HERstory: The Growing of WAWC
Whitehorse Aboriginal Women's Circle had it's founding meeting in September 2002 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2003.
Check out the details below for more information about what our organization has done over the last two decades.
Becoming and Growing: 2002-2011
As a whole, Aboriginal Women in Canada have been without a voice, both nationally and in their home communities. Eleven women met on the evening of September 18, 2002 to discuss the necessity for an Aboriginal Women’s organization in Whitehorse. At this meeting it was decided that an organization would be formed, to be named Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle, WAWC. Starting with the founding meeting in September 2002, Whitehorse Aboriginal Women have gained a voice that has lead to a significant impact for women in the community.
Much of the first years of WAWC were spent becoming a fixture in the community. The organization participated in and contributed to many community events, such as National Aboriginal Day, International Women’s Day, and others. Another key aspect of the Circle’s first years was to build community contacts and relationships with other community organizations. This meant meeting with other non-profit groups, First Nations organizations, and multiple governmental departments.
See attached document for more information about our organizations activities from 2002 to 2011.
The Next 10 Years
Check back for updates as we add the activities of WAWC from 2011 to 2021.