I volunteer as a member of the Board of Directors for Bridges for Women, a gutsty little non-profit that for more than 20 years has trained women who have been abused with life-skills, financial and employability skills. I make a difference every day by being involved. It's amazing we've survived given the funding cuts but we continue to make a difference in the lives of many.
We have an on-line training program which had to be temporarily shelved due to the cutbacks which is a crying shame. With our English, French and First Nations content we have the potential for unlimited out-reach beyond our border. We will also share our knowledge and expertise with any group wanting to start their own Bridges program. Our program is successful because it empowers women to start a new life and it works.
UPDATED: 20100430 EXCITING NEWS! We are taking the online off the shelf and back into production due to a small grant for seed money yay!
Proud History ~ Gutsy Future
"Because women have guided Bridges, they have inspired women here that they too can make a difference." A. Wells, Founder, Bridges for Women Society