Welcome to the Nelson and District Women’s Centre! Thanks for coming by to learn more about us. The Women’s Centre provides 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 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 this is unceded Indigenous territory belonging to the Sinixt Nation.
Take a look around our site and learn about what we do, 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!