Who We Are

WINGS - Women In Need Growing Stronger

WINGS offers a second-stage shelter and affordable housing for women with children who have experienced family violence.

At WINGS, we address the social, psychological, and health issues affecting women and children, extending our programs inclusively to clients of all races, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

We are proud to be part of a continuum of support to women and children leaving family violence. Together, through ongoing collaboration with the family violence prevention sector, we aim to reduce and eliminate family violence.

WINGS is a non-profit organization.
CRA # – 119 300 549 RR0 001

Our Mission

To provide comprehensive transitional programs and independent living in a safe, secure, supportive, and healthy environment for women with children who have experienced family violence.

Our Vision

Women and children are empowered to live safe and independent lives within a supportive community that has zero tolerance for family violence.

Board of Directors

Cathy Jo Kickham
Ellie Merrick
Leigh Newton
Dr. Moira Walker
Marta Burns
Sister Germaine Chalifoux
Linda Churchill
Katie Clackson
Jonathan Kitteringham
Nicholas Leong
Laurette Morris
Heidi Watson
Tami Wetmore
Dr. Cynthia Zutter

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."