mustard seed that moved mountains or the butterfly that flapped its wings and caused a tsunami,” explains Director of Programming, Pamela Henry. “By choosing this as our focus we want the audience, and therefore the speakers, to focus on their own empowerment and on the changes that they themselves can and are making in the world around them.”

All speakers, performances, and demos will be rooted in the theme. Event organizers are currently in the process of selecting the panel of speakers. Community members that are interested in speaking are encouraged to contact event organizers through their website.

While the title of the event, TEDxTheGlebeWomen, may suggest that this is a woman-centric event, event organizers state otherwise. “Absolutely not. This is about having a conversation. And we can’t have that conversation if it’s only one-sided. We want speakers, audience members, and partners that represent all walks of life; all gender representations, all sexual orientations, all socio-economic groups, all races, all religions,” shares Henry. She continues, “that is the only way we can achieve the conversation that we so need to have.”

Event organizers are pleased to have secured the Canadian Museum of Nature as the location for this year’s event.

Further event details, tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and volunteer call-outs can be found on the event website at Event organizers also encourage community members and supporters to follow along on the journey to event day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“We encourage community members to check in regularly as new details are being released every day,” states Henry. “For instance, full profiles of the organizing team will be released in the next week or so, with a full schedule set to be released within the next month.”

Community members can also contribute to the conversation on social media by using #ripplesofconversation.

About TEDWomen

TEDWomen is a three-day international conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The program of speakers, workshops, events – and daring discussions – has sparked some of TED’s most iconic moments yet. Curated by TED and Pat Mitchell, TEDWomen 2015 will explore the bold issues that create momentum in how we think, live and work today.

TEDxWomen events are TEDx events (where x = independently organized) hosted around the live webcast of TEDWomen, and may also feature live speakers. TEDxTheGlebeWomen, is one of the many events happening around the globe that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDWomen.


Winter Newsletter

Hello friends, family and supporters!

From the coldest depths of winter, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support, and warm you up with some news of the fun things we’ve been doing lately!

Wellness Workshops at Nelson House

We are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of our fall workshop series with Nelson House.

Wellness-WorkshopsIt was an opportunity for the Nelson House team to relax and connect, and WIN would like to share our gratitude for the chance to spend time working with a group of women dedicated to supporting vulnerable women in Ottawa.

WIN will be returning to Nelson House for two follow up sessions in the spring. We look forward to meeting with them again soon!

Electronics/Cellphone Recycles Fundraiser

We are pleased to announce the launch of a fundraiser which Recycles donated cellphones, laptops, tablets, and virtually anything electronic and turns them into cash for WIN.

electronic-recyclingWe’ve partnered with two Barrhaven schools, St. Francis Xavier High School and St. Joseph High School to collect recycled items from their student populations. Parents and students at those two schools are invited to drop off cellphones and electronic goods.

Not at one of those schools? We’d like your donations too! Contact us today at 613-612-5476 to arrange for a pickup/drop-off or to receive a donation box for your workplace or community organization.

Trivia Night at Rosie’s on Bank

On January 28th we gathered for a night of fun, laughter, trivia questions, amazing food and amazing prizes.

WIN Postcard for Trivia NightA big “Thank You” to Rosie’s on Bank who graciously offered up their space for the event. Thanks also to quizmaster Gordon Smith who kept us guessing with his clever questions and musical cues.

Finally, thank you to all who supported us!

Gold Canyon for Winter

Keeping Gold-Canyoncandles burning bright is one way of warding off the winter chill! Are you running low on candles? Gold Canyon candles and accessories will keep your home warm and welcoming!

To support WIN and place your candle order today, please visit: Find Women’s Integration Network Inc. in the ‘My Mixers’ drop down menu (near the top of the page), and get ordering!

Happy shopping! 🙂

Stay in touch

You know, this is just the tip of the iceberg. We have been doing, seeing, sharing so much more in the past couple of months!

Want to stay in loop? Find us on Facebook, on Twitter, or online.

See you soon,
Women’s Integration Network Inc.

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