Posted on March 7, 2017

My Nana, Maria Catroppa, showed me courage, resilience and unconditional love in the face of adversity.

Today I’m sharing her story with you to show that extraordinary things can happen when everyday women – like my Nana - have the courage to stand up for what’s right.

Posted on January 4, 2017

Surrey Women’s Centre is accepting limited registrations for Pap test for early detection of cervical cancer, and digital mammography for early detection of breast cancer. Eligible women residents of BC will be screened on January 4, 2017 at the centre in Whalley, in collaboration with the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) and the Embrace Clinic (Fraser Health Authority). For inquiries, contact Ritu Guglani at 778-387-3056 or

Posted on December 16, 2016

Women and children fleeing violence, like Sierra, often times leave their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
And the holidays can be an especially hard time for them.
But you can make the holidays special again!

Posted on December 6, 2016

"You're women", you're going to be engineers. You're all a bunch of feminists. I hate feminists."
Marc Lepine's words before he shot and killed 14 female engineering students at l'École Polytechnique in Montreal.

Posted on November 15, 2016

Our team is growing and we're looking for support workers to join our team in a number of positions. Visit to learn more.

Posted on November 15, 2016

In this state-of-the-art vehicle, women are able to step onto the mobile coach and have their screening mammogram right in the coach, making for a more comfortable and private experience. They have a reception area, dressing area, and mammography examination room. The vehicles are also equipped with a wheelchair lift.

Posted on November 14, 2016

Close to 100 women who could not afford to buy a bra this month were helped by Supportive Start pop-up bra shop and Surrey Women’s Centre. Every woman was treated with dignity and respect and left properly fitted and a lot more comfortable.

Posted on October 7, 2016

I'm buying a bracelet this year in honour of my Nana, Maria Catroppa. November 24 will be the 7 year anniversary of the night her life was taken. Buy this beautiful bracelet today as an early Christmas present and help raise awareness around domestic violence.

Posted on September 28, 2016

It is clear to see that during her short life, Maple touched many lives. Now that she is gone, she continues to touch the lives of people she has never met.

Posted on August 5, 2016

“I had no scratches, no bruises, no skin under my fingernails from fighting back. My assailant was my new boyfriend, who told me he loved me, and I had willingly gone to his house after school to make out, for a second time.“