Women In Need Society (WINS)

we serve these populations

  • aging population
  • children and youth
  • homelessness
  • immigrant newcomers
  • indigenous communities
  • veterans
  • women

we need help with:

  • domestic violence
  • employment
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • food security
  • mental health

WINS has been a beacon of trust and hope for Calgarians in need for over 30 years. Today, we operate six thrift stores, four community resource hubs, two programs centres and a nationwide online thrift shopping enterprise. With your donations, support and help, we positively impact the lives of over 14,000 Calgarians, and provide 22,255 services.

We provide essential resources to women and their families in the Calgary community who are facing adversity, disadvantages, homelessness and poverty. This includes barrier-free access to social supports, essential basic needs, clothing, household goods and employment services.

WINS sees the problem of disparity among women in Calgary; whether women are fleeing domestic violence, living in or leaving shelters, immigrants, refugees, or are simply in crisis. These women and their families often fall through the cracks, so we created programs tailored specifically for them.

For more information on current programs available please visit: www.winsyyc.ca



Connecting women and their families with resources to thrive.


All women thriving and building resilient families.


Integrity: Our actions match our words. We do what we say, and say what we mean.

Diversity: Diversity makes us stronger. We welcome and respect different people, perspectives, and experiences.

Sustainability: We are kind to people and the planet. Our actions today impact our world tomorrow.

Collaboration: We are better together. Working as a team, we strive for excellence in all we do.

Innovation: We imagine the possibilities. We continuously strive towards a greater impact.

Are you a Calgary Foundation Fundholder?

Contact Info

Carla Gervais

Fund Development Manager

403.255.5102 ext. 246


More Info

Charity Number: #135 185 411 RR0001

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