The LUWC recognizes the diversity and uniqueness of ALL women. The Centre is run by volunteers who, working as a collective, have equal voices in the decisions and policies made within the Centre. We aim to work, congregate and think in unprejudiced and non-oppressive manners.
We are a not-for-profit service offered at Laurentian University whose mission is to provide information, peer support, referrals, education, and to sensitize and create awareness of women's issues as we work towards a more egalitarian environment for students, staff, and faculty.
Who We Are
The goal of the Women's Centre is to educate, sensitize and create awareness of women's issues and to work towards a more egalitarian environment for students and staff. This is done through social events, open forums, protests, fundraisers, film presentations workshops and seminars. The Laurentian Women's Centre reaches out to all students and faculty to work in the eradication of harassment, discrimination, violence and racism.
More About Us
The Centre provides resources and referrals and offers a safe, comfortable environment for all women identified people, to seek solutions and make informed choices. The Women's Centre works to promote healthy lifestyles and choices for all women in the Laurentian community. This is provided through our women's only space located in room P-222 of the Parker Building. In this space, all women are invited to have tea or coffee, microwave their lunches, host discussion groups, care for their children, or just hang out and meet other women. Though counselling is not currently offered through our Centre, we are able to facilitate appointments with Counselling Services at Laurentian University. It is a Laurentian University Women's Centre goal to offer active listening and trauma informed care training to volunteers in the future.
The LU Women's Centre has an extensive array of free resources, including a resource room, on almost any woman-related topic and then some. If we don't have what you're looking for, we'll do our best to help you find it!
You are welcome to borrow any of the books and movies available in the resource room!
The LUWC is passionate about being involved in campaigns and initiatives concerning women's issues.
We have volunteer representatives who attend and participate in meetings to represent and share the voice of the LUWC collective at Laurentian University.
As a Centre, we are a part of:
Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Office (EDHRO)/ Le Bureau de l’équité, de la diversité et des droits de la personne (BEDDP)
Laurentian University's Presidential Advisory Committee on the Status of Gender Equity
We also value our community partners and strive to continue to be involved in community events and initiatives.
Our Place in the Community
The Women's Centre is always seeking new, active volunteers to help keep the centre open, update resources, join in on collective decisions, promote and support Centre events and campaigns amongst other things!