Terrace Women’s Resource Centre
What We Do
- As a regional hub, women access services in Terrace that are not readily available in the more rural communities, including First Nations villages.
- As a resource centre, we serve the population of Terrace itself, plus those from surrounding communities.
- We promote a creative, intergenerational, and inclusive safe space for women to share knowledge and skills.
- We value the efficiencies and professional relationships developed over the years that allow us to direct women to in-house services such as Skeena Child Care Resource & Referral, or to external supports.
- Women’s Programs staff are committed to cross-training all those working with women who have experienced violence, and we are knowledgeable of other agencies protocols
Helping Women Connect to Resources
- Offer free workshops, tax support through the CVITP, tax program
- Free personal products, some baby items (toiletries)
- Computer access, tea and coffee
- Child friendly
- Open door policy
- Lending library: books on parenting, family dynamics and feminism
- Baby-changing table and quiet breastfeeding area
- Community resources
How we are funded
- Women’s Centre (Funded by Golden Spruce legacy, short-term contracts, and in-kind donations)
How we Practice/In Practice
- Acknowledgement that we operate on Tsimshian
- Reconciliation process—contribute to decolonizing framework and dismantle the systems of oppression still present in Canada
- Acknowledging White privilege and the challenges around that
- Being allies to people with disabilities, of different races, classes, genders and sexualities
- Encourage recognition and advocacy of anti-racist, anti-oppression Canadian feminism and social justice
- Embrace Diversity: Provide a variety of books, puppets, and reading resources—across races, genders and abilities.
- Embed culturally safe practices into day to day work in response to the Truth & Reconciliation
- Staff cultural awareness training ongoing
- Challenging Rape Culture