News from Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre is a non-profit, community based, feminist organization. Their mission is to create and advocate for safe and supportive environments so that women can fully engage in their lives and communities.

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January 30: Community information session, Thunder Bay: Proposed Changes to Social Assistance

A discussion of recently proposed changes to social assistance and what these changes would mean for people receiving OW and ODSP.

Posted:
January 18, 2019

December 4: Role of the lawyer in the Office of the Children's Lawyer, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Waverley Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay P7B 1A9

To reserve a seat: Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 or gfb@nwowc.org

This session will focus on the role of the Lawyer in the OCL. No need to have attended Part 1 to participate in this session.

Posted:
November 28, 2018

November 29: Free Community Information Session on Access to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday November 29, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

Registration: Registration is required. To reserve a seat: (807) 345-7802 or gfb@nwowc.org

Topics to be covered include: getting legal advice or representation and free/low-cost options in the community, LAO's eligibility requirements, and more.

Posted:
November 21, 2018

October 25: Community Information Session in Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre (Trade Room), 132 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to a FREE community information session on The Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL).

Posted:
October 15, 2018

May 10: Information session on trauma informed responses within the criminal justice system, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday May 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay

Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 / e: gfb@nwowc.org

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre and the Cross-Over Youth Committee of Thunder Bay invites you to a FREE community information session.

Posted:
April 24, 2018

April 11: Community Information Session on Federal Credits and Benefits, Thunder Bay

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St., Thunder Bay

Canada Child Benefit and the Child Disability Benefit, benefits after separation or divorce, issues with the CRA's review process, and more.

Posted:
March 29, 2018

December 18: Violence Against Older Women

When: Monday, December 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Thunder Bay 55+ Centre, meeting room, 700 River Street, Thunder Bay P7A 3S6

Some of the topics to be covered: What is elder abuse? Recognizing unhealthy relationships, what to do if you suspect abuse, supporting women whether they stay in abusive relationships or not.

Posted:
December 06, 2017

November 30: Addressing Sexual Violence Presentation, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Waverley Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, P7B 1A9

For more information or to reserve a seat: Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre, 184 Camelot Street, 807.345.7819; or nowcproject@tbaytel.net; or 807-345-7802

This is an opportunity for front-line workers and general community members to talk about how to address and end sexual violence.

Posted:
November 16, 2017

November 7: Advocate or Adversary? Understanding your Lawyer's Role, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay P7B 1A9

This information session is free and open to all members of the community, registration required.

Posted:
October 26, 2017

June 28: Family Mediation in the Context of Violence

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This community information session is FREE and open to ALL – but please reserve a seat.

Posted:
June 16, 2017

May 11: Information session on Steps to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This information session features Rebecca Stulberg, Steps to Justice project manager, and is intended for service providers and community advocates. Reservations required.

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April 26, 2017

May 4: Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St S., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7

The topic of this presentation is, "Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay: How a new approach to the Criminal Justice System could improve outcomes for women & their families."

Posted:
April 19, 2017

January 30: Information session on Harassment in the Workplace, Thunder Bay

When: Monday, January 30, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium,  285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to their information session, Harassment in the Workplace, Bill 132, Ontario's Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation.

Posted:
January 17, 2017

December 12: Access to housing in the context of domestic violence

When: Monday, December 12, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium,  285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

RSVP to reserve a seat: 345-7802 or goodfoodbox@tbaytel.net

The purpose of this session is to discuss the Special Priority Policy (SPP) and the new Portable Housing Benefit (PHB) as it applies to women leaving abusive partners.

Posted:
November 30, 2016

November 7 & November 21: Legal Options After Sexual Assault, Thunder Bay

When: Part I: Monday, November 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - noon; Part II: Monday, November 21, 2016, 9 a.m. - noon

Where: Elevate NWO, 102-106 Cumberland St. N., Thunder Bay

Reservations: (807) 345-7802 or goodfoodbox@tbaytel.net

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre in Thunder Bay invites you to their free information session for service providers and women in the community.

Posted:
October 27, 2016

May 3: The Criminalization of Women

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to an upcoming community information session to recognize Elizabeth Fry Week 2016.

Posted:
April 19, 2016

April 27: Information session on Protection Orders

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St S., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to an upcoming community information session on Protection Orders: Staying Safe when Dealing with Violence or Harassment.

Posted:
April 14, 2016

February 25: Device safety 101: Safety Information for Women to Prevent Electronic Harassment

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Thunder Bay, exact location will be given upon registration

This session is for women who are being harassed by way of their electronic devices, or people working with women who are being harassed.

Posted:
February 17, 2016

December 8: The Canada Child Tax Benefit & The Ontario Child Benefit (CCTB & OCB), Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday December 8, 2015 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Waverly Auditorium (inside Waverly Library), 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

Reservations & information: (807) 345-7802, goodfoodbox@tbaytel.net, or stop by the Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre, 184 Camelot St., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to a free community information session on the Canada Child Tax Benefit & the Ontario Child Benefit, presented by Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic.

Posted:
November 25, 2015

November 5: Information Session on Topic of Women Charged with Domestic Violence

When: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Sign-in/Coffee 12:45-1 p.m.)

Where: Waverly Auditorium (inside Waverly Library), 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This Thunder Bay event is a free information session open to all members of the community.

Posted:
October 27, 2015