Press Release – Malala Statement

Women’s Integration Network Inc. stands with Malala on Malala Day

Malala Statement – July 14, 2014

In October of 2012, Malala Yousafzai, advocate for the universal right to education for girls, boarded a bus bound for school in Pakistan only to be shot, along with two other girls, by the Taliban.

She has since recovered and continues to be a fierce advocate for the right to education for all.

On her sixteenth birthday, July 12, 2013, Malala delivered her first public speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Today, July 14, marks the celebration of Malala Day. Today is a day for all children, all people to raise their voices to be heard.

“I raise my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” (Malala Yousaf zai)

We stand with Malala.

Together we are saying that we are stronger than the enemies of education. We are stronger than fear, hatred, and poverty.

We believe in the empowerment of women and children. We also believe that one person can evolve as a human being through body, mind, heart, and soul to effect change; that knowledge is power; that with persistence and determination one can overcome all obstacles; that, given consistent support, all people can achieve self-­‐ empowerment; and that daily small actions will and do evolve to create larger change.

“The road to equality is long, but we will succeed if we walk it together.” (Malala Yousafzai)

Join us in raising your voice.

“Persistence and determination will overcome all obstacles. Given consistent support all women can achieve self- empowerment.” (Women’s Integration Network)

To learn more about Malala and Malala Day, check out www.malala.org.

Press Release – Great Glebe Garage Sale

Local not-for-profit participates in Great Glebe Garage Sale

PR – Great Glebe Garage Sale – June 1 2014

Kicking off a summer of incredible events, Women’s Integration Network Inc. participated in the infamous Great Glebe Garage Sale on Saturday, May 23 for the second year. As with all of the organization’s past events, this Sale became about more than financial support of the organization.

The organization’s participation in the Garage Sale was made possible through the generous donations of a number of supporters.
Throughout the day, organization members were honoured to meet a number of new supporters. Sharing the organization’s vision, passing out #mywishforher campaign cards, and engaging the public was part of the wider, huge success of the day.
For those who missed the Great Glebe Garage Sale but still wish to support the organization, they are encouraged to check out the online auction currently happening over on the WIN Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WomensIntegrationNetwork). While going through the donations, the organization found a number of items that they couldn’t bear to part with so easily! Which can only mean good things for their supporters.

Founded in 2012, WIN 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 they are developing programs and initiating research to promote awareness of the challenges faced by vulnerable women in Canada. Their vision is to facilitate an environment that is conducive to supporting women to achieve self- empowerment.
At its core, WIN Inc. seeks to develop a mentoring program that will offer women in Ottawa volunteer opportunities to support other women to develop social networks; to introduce alternatives, choices, and resources; and to support cultural differences.

Press Release – Online Auction

Local not-for-profit announces online auction fundraiser

PR – Online Auction – May 25

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Women’s Integration Network Inc. (WIN), has once again participated in the Great Glebe Garage Sale on Saturday, May 24. As they sorted their donations the organization has discovered some incredible finds – some of which they can’t bear to part with so quickly!
Which can only mean good things for WIN’s online supporters!

The organization is excited to announce that it has launched an online auction through their popular Facebook page at 11pm on Wednesday, May 21.
For those who wish to participate in the auction, sneak peeks, full details, and pictures will be posted throughout the week. All information can be found by searching Women’s Integration Network Inc. – WIN (www.facebook.com/WomensIntegrationNetwork).

Founded in 2012 WIN is an innovative collaborative community initiative currently based in Ottawa, Ontario. Gathering together experts in the fields of social work, therapy, research, and project management they are developing programs and initiating research to promote awareness of the challenges faced by vulnerable women in Canada. Their vision is to facilitate an environment that will be conducive to enabling women to achieve self-empowerment.
At its core, WIN seeks to develop a mentoring program that will offer women in Ottawa volunteer opportunities to support other women to develop social networks; to introduce alternatives, choices, and resources; and to support cultural differences.

Press Release – Hintonburg Fabric Market

Women’s Integration Network Inc. joins in on the Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market

PR – Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market – May 8

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Representatives of Women’s Integration Network Inc. joined in on the Third Annual Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market this past Saturday. Held at the Hintonburg Community Centre on Wellington, the sale brings together local businesses, craft enthusiasts, and fabric collectors from across the city to support a number of great causes.

WIN Inc. has been the recipient of a variety of generous, anonymous, and life-honouring donations of fabric over the past year. The fabric has been available for purchase at various garage sales, online sales, and local businesses.

