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.
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.
On 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?
Then you are in luck!
To place your Christmas candle order today, please visit:
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!
See you soon,
Women’s Integration Network Inc.
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