We are the Penticton & Area Women's Centre (PAWC), a registered non-profit organization dedicated to assisting women and their families. Our goal is to help create a community that values women and men equally, offers them support, and encourages them to live to their full potential. To achieve this, we offer a number of different services.
We are first of all a resource centre for those seeking information about their community. The information we offer is on a wide variety of topics of interest, ranging from housing concerns to childcare to volunteer opportunities to employment resources, and more.
Many people who come to us seeking information are in difficult situations. For those in crisis, the Centre offers a place to be welcomed and heard, and we ensure that such people receive information on where to turn for solutions.
PAWC takes a leadership role in our community by identifying gaps in services and offering solutions to meet those shortcomings. A number of new programs in Penticton have been initiated by the Women's Centre to meet specific needs as they arise.
The Women's Centre also works for long-term social change by educating the community about women's accomplishments, and by raising awareness of the challenges women and their families can face.
Become a member of the Penticton & Area Women's Centre: It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Print the membership form,
2. Fill it out and
3. Send it to us with your payment.
As a member of the women's centre you have
voting privileges at general meetings,
receive our quarterly newsletter WomeNews by mail
and have lending privileges in our women-focused library,
but most importantly you show your support for the Women’s Centre and the people we serve.