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Mission Statement: The Women’s Own Resource Centre’s Mission is to provide information, referrals and support to assist women in working toward their economic goals.


Vision Statement: The Women’s Own Resource Centre’s Vision is to provide women with opportunities to achieve success.


Objectives:

  • To promote women’s access to resources and opportunities
  • To promote and celebrate women’s successes
  • To support women in becoming economically independent through creating sustainable livelihoods
  • To assist with self-reliance, raise self-esteem and a positive self concept

Our Core Programs include:


Entrepreneurial Skills Training

  • A 10-week free workshop that explores self employment opportunities – the course brings you from the business concept, determines if the business will be feasible and concludes with the development of a business plan.
  • Runs twice a year (September & January) in different locations depending on demand.
  • Travel and Childcare reimbursement is available.
  • Additional support is available through 1:1 sessions with Program Manager in order to complete course, finalize business plan or apply for funding.


Life Skills Training

  • A 10-week free workshop designed to increase the personal development skills of clients including: Self-Esteem & Building Confidence; Managing Stress; Time Management & Goal Setting; Household Budgeting; Banking & Personal Finances; Interpersonal Communications; Resume Writing; Job Interviews; Local Resources & Supports.
  • Travel and childcare reimbursement is available.
  • Additional support is available through 1:1 sessions with Program Manager in order to complete course,


Almaguin Women’s Resource & Business Network (Formerly WINGS)

  • An informal networking group that meets on a monthly basis (NOT July, August, December) on the last Wednesday of the month.
  • Past topics included: Facebook 101; Smart Financial Management; Empowering Yourself with Numerology; Making the Most of First Impressions; Marketing Effectively on a Small Budget; Christmas Trade Show; Setting Personal Goals and How to Achieve Them; How Money Works.


Office Services

  • 1:1 Private Consultations – for personal or business needs
  • Extensive referral network
  • Business Services including faxing, photocopying, printing, laminating, binding, scan to email, etc..
  • Lending Library
  • Information
  • Meeting Space for Local Organizations i.e. Legal Clinic, Family Court Support
  • Resume Assistance
  • Business Plan Assistance
  • Funding Application Assistance


Other Events

  • Warm Winter Clothing Exchange
  • Christmas Food & Toy Drive
  • International Women’s Day (March 8th)
  • Annual Women In Business Trade Show
  • National Day of Remembrance (December 6th)
  • Workshops and Events as they are in demand – for example: Creating Your Future; Legal Aid Myths and Realities; Showcase Almaguin.

Women’s Own Resource Centre

105 Ottawa Avenue

P.O. Box 155

South River, ON

P0A 1X0

Phone: 705-386-9672

Fax: 705-386-7111

Toll Free: 1-888-640-8668

Open Monday – Thursday

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Program Manager – Jessica Busch – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Program Assistant – Chantal Perron MacIntosh – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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