Welcome to the Nelson and District Women’s Centre, and thanks for visiting our website! We provide a welcoming space, support, and free resources for women to learn, connect, and become empowered in their own lives and engaged in their community.
For over 40 years, we have worked to build a healthy community by playing a positive role in the lives of women and advancing gender equality. Our umbrella organization, the West Kootenay Women’s Association, is a registered charity officially incorporated in 1974. That makes the Nelson Women’s Centre the longest-running rural women’s centre in Canada! You can learn more about the history of the West Kootenay Women’s Association here.
The Women’s Centre is located in Nelson and serves the West Kootenay region. We acknowledge that this is unceded Indigenous territory belonging to the Sinixt Nation.