The Nest Egg Club

We have established the Nest Egg Club to recognize and honour those generous donors who have made provisions for a future or planned gift to WINGS through a bequest, annuity, life insurance policy or trust agreement.

All our supporters, members and individuals in the community are invited to join the Nest Egg Club by making arrangements for a legacy gift to WINGS.

What is the Laurette Braconnier Endowment Fund?

The Laurette Braconnier Endowment Fund enables donors to arrange legacy gifts to WINGS. Named in loving memory of Laurette Braconnier, former President of the Board of Directors and long-time WINGS supporter, the Laurette Braconnier Endowment Fund is managed through the Edmonton Community Foundation to provide an annual revenue stream to support our programs and services.

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.

(Canada Department of Justice: About Family Violence)

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 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 to work or to school. I wasn’t even allowed to 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 ing 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.