Women's Centre

Our programs, services & events are for all women. Everyone is welcome in our centre!

Please see below for our regular programming that takes place in our centre. We are constantly hosting and inviting different programs and events into our centre that may not be a part of our regular schedule! Please contact our Program Coordinator and see if there are any upcoming programs or events that may be of interest to you at 896-3484 extension 203!

Programs & Services
 

Women Helping Women

Women may make donations of personal hygiene products that we distribute to other women in need. We prefer scent free products, and accept soap, hand/body lotion, deodorant, etc. We also accept and distribute diapers, baby wipes and other baby products. See the full list of products on our Donations page.

If you know of women who are having difficulty making ends meet each month, please let them know that this program is available. Contact Martina at 896-3484 ext 203 and make an appointment to talk about how we can help.

This program is currently supporting over 500 women and their children, as well as students, seniors, single parents and families in emergency situations.

 

Craft Group

Our Women's Centre hosts a craft group that is either a step by step class (painting, beading, etc) or a time for you to come in a work on a project you may have at home and socialize with other women! Please contact our Program Coordinator at 896-3484 extension 203 for more details.

 

AA Women's Group

Alcoholics Anonymous Women's Group takes place every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM. All women are welcome to attend!

 

Breast Feeding Support

La Leche League Canada - Labrador Group

Pregnant women, nursing moms, grandmothers, sisters and babies/toddlers are all welcome! Snacks will be provided and books are available for loan.

If you'd like to get monthly email updates on the Labrador group meetings please get in touch.

For additional info please contact Jodi:
709-899-0550
lllc.jodi@gmail.com

or

Martina Lavallee
709-896-3484 ext. 203
coordinator@mokamiwomen.ca

 

Technology Desk

Please visit our centre if you would like to make use of our public computer, print off documents, send a fax, or just check your social media!

Events
 

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Read more at https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

Each year the Mokami Status of Women Council organizes events for International Women's Day, including luncheons with guest speakers and discussion panels. Contact us to find out what's planned for this year.

 

REDress Project

In 2010, Jamie Black, a Metis artist from Winnipeg, created The REDress Project. She collected red dresses from the community with a vision to hang them in public spaces to create a visual reminder of the women who are no longer present. "The empty red dress really evokes the absence of these women but it also marks the absence of these women so we can't forget that they're gone," said Black. Since the start of her project she has collected hundreds of donated red dresses that have since been displayed in public spaces across the country. The red garments have been exhibited everywhere from university campuses to Canada's Museum for Human Rights.

This provocative public exhibit depicts a visual reminder of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls. Mokami Status of Women Council and other partnering agencies in Upper Lake Melville take part in the project each year during February, Violence Prevention Month, and display the dresses in public areas in Upper Lake Melville. Contact our Program Coordinator, 896-3484 extension 203, to get involved in the Dress Hanging Ceremony.

 
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