The Sudbury Women's Centre offers a wide variety of FREE programs designed to assist women in our community.
Click on a link below to learn more about a specific program.
Healthy Relationships and Boundaries for Women
Healthy Relationships and Boundaries for Women is a series of 2 hour ONLINE workshops that looks at building healthy relationships through a self-compassion lens. This is and interactive workshop that talks about recognizing feelings and actions and the impact that has on our relationships.
An ongoing program hosted every Monday and Thursday, which allows women to partake in small sewing projects to encourage development and strengthening of both skills and relationships. Attendees will have the opportunity to exercise their abilities and creativity with the assistance of volunteer instructors and with a large assortment of material options.
Self-Compassion for Women
This self-compassion workshop is a series of 3 hour workshops held once a month which uses group exercises, learning materials, and literature to assist women in learning the importance of self-compassion and showing one’s self-kindness as well as how to identify and communicate one’s feelings and build emotional resiliency.
My Sister's Closet
Women can pick up gently used clothing, footwear and accessories for themselves and their children. All items in the closet are $1/item or free for our clients. Items include; work & casual clothes, dress & casual shoes and purses, infant & children’s’ clothing, boots and shoes.
Safety Plan Workshops
Leaving an abusive relationship can be very dangerous, that’s why it’s important for victims to work with agencies and create a safety plan.
Staff work one-on-one with clients to address their own personal needs.
Recognizing Domestic Violence Workshops
2 hour domestic violence presentations that cover topics about domestic violence, such as:
Understanding Domestic Abuse- Addressing Myths,
What is Domestic Abuse?,
Types of Abuse.
A New Beginning
This teaches women how to re-enter the workforce, important pre-employment preparation, how to write a resume and cover letter, and preparing for a successful interview.
Women Helped Since 2018
Home & Basic Needs Items Given Out Since 2018
Clothing Items Given Out Since 2018
Employees on Staff
We offer a safe place to support women in their journey in getting from where they are now to where they want to be. We offer the tools, resources and support to help and promote women’s status and well-being.
We are a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing information, referral, and support services to women who have been impacted by violence and/or difficult life circumstances. Our Centre offer key tools and resources that assist women in addressing issues of systematic discrimination and violence. We are committed to serving the needs of women in our community. To create and maintain a safe environment that is inclusive and respectful of diversity.
SUDBURY WOMEN’S CENTER
A part of Sudbury Womens’ lives. Supporting them to thrive!
We support women to reclaim their self-worth and thrive, through access to: Basic Needs, Resources, Services & Education.
We value the success of our clients through a community approach. Where every individual matters.
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The Sudbury Women's Centre has helped me a great deal with programs and workshops. I would recommend it to anyone.
``I went to the Woman's Centre. Their programs are really good; they empowered me to go forward. I am happy, very happy. Thank you! Thank you Sudbury Women's Centre!``
``Sudbury Women's Centre has been the best to help me with all my needs. Especially during COVID.``
``I completed a 4-month placement for my 2nd year placement for Social Work Program at The Sudbury Women's Centre. I felt so welcomed and learned great things. These women are amazing and The Sudbury Women's Centre is the place to go if you need empowerment, encouragement, help with what life throws at you or even a place to visit. The Sudbury Women's Centre is filled with compassion and hard work.``
Jessica CCollege Placement Student
``The Women's Centre saved my sanity. I suffered a traumatic experience in 2017. A friend told me about this cool place for women and this place has always made me feel like family!``
``The Women's Centre has been great for my mental health.``
``This Centre is absolutely great. When my family moved North, I got something for everyone for the winter plus toiletries. I hope that I will be able to give back someday so that other families can experience the warmth here. Thank you all for everything.``
``I have been coming here for 5+ years and to my daughters and I, it is essential. We love the programs especially My Sister’s Closet. For a single mom, this is a true blessing.``
``It helps a lot with hygiene and clothing that I cannot purchase at retail cost. Also with faxing and using the computer. Everyone here is excellent!``
``It's been a wonderful journey of support, inspiration and encouragement, hope for the future. And a sense of belonging to a loving community of love and family.``
``My experience with the Women's Centre has been amazing. I have used the closet many times for clothing for myself and my children. I also come monthly to get hygiene products.``
``Sudbury Women's Centre has been very helpful and wonderful to my family and I. Always responsive and ready to help. Thanks so much for being there.``
``I’m a senior with lowered pension cooking for myself and a friend. I love the closet! It helps a lot. I love this place.``
``SWC has amazing community programs for families and women in need.``
``Sudbury Women's Centre helps me in getting basic needs to keep me standing, and helps my family to meet some of their needs. I really appreciate every bit of it. Thank you.``
``SWC offers great friendly service for people who need help at times like this.``
``I am so grateful for this organization, and My Sister’s Closet clothing for my kids.``
``I was homeless and although the facility was by appointment only the Women's Centre allowed me to look for clothes and shoes, because all I had was tattered and worn. I love how welcoming all the staff are and am looking forward to taking programming.``
``My experience with the Women's Centre is the staff are always welcoming and very nice. Love it! Great Job! Keep up the good work! :)``
``They help me with clothes and food also, this is a nice group, and I think this group is good for all women and families.``
``SWC has great programs to help with socialization, clothing, education, and jobs.``
``I'm on Old Age and getting small cheques. This really helps out.``
``The Sudbury Women's Centre has helped my girls and me immensely by providing us monthly personal hygiene products. We were also blessed to get clothing items, underwear, socks and slippers. The staff treat us with respect and are always kind to us on each visit. We are deeply grateful for the food drive. God bless the Centre.``