The Hintonbburg Fabric Flea Market provided WIN Inc. with an opportunity to connect and share the organization’s vision with craft-enthusiasts and fabric collectors alike, as well as notable community members including Yasir Naqvi, Provincial Liberal Candidate.

Up next for the organization is the Great Glebe Garage Sale on Saturday, May 24. Participating in this infamous Ottawa institution, the organization is not only hosting a multi-family garage sale but will also have their extensive fabric collection for sale. To join in on the fun, visit 422 Third Avenue (corner of Bronson and Third).

Founded in 2012 WIN 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 they are developing programs and initiating research to promote awareness of the challenges faced by vulnerable women in Canada. Their vision is to facilitate an environment that is conducive to supporting women to achieve self- empowerment.

At its core, WIN Inc. seeks to develop a mentoring program that will offer women in Ottawa volunteer opportunities to support other women to develop social networks; to introduce alternatives, choices, and resources; and to support cultural differences.

To stay informed about upcoming events, to find out more about the organization, or to make a donation you can find WIN Inc. online (www.winwomen.ca), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/womensintegrationnetwork), or on Twitter (@win_women)

Press Release – Jamaica Trip – April 2014

Local not-for-profit celebrates fruitful trip to Jamaica, Women’s Integration Network Inc.

Press Release – Jamaica – April 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Local not-for-profit, Women’s Integration Network Inc., has arrived home after a fruitful week-long trip to Jamaica earlier in April. While the group visited the Caribbean nation for a wide variety of reasons, they have come home celebrating burgeoning partnerships.

Early in the week, representatives of WIN Inc. met with representatives of Woman Inc., the only crisis centre and shelter in Jamaica, to discuss developing an international platform for women’s empowerment.

Later in the week, the fruitful meetings continued as WIN Inc. met with representatives of the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work and the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of West Indies, Mona Campus to begin dialogues for an international collaboration .

The organization is developing partnerships as they begin to launch an international forum on women’s empowerment, discussing empowering women to overcome their own perceptions of vulnerability.

Enjoying their stay at the Mystic Ridge Resort, WIN Inc. also relished in visits to Strawberry Hill, Jamaica Inn, and Passages to India.

Things have not stopped since arriving home, as the organization continues to plan for meetings with local organizations and for a variety of upcoming fundraisers.

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, they are developing programs and initiating research to promote awareness of the challenges faced by vulnerable women in Canada.

To learn more about the organization and its upcoming events, you can find them online:
www.winwomen.ca
www.facebook.com/WomensIntegrationNetwork
www.twitter.ca/win_women

Press Release – My Wish For Her – March 2014

Local not-for-profit celebrates International Women’s Day with launch of photo campaign, #mywishforher

Press Release – My Wish For Her – March 2014

For immediate release – Local not-for-profit, Women’s Integration Network Inc. (WIN), continues to grow while encouraging residents of Ottawa to think big with the launch of their new photo campaign, #mywishforher. The campaign launch also serves to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate this year’s theme: inspiring change.

The campaign seeks to use social media for good and to inspire change, calling on people to tweet photos of their deepest wishes, desires, and hopes for the vulnerable women in their life to @win_women using the hashtag #mywishforher.

WIN challenges Ottawa residents to think of the people in their life, recognizing that we all know women. The women in our lives come from all walks of life – representing a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Yet, we all know a woman who feels vulnerable – a woman that is struggling to connect with her own power and sense of self. It is these women that the organization challenges participants to think about.

What desires, wishes, and hopes do you hold for her?
What do you wish for her to experience?

Represent those desires, wishes, and hopes in photographic form, sending it to the organization.

The organization plans to use the photos for an awareness campaign, building a public photo display on the web and in their office space.

Celebrated internationally since 1911, International Women’s Day strives to both celebrate social, political, and economic achievements of women world-wide and to give focus to the areas that still require action. Each year participants from around the world are encouraged to celebrate according to a theme. 2014 marks the year of inspiring change.

Those that do not have Twitter and wish to contribute to the campaign, are encouraged to email their photos to info@womensintegrationnetwork.org. To keep track of the campaign, follow the organization on Facebook (www.facebook.com/womensintegrationnetwork), on Twitter (@win_women), or online (www.winwomen.ca).

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, they are developing programs and initiating research to promote awareness of the challenges faced by vulnerable women in Canada.