Kootenay Boundary

Nelson Women’s Centre

At the Nelson and District Women’s Centre, we provide a welcoming space, support, and free resources for women to learn, connect, and become empowered in their own lives and engaged in their community.

For over 40 years, the Nelson and District Women’s Centre has worked to build healthy community by playing a positive role in the lives of women and families and advancing gender equality. Our umbrella organization, the West Kootenay Women’s Association, is a registered charity founded in 1972. That makes the Nelson Women’s Centre the longest-running rural women’s centre in Canada! To learn more about the history of the West Kootenay Women’s Association and the Women’s Centre, click here.

The Women’s Centre is located in Nelson and serves the West Kootenay region. We acknowledge that the Women’s Centre is located on unceded Indigenous territory belonging to the Sinixt Nation.

Take a look around our site and learn about what we do at the Women’s Centre, and how you can get involved!