Happy International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, to celebrate the achievements of the past year and in honour of the impact of TEDxTheGlebeWomen, we are incredibly proud to release a video showcasing photos of the day: https://youtu.be/l2a1-V-Fizc

and share a CHUO FM broadcast re-airing three talks from TEDxTheGlebeWomen which aired at 11:00am Tuesday March 8 2016. If you missed, it you can catch it on demand shortly at http://chuo.fm/show/radio-active/

Happy International Women’s Day!

A.R.T. in Action – right here in Ottawa

A big shout out to Mailyne Briggs and A.R.T. in Action – having a safe space to explore life through art can be such a transformational experience. Check our the Indiegogo Generosity campaign and show your support!

Support ‘Free Art Workshops and Mentorships for Youth’ by donating or sharing today!

Happy New Year!

So much has happened in 2015; how did it go by so fast? As we reflect on the lessons this year has brought, and celebrate the successes achieved, here is a personal talk on Living Brave between two women who have fought hard and achieved so much through their courage and vulnerability. May it provide inspiration for the New Year as we get ready to ring the old year out, and may you be blessed with the opportunity to celebrate with friends and family. Happy New Year!


Two Roaring Successes: Swing Dance for the WIN and Algonquin Bake Sale

On November 27th, 2015 Women’s Integration Network held their 3rd annual swing dance fundraiser event, and what a success it was! Featuring the Cuppa Soup charity Dixieland swing jazz band, with an amazing performance and inspiring tap dance lesson by the Ottawa Rhythm Initiative, hosted by the Ottawa Swing Dance Society, and with a snack bar featuring Sam’s Star Treats, the energy and atmosphere of the event were amazing. Check out some of the photos taken by Scott Kelly – to remember the event if you were lucky enough to be there, or to feel the magic!

On December 7th, 2015 Women’s Integration Network held their 2nd bake sale at Algonquin College, once again featuring the cakes and cupcakes of Sam’s Star Treats, and the tasty cookie contributions of WIN volunteers. Hopefully you had a chance to come hang out with us and enjoy some delicious desserts – if not, here’s a view of what you missed to set your mouth watering!

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 www.winwomen.ca


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: https://nicswicks1111.mygc.com/?mixer=6727155. 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