Welcome to the Nelson and District Women’s Centre, thank you for your interest in learning more about us! At the Nelson and District Women’s Centre, 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, the Nelson and District Womenâ€™s Centre has worked to build healthy community by playing a positive role in the lives of women and families and advancing gender equality. Our umbrella organization, the West Kootenay Womenâ€™s Association, is a registered charity founded in 1972. That makes the Nelson Womenâ€™s Centre the longest-running rural womenâ€™s centre in Canada! To learn more about the history of the West Kootenay Women’s Association and the Women’s Centre, click here.
The Womenâ€™s Centre is located in Nelson and serves the West Kootenay region. We acknowledge that the Womenâ€™s Centre is located on unceded Indigenous territory belonging to the Sinixt Nation.
Take a look around our site and learn about what we do at the Women’s Centre, and how you can get involved!
If you, too, believe that a strong and healthy community is one in which women feel supported, empowered, valued, and heard, you can have a profound impact by clicking this donation link and supporting the Women’s Centre. Thank you for your generosity and your commitment!