Who We Are

WINGS - Women In Need Growing Stronger

WINGS offers a second-stage shelter and affordable housing for women with children who have experienced family violence.

At WINGS, we address the social, psychological, and health issues affecting women and children, extending our programs inclusively to clients of all races, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

We are proud to be part of a continuum of support to women and children leaving family violence. Together, through ongoing collaboration with the family violence prevention sector, we aim to reduce and eliminate family violence.

WINGS is a non-profit organization.
CRA # – 119 300 549 RR0 001

Our Mission

To provide comprehensive transitional programs and independent living in a safe, secure, supportive, and healthy environment for women with children who have experienced family violence.

Our Vision

Women and children are empowered to live safe and independent lives within a supportive community that has zero tolerance for family violence.

Board of Directors

Cathy Jo Kickham
Ellie Merrick
Dr. Moira Walker
Dr. Alan Knowles
Sister Germaine Chalifoux
Linda Churchill
Jonathan Kitteringham
Laurette Morris
Leigh Newton
Sarah Ramsey
Tami Wetmore
Dr. Cynthia Zutter

Women's Voices

"Being able to get into WINGS changed my life and my son’s life too. We are safe from my ex-spouse. I have learned to heal and grow. I have learned to let go of things I can’t change. I have learned to forgive myself and my ex. I have grown stronger. WINGS is a life saver for me.

The counsellors are great and very helpful. I look forward to going to group; to know you are not alone and that other women have been in similar situations. My son loves daycare; all the other kids to play with and develop friendships.

The province really needs programs like this and more of them. The shelters are full. It is easy to say, not my problem - until it happens to you or someone you know, like your Mom, Aunt, Niece, Sister, or Friend. It is devastating to families and we all need help up."