The Women’s Contact Society exists to provide support and services to all women and girls that improves their quality of life and empowers them to change ideas, laws and situations that denies equality in Williams Lake and area.
Empower women and girls in all areas of their life.
Women’s Contact Society’s values are: equality, leadership, fairness, respect, honesty, inclusiveness, accountability, dependability and trustworthiness.
We believe women have the right to have control of their life.
Welcomes women of all ages, abilities, sexual orientation, cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.
“Our focus is on women. Our concern is for everyone.”
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
Board of Directors
Alison Sutherland Mann
The Board of Directors meet monthly and operates on a consensus model.
The Women’s Contact Society is a non-profit society registered in 1982 under the Society Act, Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Province of British Columbia.
The Society is a place for all women, whatever their status, age, or lifestyle. We operate according to the principle of feminism: women have the right to be full and equal members of society.
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
We are closing early during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Membership and Governance
Our membership is approximately one hundred (100); the society is governed by a board of directors using the consensus model. Membership fee is a sliding scale from $2-$20.
One of the primary objectives of the Women’s Contact Society is to provide an information and resource centre for all women, regardless of their age, race, religion or political beliefs.
In order to reach this objective the Society has taken a Pro-Choice stand regarding pregnancy, which means that the decision must lie with the individual.
The Society is prepared to offer information regarding all alternatives, but does not try to influence the decision of the individual. The Society will also offer support and friendship to each and every woman regardless of the choice she makes.
The Society is open to all women regardless of their thoughts and beliefs on the subject, but there is no room within the Society for women who will condemn others for their opinions or their choices.
The Women’s Contact Society respectfully acknowledges that our office space resides on T’exelcemc territory and that we also have the privilege of living, working and playing on the traditional territories of the Tsi Deldel (Redstone/Alexis Creek), Tl’etinqox (Anaham), Stewecem’c Xqut’tem (Canoe Creek, Dog Creek), Esk’etemc (Alkali), Xat’sull (Soda Creek, Deep Creek), ?Esdilagh (Alexandria), Yunesit’in (Stone), Tl’esqox (Toosey), Ulkatcho (Anahim), T’exelc (Sugar Cane), Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah), Tsilhoqot’in (Williams Lake), Nuxalk (Bella Coola), Heiltsuk (Bella Bella) and Kitasoo/Xai’xais (Klemtu), peoples.
Daycare Manager/ Office Coordinator
Office Coordinator/Art Workshop Facilitator
CCRR Child Care Consultant
Community Connections/Job Readiness Program Coordinator
Women’s Counsellor and Advocate
Family Law Advocacy Program
Legal Advocacy Program
Emergency Contact Numbers
|Williams Lake RCMP||1 (250) 392-6211|
|Hospital||1 (250) 392-4411|
|Emergency Shelter||1 (250) 398-6821|
|Transition House||1 (250) 398-5658|
|RCMP Victims Services||1 (250) 392-8709|
|Victims Link BC||1 (800) 563-0808|
|Aboriginal Victim Services||1 (250) 305-2350|
|Alexis Creek Victim Services||1 (250) 394-4011|
|Anahim Lake Victim Services||1 (250) 742-3237|
|Crisis & Counselling Toll Free||1 (888) 353-2273|
|Family & Sexual Violence Victim Support Service||1 (250) 398-8220 ext. 2005|
|Stopping the Violence Outreach||1 (250) 392-1000 ext. 220|
|Women’s Counseling||1 (250) 392-4118|
|Street Nurse||1 (250) 305-9645|
|Alexander Health Station||1 (250) 747-2255|
|Alexis Creek Health Station||1 (250) 394-4313|
|Esketemc Health Station||1 (250) 400-5651|
|Tl’etinqox-T’in Health Station||1 (250) 394-4240|
|Tsq’escenemc||1 (250) 397-2717|
|Canoe Creek Health Station||1 (250) 459-7749|
|Dog Creek Health Station||1 (250) 440-5822|
|Nemiah Health Station||1 (250) 394-7020|
|Tŝideldel Health Station||1 (250) 481-1133|
|Soda Creek Health Station||1 (250) 989-2355|
|Ulkatcho Nurse Station||1 (250) 742-3305|
|Ulkatcho Anahim Health Station||1 (250) 742-2090|
|Williams Lake First Nations Health Station||1 (250) 396-3532|
|Tl’esqox Health Station||1 (250) 659-5655|
|TRU Health Centre||1 (250) 392-8033|
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