The team at Surrey Women’s Centre was thrilled to work with SFU students to raise awareness about violence against women on university campuses. Business students Scott, Joy, Neha and Rizwan set up booths on both Burnaby and Surrey SFU campuses, where they shared information about Surrey Women's Centre.
We had a blast at the Vancity Food Cart Festival last weekend. Thank you all so much for dropping by to say hello. Special thanks to our friends at Vancity for inviting us to join the festivities!
“Talking with the team made me realize just how detrimental the issue of violence against women and girls is," Carlisle explains. "It wasn’t until I went in person that I understood the scope and severity of this issue; that there are women and children battling for survival every day."
As an honoured guest of our Welcome Tours, you get an exclusive visit to the centre, where you can see your generous donations at work. You’ll have the chance to check out the different programs and meet our team, who are eager to show you the ropes!
I never really knew where I would end up for my co-op position. As an aspiring teacher, I was open to all possibilities, but meeting new people and listening to what they had to say was at the core of what I wanted to do.
Roll out the red carpet, because this is your glimpse into Surrey Women's Centre at Hollywood North for National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2015.
As a support worker, I’ve sat across from myself many times at the hospital. I remember my own story, and how I’ve helped other women share theirs.
My job as a Fund Developer for Surrey Women's Centre is to open the conversation around violence against women. I find myself talking nonstop about it to my friends and family. They may start off with surprise and disbelief, along with the familiar string of questions, but after a while, an interesting phenomena happens: they start opening up to me about gendered issues that they face in their everyday lives.
As we look back on National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, we would like to say a huge “thank you!” to everyone who helped make Faces of Courage such a huge success. We were overwhelmed by the encouragement and appreciation we received. You offered your time, work, and words to this project, and it couldn’t have been done without you.
The Surrey Leader has put the spotlight on our Faces of Courage: Voices for Change project. In her piece, writer Sheila Reynolds delves in to Patricia’s story and finds hope, strength and resiliency. Patricia herself found freedom from violence, and by speaking out she helped to protect others as well.
Pick up a Surrey Leader today to read more, or check it out online!