Women’s Contact Society
Standing Strong: Women’s Support and Education
Information and Referral
Programs and Services
This service is for women and their families who need help connecting to any type of support or service.
Click the links below to learn more about each program.
Visit our Facebook page, where we post general information on healthy living choices, safety, gender equality, violence against women, poverty and empowerment. We also post information on our events and services.
Lunch and Learn Workshops
Each month a workshop or information session is offered on a variety of topics. Our staff provides the facilitators, and there is a gift card prize draw. Topics are women-focused and relevant to the community. Check our calendar of events for topics!
Women with Heart Award
Nominations are open each year between December 1st and February 1st. Please nominate women who are:
- Passionate for their work, career or volunteerism
- Generous of spirit
- Makes a positive impact on the community
- Advocates on behalf of those less fortunate than themselves
Nominations must be received in written form and include:
- Nominee’s name
- Contact information of both the nominee and nominator
- Essay of not less than 200 words and not more than 1000 words describing the above attributes, values, qualities and contributions.
Submit nominations to Women’s Contact Society:
PO Box 4094 Williams Lake BC V2G 2V2
Just for Fun Choir
The “Just for Fun” choir is aptly named because the goal is to have fun and feel good about yourself. Participants have formed a strong bond supporting each other through all of life’s challenges.
Purple Ribbon Campaign
For over a decade, the Women’s Contact Society has led this anti-violence campaign in the Williams Lake region to garner attention, raise awareness, and stimulate dialogue on violence against women.
The campaign is held every April.
Women’s Contact Society collaborates with the Canadian Royal Purple Society to recognize the intersection of interpersonal violence and brain injury.
Purple Thursday takes place on the 3rd Thursday in October.
Provincial Prevention of Violence Against Women Week
Taking place annually on the third week in April, This campaign supports the provincial initiative of the same name. The focus and messaging are on domestic violence and its tragic consequences, including the local context of this problem.
Information tables are set up in various venues around Williams Lake, giving people an opportunity to learn about domestic violence, engage in dialogue and, in general, increase individual and community understanding of the complex issues associated with domestic violence.
National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Also known as Red Dress Day, May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. This campaign focuses on the indigenous women and girls missing from the highway of tears as well as across turtle island and coincides with the MMIWG Red Dress campaign.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Proclaimed by the Canadian Government in acknowledgement of the anniversary of the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montreal on December 6, 1989.
Take Back the Night
Each fall, the Women’s Contact Society collaborates with other anti-violence organizations to organize and advertise an annual walk through the streets of Williams Lake. The event is designed to raise awareness and to promote safer streets and safer community.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.