The Terrace Women’s Resource Centre Society (TWRCS) incorporated in 1979. In its more than three decades of operations, the Society acts as a feminist-based resource to women and their families throughout the community of Terrace, the surrounding regions and across Northern BC.
As a registered nonprofit Society, the TWRCS incorporates a variety of program, projects and services within its structure. The TWRCS operates through a number of structures, such as a collective, volunteer run organization, and with Board and Staff structure. Each of the Society’s program, services and projects adheres to the principles outlined in the Society’s mission statement.
The Secretary of State provided funding, and the group leased a City of Terrace building for $1/year. Eventually the Society grew to own/operate a second building across the street as a drop-in centre (The Family Place) to house two long-term programs run by the Society: Skeena Child Care Resource and One Stop Access (for family information).
A 1993 comprehensive community needs assessment had identified quality childcare as a high area of need, touching all neighborhoods and demographics but affecting women, and particularly low-income women, most often, and thus shaping TWRC’s focus on quality childcare as a women’s issue.