Get Involved

There are many ways for you to get involved with WINGS. Help us break the cycle of family violence:

Be a WINGS Member

Members receive our quarterly newsletter with updates about WINGS, upcoming events, and fundraisers. Membership fee is $5.00.

Donate to WINGS

Make a monetary contribution conveniently online here.

We would be happy to let you know what we currently need for in-kind donations. Please contact us at 780-426-4985 or email wings@wingsofprovidence.ca. Drop-off only, please. Thank you!

Volunteering

Currently WINGS has one onsite volunteer opening available:

Childcare – Thursday mornings, 9am – 11:30am

WINGS is searching for a committed and long term volunteer to help in our childcare each Thursday morning from 9:00am-11:30am. Volunteers will be helping childcare staff with children ages 3mos – kindergarten and must have a love for preschool children as well as have good mobility. Criminal Record and Intervention checks are required. Please contact Rhonda at funddevelopment@wingsofprovidence.ca for more information regarding the application process.

There are other ways you can help break the cycle of family violence: please follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join our mailing list to stay current on upcoming events, fundraisers, and new volunteer opportunites.

Support WINGS Events & Fundraisers

Visit our Events page to see what’s coming up. Attend our events and make sure to bring a friend!

We are always looking for companies willing to support us as sponsors and community partners. Contact us today!

Facts About Family Violence

While not all children who witness violence suffer direct physical abuse, they frequently develop long-term behavioural and psychological problems. Exposure to violence can affect children’s brain development and ability to learn, and lead to a wide range of behavioural and emotional issues such as anxiety, aggression, bullying, phobias, and insomnia.

(Child Abuse/Children Exposed to Violence Information Sheet, Alberta Children and Youth Services, October 2008. Available: http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/images/familyviolence/doc_opfvb_sheet_child_colour.pdf)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.

Women's Voices

"I am a mom living in WINGS at the moment with my beautiful kids. I came to WINGS because I was in another shelter, which was only a 21 day stay. They suggested I go to WINGS because they provide support and have programs that help with domestic abuse.

I came to Canada as an immigrant and met my spouse here. I was physically and mentally abused by my spouse. He isolated me from society. I wasn’t allowed to go to work or to school. I wasn’t even allowed to go grocery shopping or to visit family or friends.

WINGS changed that for me. They helped me to grow and showed me that I have the right to be treated as a human being. My counsellor is the best; she helps me to deal with my situation. Now I can speak; I am independent. I can drive a car and I am looking forward to going to school and work. Thanks to WINGS I can get financially stable and they have made me stronger and a more positive person. This place is a home to me and my children and I wish I could stay here forever."