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helping women and their families thrive in Calgary

Whether you donate, shop, or volunteer, you are helping transformative programs that benefit people in our Calgary community, because…

"Together, Everyone WINS" with the WINS Butterfly

Our Work

For more than three decades, Women in Need Society (WINS) has been committed to helping people in need in Calgary through our community programs that provide basic needs, emotional support, and vital resources. These programs enable individuals to build resiliency that enables them and their families to thrive. We are able to do this through revenues generated through our Thrift Stores and through the generous donations of Calgarians like you.

WINS staff accepting donations from thoughtful Calgarians


When you donate funds and goods to WINS, your donations go a long way. Both forms of donations support our cause.

A Calgarian shopping WINS unique thrift store décor

Shopping at WINS makes sustainability more affordable and meaningful! Visit our WINS Stores and More Store today.


One of the proud WINS Volunteers at our Beltline office

Become a part of the WINS family while developing friendships and doing something fun!


One of our programs people working in their office with someone using our community supports


Are you in a difficult situation and you need support to figure out what to do? Our community support is here to help.

Our Impact

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The more you donate, shop, and support WINS, the more people WIN.

A Calgarian thrifts in our wide selection of shoes

Why shop WINS?

We are Calgary’s homegrown charity social enterprise that funds our community programs and services through donations and revenues from our Thrift Stores and the More Store. So when you shop at our Stores, you directly make an impact and help us help more people in need.

Zainab stands in from of our signage that shows a portion of Retail Ready and Programs Centre

Why support WINS?

We change lives by providing barrier-free access to programs and services for women and those who identify as women. You can be a part of our cause too! Become a valued WINS volunteer, partner with us to amplify our efforts, or make a donation to support our mission. Together, we can create a positive change and uplift those in need.

Thanks to our partners!

Our accomplishments were made possible by your consistent commitment and support of our work.

The word DONATE with the WINS Butterfly in the O - Yellow
The word SHOP with the WINS Butterfly in the O - Navy
The word VOLUNTEER with the WINS Butterfly in the O - Coral
The word SUPPORT with the WINS Butterfly in the O - Green
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