We’re an all-female team at HeartPress and work with several non-profits that advocate for women’s causes. International Women’s Day was in March, but we’re always celebrating women’s causes at HeartPress PR. With movements like Me Too in the front of everyone’s minds, we thought there was no better time than now to highlight some of these incredible organizations.
The Difference Makers
Women’s causes guide these organizations’ missions. From providing career training to offering a safe haven from abuse, these BC organizations are striving to ensure that women in their communities and across the globe have access to the aid and support they need every day of their lives.
Atira Women’s Resource Society | Vancouver
Atira Women’s Resource Society is dedicated to supporting women and children affected by violence by offering safe and supportive housing and by delivering education and advocacy aimed at ending all forms of gendered violence.
Beauty Night Society | Victoria
Beauty Night builds self esteem and changes lives of women and youth living in poverty through 3 streams of programming: wellness, life skills development and makeovers. They believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of socioeconomic status.
United Girls of the World Society | Vancouver
The United Girls of the World Society’s purpose is to advance education by developing and providing workshops, seminars and other educational tools for girls and their families on issues affecting the well-being of girls. Hear about their incredible and inspiring annual G Day event below.
Vancouver Women’s Health Collective | Vancouver
The Vancouver Women’s Health Collective helps self-identified women foster health, wellness and equity through feminist approaches to advocacy, shared knowledge and low-barrier programs and services.
Bridges for Women Society | Victoria
The Bridges for Women Society is an innovative community agency inspiring women impacted by violence or abuse, to reclaim their lives and build economic stability. They serve all self-identified women and members of the LGBTQ community.
The Society for Canadian Women In Science and Technology encourages women into science, engineering and technology, and supports and promotes the education of women through programs and activities in partnership with the community.
Shelter Movers | Vancouver
Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. In collaboration with community partners, we support families transitioning to a life free of violence.
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre | Vancouver
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre has provided a safe space for women and children in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside since 1978. They provide practical support, basic necessities and hot nutritious meals to over 500 women and children daily. They also encourage women to make positive changes in their lives by connecting them to services including outreach, advocacy, wellness, recreation, housing and skills development.
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society | Victoria
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society provides shelter, support, counselling and education to women of all ages – with or without children – so that they can live free from the effects of abuse in intimate relationships. The Society strives to prevent and eliminate abuse through education, advocacy and partnerships.
Forum for Women Entrepreneurs | Vancouver
The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs educates, mentors and connects women entrepreneurs to be wildly successful, promoting strong economies and thriving communities. Their programs and events are designed to support and mentor women who are venturing into new business opportunities or ready to ramp up and grow their existing business.
Wear2Start Society | Victoria
The Wear2Start Society reduces barriers for women in need. They help women who have completed a job training program make their best impressions in job interviews and the workplace by providing them with a wardrobe. They also coordinate services like haircuts, make-up consultations, dry cleaning and clothing alterations.
Battered Women’s Support Services | Vancouver
Battered Women’s Support Services provides support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse, as well as community education and training about violence against women. Part of a global feminist anti-violence movement, their long-term goal is the elimination of all violence against women and girls.
Margaret Laurence House | Victoria
Margaret Laurence House is a community-based second stage program for women who are leaving an abusive intimate relationship and who have their children in their care at least 50% of the time. MLH provides housing, support, counselling and advocacy.
Dress for Success Vancouver | Vancouver
Dress for Success Vancouver offers a personal journey for women by matching them with career specialists, styling consultants and mentors. Their vision is a world where women have independence to strengthen their families and shape their communities.
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