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North Point Douglas Women's Centre
Areas of Expertise: Community Capacity Building, First Nations, Women
The North Point Douglas Women’s Centre was initiated as a project in 2000, sponsored by the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. At that time, the need for a women’s centre in North Point Douglas neighbourhood was identified by the community women who were brought together through development of the North Point Douglas Project for Women. The primary issues identified were the lack of resources and services in the area, poverty, and poverty-related conditions.
The North Point Douglas Project for Women was developed as and empowerment project in recognition of women’s generally unequal position in society, their unique needs, and the important role they have in planning at the community level to enhance social, economic, and environmental conditions for themselves and their families.