Happy November! We’re looking forward to another great month of activity at Fort Garry Women’s Centre. But before we move into net month’s details, let’s take a quick October recap. Last month’s events included:

  • Legal Clinic facilitated by an associate from Mitousis Lemieux Howard Law Corporation
  • Learning event: Self Esteem Workshop (In Honour Of: The Day Of The Girl)
  • Learning Event: Building Confidence In The Workplace
  • Learning Events: Stress Management 1 & 2

Did you know that November is Domestic Violence Awareness month in Manitoba? From the Government of Manitoba’s Stop The Violence website:

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Manitoba

For confidential help and information on domestic violence, call 1-877-977-0007 or TTY 1-888-987-2829.

If you know or suspect that a family member or friend is living with family violence, help take action by:

Letting them know that the abuse is NOT their fault. Being supportive and listen. Letting them know there is help available and help them find resources. Not giving up on them, even if they are not accepting of help at first.

What is Domestic or Family Violence?

Family violence is actual or threatened physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial abuse directed toward a family member.

It includes intimate partner abuse, as well as abuse that is directed to others in a family relationship.

An intimate relationship can be between people who are married, living together, dating, separated or divorced.

Violence can happen in any family and affects women and men of all ages, cultures, income levels, religions, professions and abilities.

Without help, abusive relationships only get WORSE.

Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre continues to thrive and to offer excellent services to women in our community. How can you help us spread the word about FGWRC? Share this information with family, friends and colleagues who may be able to benefit from our services.

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Our Outreach location, at 104-3100 Pembina Highway continues to book Drop-In Appointments.

We continue to offer as many programs and services in person as is possible. (Following all recommended protocols.) As of mid-September everyone is required to wear masks in all of the Centre’s public spaces. This includes the front reception area, library, hallways, etc.

  • Coffee, tea, and water will not be available
  • There is no access to the office washrooms

Workshops & Events

~ November Workshops Facilitated on Zoom ~

(there is no charge to attend workshops)

Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

Tuesday, November 10  |   1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  |  Via Zoom

Presented by Anjie Valgardsen  |  MANTRA Inc. (The Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance)

FGWRC will be welcoming The Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance (MANTRA) in a Zoom session on “Thinking About Quitting?”. The afternoon presentation features information about the health risks of smoking and vaping, ways to quit, information on online peer support groups, and the opportunity to ask any questions you may have to a certified tobacco educator and cessation counsellor. Tune in!

Space is limited – Pre registration is required by calling (204) 477-1123. This is a women only event.

Getting Unstuck – Changing Conflict Patterns

Tuesday, November 17  |   10:00 am – 11:00 am  |  Via Zoom

Presented by Kriz Cruzado and Jasmine Schulz  |  Mediation Services Winnipeg

Conflict can be intimidating, not to mention draining. It’s easy to get caught up in negative patterns with those we love or work with, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Come learn how to change your conflict patterns by shifting your perspective and approach. We’ll begin to explore how you can influence the outcome of difficult conversations.

Space is limited – Pre registration is required by calling (204) 477-1123. This is a women only event.

Balancing Hormones Naturally

Wednesday November 18   |   10:00 am – 11:00 am   |   Via Zoom

Presented by Dr. Janice Fyfe-Graydon, ND  | The Nature Doctors

In this webinar we will discuss some of the key steps and tools for balancing your hormones naturally as you progress through one of life’s greatest hormonal shifts.  Topics including proper nutrition, lifestyle habits, and other resources will be explored.

Space is limited – Pre registration is required by calling (204) 477-1123. This is a women only event.

There is no charge for FGWRC Workshops

Coping With COVID – Group Session

Tuesdays in November  |  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  |  Via Zoom

Many of us are experiencing a variety of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and in need of some additional support, we hope that you can join us for a 4-week counselling group (via zoom).

We’ll discuss the many ways that the pandemic has impacted our lives and how to cope with these changes.

(There is no charge for these women-only sessions.)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – 1:00-2:30pm

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – 1:00-2:30pm

Tuesday, November 17, 2020- 1:00-2:30pm

Tuesday, November 24, 2020- 1:00-2:30pm

Please call (204) 477-1123 to register!

Legal Consultation Clinic

Friday, November 20, 2020

Offering FREE legal consultation (Up to 30 minutes) for women who have legal questions or concerns in the area of:

– Family Law

– Poverty Law (issues relating to social assistance,

MPI, Pension benefits, housing, and WCB claims)

– Human rights and equality rights

– Employment law, including wrongful dismissal

– personal injury and;

– Other general litigation matters

Until we are able to hold in-person legal clinics, we will be offering scheduled appointments. These appointments will be facilitated as either a zoom call, or a telephone call.

The legal consultation clinic is designed only for women who have not dealt with a lawyer.  Lawyers will provide legal information – not advice. Consultation information may also be conducted at the discretion of the lawyer.

If you would like to participate in this, you can choose which type of call you would prefer, and you can also choose to participate from your own home (or car or what have you), or we can set you up in a private room at Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre. Pre registration is required by calling (204) 477-1123.

These services are free. Women only.

For more information on programs visit www.fgwrc.ca or call (204) 477-1123

Monetary donations can be made onsite or via our Support Us page on our website FGWRC Charitable #108082389RR0001

For more information about our programs or services, please visit www.fgwrc.ca or call (204) 477-1123.

FGWRC is a scent-sensitive environment.