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The Women's Centre aims to create a positive and safe space for students of all genders, with a special focus on women and trans folks. Our volunteers are trained to provide peer support with an intersectional lens and can help connect you with resources about sexual health, healthy relationships, mental health, and more. We're here to listen, support, and help connect students with other resources within the university and the community. 

The Women's Centre aims to provide a female-positive and supportive environment on campus for all women and trans* folks. We’re run by dedicated student volunteers that help create a safe space for everyone. We hold workshops, events, film screenings, and campaigns to educate on various issues through an intersectional feminist lens. 

The Centre provides students with sexual health resources such as condoms, pads and pregnancy tests. We have peer support hours where students can drop by for support on any and all issues. The Women’s Centre also has an extensive library of over 900 books that cover a variety of topics surrounding all women and trans women including plays, poetry, queer theory, indigenous, philosophy/religion/spirituality and employment/education/economy! Subscriptions to magazines such as Bitch and Herizons are available. Make sure to stop by the Centre and come visit us! 

We pride ourselves on being intersectional and providing a safe space for students to go; everyone is welcome at the Women's Centre! 

Get updates on what we’re up to @uwwomenscentre on Instagram! 

Women's Centre representative talking to students at outdoor open house tent

Peer Support

Fall Term Peer Support Hours 

Monday to Friday 12:00pm - 4:00pm (In-Person Office Hours) and Monday to Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm (Online via Microsoft Teams) 
 

These hours start on September 20th, 2021. 

 
To request an appointment, please follow the link below to access the peer support form. 
https://wusa.ca/services/wusa-peer-support 

 

Please note that if you are going to office hours on campus, you will need to follow the University COVID-19 Guidelines and our volunteers will ask to see your green checkmark for the COVID-19 Self-Check. 

Incident Report Form

Have you experienced any issue you want us to know about? Fill in this Incident Report Form to let us know.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about gender and feminist issues? Enjoy working with a team to plan events and helping others? Apply to volunteer with The Women's Centre! Applications will be available on Leads  External Link.

Another way to get involved is to submit to our annual March publication, Voices. Please e-mail literature.wc@wusa.ca for more information or to submit artistic pieces.

Meetings & Events

Check the events calendar, or The Women’s Centre Facebook Page  External Link for upcoming events.

Resources

UWaterloo Community

Waterloo Region Community

Canadian Universities’ Women’s Centres

Feminist Websites

Media

Activism & Issues

Violence Against Women

History & Biographies

Women Writers

Women In Art & Entertainment

Women's Health & Sexuality

Women In Science & Technology

Women In Sport

Other

Library Database

We have over one thousand titles in the collection, and that number continues to grow. You can search through the collection by coming into the Centre during office hours to check-out the material. Currently we provide a two-week loan period to anyone who wishes to check out a book. You will be asked to provide: a student ID or government issued photo ID, student number, phone number, address, faculty and email. Once you are entered into our database as a borrower please ensure that each time you check material out your information is up-to-date.

Women's Centre Executives

Need to contact any of the Women's Centre executives? This is where you'll find their contact information!

literature.wc@wusa.ca
If you have book/pamphlet/zine recommendations, have ideas for discussions nights or speakers, have writing or art you'd like to submit to Voices use this email!

social.wc@wusa.ca
If you have event ideas or speaker recommendations, have event comments or criticisms, would like to partner with us on an event, reach out to us!

marketing.wc@wusa.ca
If you have marketing ideas, love or hate our social media presence, want us to share or discuss a particular piece of media or issue using social media, want to know how to find us on Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, don’t hesitate to reach out!

workshops.wc@wusa.ca
If you have ideas for educational events or campaigns, have workshops or seminars you would like us to offer/attend let us know!

internal.wc@wusa.ca
If you want to be a volunteer, are a volunteer and are going to miss a shift, or find the centre is missing a certain resource (condoms, lube, pregnancy tests, etc.) let us know!

advocacy.wc@wusa.ca

If you have any stories or experiences of being marginalized in society or have any ideas on events, socials, or panels that raise awareness of these injustices reach out to us!

womenscentre@wusa.ca
Contact us if you have any general inquiries or comments (including criticisms!), want to work on an advocacy campaign, would like to partner on an event, would like to book a peer support session, would like to know what Women's Centre is (and/or where it is), have anything else you feel like emailing us about.

Contact

Student Life Centre
Room 2101

200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
519-888-4567 x33457
womenscentre@wusa.ca