About Nanaimo Women's Centre
Nanaimo Women's Centre is operated by the Nanaimo Women's Resources Society. The Centre is an agency committed to respectful and inclusive participation regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, religion and sexual orientation.
Nanaimo Women’s Centre is passionately creating a healthier community by working to strengthen women and families.
We work within a feminist non-discriminatory framework.
We promote the equality of women. We believe that equality begins in the mind; we focus on moving ideas into action.
We are committed to forging links, local and global, that promote rights and equality of women.
We work to create public awareness and respond to women’s issues.
We maintain the right to advocate for social and political change.
We provide skills, programs, resources and services to better equip women for making decisions in their lives.
We maintain a safe and supportive environment for women.
We believe in being accessible and responsive to our community.
We value building and maintaining partnerships with other community organizations
The Nanaimo Women’s Centre is committed to diversity throughout the agency. It works continually to reduce barriers or obstacles and to create an environment that promotes inclusion, acceptance and participation without regard to ethnicity, ancestry, age, socio-economic background, religion, sexual orientation, family status, or disability. We offer criteria free low barrier/harm reduction services. Individual differences are respected and valued. To ensure our services are free of barriers, fair and equitable treatment applies to all aspects of employment including but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, training and development, promotion, compensation, benefits, termination and the work environment. Standard practices are compliant with applicable Canadian Human Rights legislation.
Access to Service
The Nanaimo Women’s Centre welcomes any person who identifies as female to access services, volunteer and work at the centre, this includes any self indentified women who are transgendered or intersex. Transgendered and intersex women will have the same rights to a safe, respectful, non discriminatory, and non-judgmental environment as all other clients in the centre. The transgendered or intersex status of clients will be kept confidential unless given direct permission from the individual. The Nanaimo Women’s Centre is also a Safe Harbour location.
The Nanaimo Women’s Centre is a safe place for all those who use it. Any behavior that compromises the safety and wellbeing of those using the centre is unacceptable.