Together, we can improve the health of women of colour and indigenous women in Canada.
If you are passionate about helping improve the lives of indigenous women and women of colour in Canada, support us! If you have the skills or expertise it takes to solve for this issue, volunteer with us. Your support will go towards supporting our monthly events, resources, and programs.
How to donate
You can make a donation online on Paypal, using a credit or debit card. You can also send us an interac e-transfer payment to our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our Work
Perceived social isolation is associated with negative health outcomes. SNIWWOC creates "support networks" by bringing indigenous women and women of color together using the commonality of our lived experiences. We believe that it is important to create networks of support and reducing the isolation that women of colour and indigenous women face in Victoria, BC.
Immigrant women aged 25 or older are less likely to self-rate their overall health as very good or excellent compared with the Canadian-born. Source. Indigenous women experience a disproportionately high rate of sexually transmitted infections, reproductive tract infections, teenage pregnancies, and sexual violence. Source
According to Amnesty International, Indigenous women were nearly three times more likely than non-Indigenous women to report being a victim of a violent crime; this was true regardless of whether the violence was perpetrated by a stranger or by a spouse.
Thank you for your generous support:
Employment & Social Development Canada
Greater Victoria Public Library
Hide & Seek Coffee
Gordon Neighborhood House
Quadra Village Community Centre
Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC)
Filipino Bayanihan Community Center
Canadian Council for Refugees
University of Victoria Third Space (formerly The Women's Center)
University of Victoria Pride Society
University of Victoria Students of Colour Collective
University of Victoria Women's Studies Department
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG)
Inter-cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)
Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Center Society (VIRCS)
Wet Coast Burlesque