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In 2023, we helped 25,000+ individuals in Calgary and we are just getting started.

We support potential and progress by giving people resources to thrive. A thriving individual means they have the opportunity to gain skills, build their confidence, and access to support. Our programs, services, and social enterprises allow us to help make their dreams come true.

30 Years of WINS in Calgary


Founded in 1992, the Women in Need Society (WINS) stands as a cherished thrift charity deeply rooted in the city of Calgary. Our humble origins have blossomed into a network of six thrift store locations spread across the city, along with our expanded Donation Centre. In 2020, we proudly launched the first bulk thrifting in Calgary called the More Store, and Twice New, an innovative online thrifting experience. These endeavors have allowed us to generate vital revenue to support our community programs, including House to Home, Retail Ready, Warehouse Ready, and our five Community Resource Hubs. Today, individuals from all walks of life are drawn to our social enterprises, as they recognize that their purchases and contributions have a direct, immediate impact on the lives of those in need right here in our Calgary community.

our mission

Connecting women and their families with resources to thrive

our vision

All women thriving and building resilient families

our values


Our actions match our words. We do what we say, and we say what we mean.


Diversity makes us stronger. We welcome and respect different people, perspectives, and experiences.


We are kind to people and the planet. Our actions today will impact our world tomorrow.


We are better together. Working as a team, we strive for excellence in all we do.


We imagine the possibilities. We continuously strive towards creating a greater impact.

Image by Jack Carter

Our Environmental Impact

At WINS, we are deeply committed to our environmental impact and the sustainability of our operations. Through our dedication to repurposing, recycling, and upcycling, we strive to minimize waste and maximize the positive effects in our City of Calgary and on our planet. 

We are kind to the people and the planet.Our actions today will impact our world tomorrow.

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