Fall Newsletter

Hello friends, family and supporters!

As the harvest season is upon us, and many of us have recently gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support, and tell you about some of the fun things we’ve been doing this fall!

WIN at the ABSW Conference

In September, our President presented at the Association of Black Social Workers’ conference “Moving Forward: Pathways to Culturally Competent Practice with African Canadians” which took place on September 24-27 2014 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

WIN at the ABSW Conference

In a presentation titled “Black Women in Canada: the Effects of Oppression”, Ms. Pamela Henry engaged an audience that filled the room to overflowing. The reaction was overwhelming – all those who participated, including high schools students, social workers and academics, were inspired by and proud of the unique perspective on racism in Canada and the implications for personal empowerment. The experience of attending the conference was intense, informative and rewarding for the WIN members who attended.

Wellness Workshops at Nelson House

We are proud to announce that this fall also brings the start of our wellness workshop series for Nelson House staff.

WIN-Fall-Newsletter-2On Tuesday October 7th, we gathered for a workshop focused on art, self-awareness, connection and creativity. It 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.

The workshop series will continue throughout the fall.

Gold Canyon for Christmas

Now’s your chance to get your Christmas candle order – Gold Canyon candles and accessories make great gifts, and you’ll need a few of your own to create that holiday atmosphere!

Want to make sure that your order also benefits a local not for profit organization?

WIN-Fall-Newsletter-3Then you are in luck!

To place your Christmas candle order today, please visit:

https://nicswicks1111.mygc.com/Home.

Once you have made your selections, open your cart and enter 6427870 in the box on the bottom left, then click the Apply to Mixer button!

Don’t forget to place your order by December 1st, in order to be sure of getting your candles in time for Christmas!

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 the loop? Find us on Facebook, on Twitter, or online.

See you soon,
Women’s Integration Network Inc.

Printable version of Fall Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Hello Friends, Family & Supporters,

We hope this finds you well. Summer has certainly arrived with a bang! And it has kept us hopping.

Our International Visitors

In June, we welcomed Dundeen Ferguson, President of Woman Inc. (http://womanincja.org) based in Jamaica. The meeting provided us with an opportunity to continue a dialogue that was started during our visit to Jamaica in April of 2014. We are working together to develop an international platform on women’s empowerment. We had the incredible opportunity to share best practices and learning from the two organizations followed by a delicious meal.

In July, we attended a public talk by Prem Rawat at the Sony Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Speaking of change, self-awareness, and peace, Prem’s presence was profound. Prem and his organization, Words of Peace (http://www.wopg.org/en/), share the conviction that peace is a human necessity, that real peace is possible, and that it begins with each of us.

Stand Up for WIN 2.0

On Wednesday July 23rd we had another amazing night at Absolute Comedy. Our supporters came together to enjoy laughter and good company.

The night began with a competition between 5 local amateur comics, with hilarious interludes by MC Rick Currie – and then it really took off when headliner Olivia Arrington took the stage. She brought the house down, keeping everybody in absolute stitches! Thank you to all who attended.

Swing Dance for the WIN

Join us, in partnership with CUPPA SOUP, for a fabulous evening of live swing music and dancing on August 16th at the Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Road, Ottawa), in support of vulnerable women in Canada. Introductory swing dance lesson at 6:30p, dancing starts at 7:30pm. All proceeds will support the Women’s Integration Network Inc.

Guests are invited to turn out in their best vintage style and compete for prizes for best dressed, as well as show off their moves for a social dancing competition!

$15 in advance, $20 at the door ($10/15 for students)

Tickets available at www.winwomen.ca.

Gold Canyon Online Candle Party

Been thinking about ordering some more candles? Want to make sure that your order also benefits a local organization?  Then you are in luck! Our Online Candle Party continues.

To place your candle order today, please visit: https://nicswicks1111.mygc.com/Home. Find Women’s Integration Network Inc. in the ‘My Mixers’ drop down menu (near the top of the page), and get ordering!

Happy shopping! 🙂

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.

Printable version of Summer Newsletter

Press Release – Dundeen & Prem

Women’s Integration Network Inc. celebrates summer with visits from two international visitors

Dundeen and Prem – PR – July 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE – Local not-for- profit, Women’s Integration Network Inc. celebrates Summer 2014 with visits from two international visitors.

In June, the organization welcomed Dundeen Ferguson, President of Woman Inc. based in Jamaica in June. The meeting provided the organization with an opportunity to continue a dialogue that was started during their visit to Jamaica in April of 2014.

The organizations are working together to develop an international platform on women’s empowerment. Ms. Ferguson and representatives of Women’s Integration Network Inc. spent the afternoon sharing best practices and learning from the two organizations followed by a delicious meal.

Women’s Integration Network Inc. is looking forward to continuing to develop and strengthen the partnership between the two organizations.

Woman Inc. is a non-­‐governmental organization formed in 1984 committed to strengthening the position of Jamaican women through providing support services, public education, & advocating for legislative changes.

In July, representatives of Women’s Integration Network Inc. attended a public talk by Prem Rawat at the Sony Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Speaking of change, self-awareness, and peace, Prem’s presence was profound.

Sharing a message of peace has been Prem Rawat’s life work. Beginning at the age of 4, Prem has addressed audiences around the world sharing his profound truths and self-awareness.

Prem and his organization, Words of Peace, share the conviction that peace is a human necessity, that real peace is possible, and that it begins with each of us.

To learn more about Woman Inc. you can visit them at their brand new website:  http://womanincja.org

To learn more about Prem Rawat and his organization, you can visit their website:
http://www.wopg.org/en/