A new vision for Women’s Place

Women’s Place sets course for financial independence

Women’s Place Kenora is going into business and believes its new executive director has the right combination of commercial and social skills to lead its collective to greater independence.

Colette Surovy’s education in business administration and non-profit management, plus experience with Saakaate House and as a founding member of both the Kenora Women’s Action Network and the Kenora Resource Team is a recipe for the new direction the centre will be taking.

Hand-in-hand with the women who use the centre, Women’s Place intends to create a social enterprise that will function as a non-profit corporation to gain independence for funding

“Right now, we’re at a crossroads. We had a visioning in January and out of that visioning came through that we want to be independent of funding. We want to be able to steer this ship in the direction we want to steer it in without having to constantly be beholden to funders and what they’re wanting. We’re always going to need the funding, I know that, but we’re looking at other avenues.”