Women on the Rise x COVID 19

Our doors may be closed, and our in-person programming is suspended until it is safe to reconvene, but our staff have been working tirelessly to support our members through this pandemic.  Despite the challenges, our team has been:

  • Checking in regularly with members by phone and email, practicing active listening and emotional support.
  • Referring members to access emergency response services such as counselling and food security programs
  • Engaging families in online dance, song, and exercise programs via video platforms
  • Delivering substantial care packages including diapers, milk, and eggs directly to our member’s door.
  • Connecting women to online resources by supplying tech devices donated by the NDG community
  • Maintaining an-on call support network.  We know these are challenging times, and we work every day to combat severe isolation born from quarantine restrictions.  
  • Conducting frequent needs assessments and exploring funding opportunities to better support our members

If you are feeling overwhelmed and need someone to talk to, or would benefit from donations and food vouchers, please email us at womenontherise@bellnet.ca.  


We wish our community strength and courage to navigate this critical time!  We are deeply grateful for all essential service workers that keep us safe and supported <3

2 thoughts to “COVID-19

  • Donna

    Hello Grace , Maria , Shimul and all the beautiful Moms I had the pleasure of sharing with last fall! I would like to contribute and continue supporting you in any way I can especially during these unprecedented times ! I will never forget how resilient loving and caring you moms are in so many different ways Although I am working full time I can shift my hours around if you need help with deliveries, a phone call …. In the meantime please stay safe and healthy . I would like to make a contribution but not sure where or how since I don’t have a pay pal account. I can write a cheque and mail it or if you give me a shopping list , can buy the items you urgently need. Sending. Ritual live hugs and support ! Donna

  • Donna

    Dear Grace, Maria, Shimul and all the amazing women I had the pleasure to meet!

    The drive behind our workshops last fall was to remind each and every one of us that we are ‘never alone’ and that it is more than ‘ok’ to ask for help.
    Al though I have returned to work, sharing those several weeks with all of you has remained very close to my heart. I would like to know how I can help in these very unprecedented times (in addition to a financial donation I would like to make). Wishing you all the best until we meet (even virtually) again!


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