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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop-off only, please. Thank you!
WINGS has these onsite volunteer openings available
Childcare – Tuesday and Friday mornings, 9am – 11:30am
WINGS is searching for a committed and long term volunteer to help in our childcare each Tuesday and Friday 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 email@example.com 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
In 2009, 64% of those with children who experienced violence by an ex-spouse indicated that a child had seen or heard the violence.
(About Family Violence.(2015, Jan. 7). Retrieved April 10, 2015, from Government of Canada Department of Justice: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/fv-vf/about-apropos.html)
Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.
"For nearly 10 years I have dealt with an abusive cycle: being with the father of my children. I had exhausted all my options trying to leave on several occasions. Knowing what abuses were to come, it was clear I had to find another way out. I swallowed my pride and went to a women’s shelter. This was where I heard of WINGS.
At first I did not apply since I was determined to do it on my own. However a single mother with three children on income support cannot find housing at reasonable costs. With only a few days left at the women’s shelter, I applied for WINGS.
Now I have an apartment of my own and my children are safe. Having people there to help me through this transition has been most reassuring. My counsellor has been there to help me while I attain proper paperwork to help keep myself, as well as my children, safe. Breaking an abusive cycle alone has never worked out for me. Now I am more confident that I can finally be free this time.
Without WINGS I had nowhere safe to go and probably would have ended back living with my children’s father. Without my counsellors support I would have never applied for an Emergency Protective Order which was something I should have done long ago. I am excited to get my children back in a routine with a proper lifestyle. They deserve it."