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, providing essential resources to Calgarian women and their families who are facing adversity and poverty. 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 17,500 Calgarians every year, and divert over 4 million pounds of items from Calgary landfills.

WINS serves women that are fleeing domestic violence, struggling with or transitioning from homelessness, are newcomers to Canada, experiencing financial difficulty, or otherwise facing a crisis. These women and their families often fall through the cracks, so we created programs tailored specifically for them to give them the support that they need to become resilient and self-sufficient. Our approach to help women focuses on the three pillars of basic needs, emotional support, and skill building.

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

To donate to WINS or inquire about donations, please visit: www.winsyyc.ca/donate-funds



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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