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SWOVA’s Programs Go Online

SWOVA’s Programs Go Online

Given the realities of the "new normal" and physical distancing, SWOVA is taking advantage of the benefits of online learning to continue to support children and youth with their social and emotional well-being. Pass-It-On Girls is currently being offered by Zoom...

Thankful & Still Elated

Thankful & Still Elated

All of us SWOVA — board, staff, and facilitators — were delighted with and very grateful for the generosity and support that 100+ Women Who Care showed SWOVA Community Development and Research Society at its February 24 meeting. As the number of nominations grow in...

We’re Rebranding!

We’re Rebranding!

SWOVA is rebranding! Since 1996, our organization’s full name has been “SWOVA Community Development and Research Society.” We continue firmly rooted in the original purposes reflected in our 1996 Constitution, but in mid-2020, we hope to announce a new name for our...

She Sheds Wanted!

She Sheds Wanted!

In late June 2020, SWOVA is once again hosting a She Shed Tour as its biennial fundraiser. She Sheds are a woman’s backyard oasis. It’s a space where women create, find sanctuary, or work on a variety of projects, pursuits, hobbies, and so on. In 2018, SWOVA’s She...

SWOVA in the News!

SWOVA in the News!

We were thrilled to see that SWOVA was featured in the current issue of Victoria's Vital Signs! Thank you to The Victoria Foundation for your support! And a huge thank you to Kate Nash and family for making the photo shoot happen over the summer!  Read Full Report We...

A Change in Executive Director

A Change in Executive Director

In May 2019, Ms. Kiran Dhingra, Executive Director of SWOVA, who had been on parental leave for the previous seven months, decided not to return to her work with SWOVA, and she has resigned her position. The members of the Board are very appreciative of Kiran’s hard...

Powerful Community Building

Powerful Community Building

To mark International Women’s Day, March 8th, SWOVA hosts a celebration dinner to honour the women in our community who are challenging barriers, demonstrating leadership, inspiring others and accomplishing positive change. International Women’s Day is celebrated in...

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