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
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.
"Being able to get into WINGS changed my life and my son’s life too. We are safe from my ex-spouse. I have learned to heal and grow. I have learned to let go of things I can’t change. I have learned to forgive myself and my ex. I have grown stronger. WINGS is a life saver for me.
The counsellors are great and very helpful. I look forward to going to group; to know you are not alone and that other women have been in similar situations. My son loves daycare; all the other kids to play with and develop friendships.
The province really needs programs like this and more of them. The shelters are full. It is easy to say, not my problem - until it happens to you or someone you know, like your Mom, Aunt, Niece, Sister, or Friend. It is devastating to families and we all need help up."