The Women's Building
Organization profile published 1981

Publisher:  The Women's Building, Winnipeg, Canada
Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2166

Abstract:  The Women's Building was purchased from the United Church in 1978 by the Winnipeg Women's Cultural and Educational Centre. Until this time, "there were no facilities in Manitoba that provided the physical space and atmosphere for the various activities provided for and by women at little or no cost." The facility is available to women's groups concerned about women's cultural, economic, social and physical needs. Here women can work; sharing knowledge, resources and sills while acting as a support system for each other.

The building has office space, meeting and conference rooms and a stage and hall. A sound system and a physical education room. Priority for the use of the building is being given to low-income women.

Some of the groups currently working out of the building include:
(a) Committee Against Violence Towards Women which is concerned with halting all types of violence towards women;
(b) Women in Trades - women assisting other women in training or employment in the so-called "non-traditional areas;
(c) Lesbian Phone Lines and the Lesbian Mother's Defence Fund;
(d) Media, Arts, Graphics, Ideas Company (M.A.G.I.C.) which sell woman-made products;
(e) Native Women's Transition Centre - women who are working toward securing a house for native women and their children in need of temporary housing/assistance. There's also a Native Women's Advocacy Group;
(f) Women for Welfare - an advocacy group;
(g) Volunteer/Outreach Program - supports the building's program activities.

Other activities include a theatre company, a periodic newsletter, a self-defence course and plans for a women's bookstore.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.
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