About Us

A photo of a woman embracing her child with the text "A safe place for women and their children" overlaid.The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization that is governed by a Board of Directors, who is elected by the Membership. The Executive Director is responsible for the operation of the Centre; and she is accountable to the Board. The Women’s Centre receives funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Grey County Housing, through various donations and fundraising efforts.

Vision

Women and children will live in safety regardless of their circumstances, and our community will recognize and work to eliminate abuse and violence.

 

Mission

The Women’s Centre is a safer place for women and children.

We are innovative, caring leaders in providing secure shelter, crisis intervention, safety planning, counselling and transition services for women and children affected by abuse in Grey and Bruce Counties.

We support women and children as they build safe and sustainable lives free from abuse and violence.

We are experienced in providing accessible, woman-centred and compassionate services. We are committed to accountability, self-evaluation and ethical practices.

We share our own expertise and welcome the expertise of others in our community to address the complex factors that perpetuate abuse and violence.

We are committed to mobilizing our community to uphold and advance equality, self-determination and the elimination of violence. We can only achieve this through cultivation of partnerships with others who share these values.


Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s operations according to policies and our strategic directions. She is the link between Board, Management and Staff, and represents the agency in the community and to our funders.

Contact Heather Fowler
519-376-0755 ext. 200
heatherf@thewomenscentre.org


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of experienced volunteers with leadership skills related to law, finance, social services, property management, education, and other areas of expertise.  Board members help set the strategic direction of the organization and are accountable for the organizations finances, as well as, developing and approving policy.

Board of Directors 2019-2020

Chair:  Debbie McKague
Vice Chair: Natalie Barber
Treasurer: Michelle Stewart
Executive Director/Secretary: Heather Fowler
Directors: Christine Stewart, Terri Hope, Miranda Miller

Please contact Heather Fowler, Executive Director by email if you are interested in serving on the Board.


Fund Development and Funding Resources

The Women’s Centre receives funding from the following sources:

  • The Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • Grey County Housing
  • Private and Corporate Donations
  • Fundraising and Special Events

Interested in making a donation or finding out more about our fundraising and special events?

Contact: Fund Development & Communications Team, 519-376-0755 ext. 103 or email.