The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce is a non-profit charitable organization, governed by a Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for the operation of the agency; and she is accountable to the Board. While The Women’s Centre is partially funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Ministry of Attorney General, and Grey County, we also rely on the generosity of our community to provide essential services to women and children fleeing abuse.
Women and children will live in safety regardless of their circumstances, and our community will recognize and work to eliminate abuse and violence.
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, women-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.
The agency believes in the benefits diversity brings and it recognizes that diversity of thought contributes to the formation of a strong organization.
All board, management, and staff appointments must collectively reflect the diverse nature of the environment in which TWC operates and be made on merit, in the context of the skills, experience, independence and knowledge which the organization requires to be effective. The agency is committed to ensure and maintain diversity and to diligently act to effect change.
The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce strives to remove barriers that interfere with trans-women’s active participation in programs. The agency works to create a respectful and inclusive environment for trans-women. This policy is intended to act as a positive force for equity and the elimination of transphobic oppression. For the purposes of this policy, trans-women are defined as people living and identifying as women.