Okanagan College: Okanagan College Women’s Resource Centre
We believe ourselves to be part of a broader feminist movement. As such, the WRC is a space dedicated to community building and activism, where people come together to work to ensure equal and full opportunity, regardless of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, background, religion, ability, or age.
We believe that women should possess a complete range of choices and the ability to fully direct their own lives. We work to break down societal gender structures and roles and to ensure every woman’s right to reproductive freedom, freedom of sexuality, a full range of health and social services, and economic, political, and educational equality.
University of British Columbia: Students for Reproductive Rights
Our goal is to educate and empower people of all ages and genders with knowledge of reproductive health so that they can make choices that are best for their individual needs. We feel we must not only protect our right to make our own decisions, but acknowledge that for many people, access to safe and legal reproductive options is not really a “choice,” but a matter of necessary health care.
Too often, shame creates silence around this topic—we hope to help facilitate a safer and more open discussion of reproductive choice on UBC campus, and to become a strong part of Vancouver’s network of resources and choice-friendly support.
SRR is planning many exciting events this semester, including film screenings, interactive workshops, guest speakers, and of course Tea Parties for Choice! This spring, when the anti-choice group GAP (Genocide Awareness Project) comes onto our campus, SRR will stage a peaceful counter-protest that will be open to anyone who objects to GAP’s messages of hate and oppression.
Since its inception in October 2009, SRR has steadily gained members and established itself as part of the UBC community. We have received tremendous support from the UBC Womyn’s Centre and the Centre for Women and Genders Studies, for which we are extremely grateful. SRR meets every week for lively discussion and event planning, and we are always happy to see new faces!
University of Victoria- Students for Reproductive Justice
Students for Reproductive Justice (formerly Students for Choice) was started at the University of Victoria in 2009 as a club that seeks to promote and advocate for all aspects of reproductive justice. We consider this to include the right to not have children (including free and accessible contraception and abortion), the right to have children (including the right to be free from forced or coerced sterilization) and the right to parent (including the right to be free from child apprehension and the right to adoption regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation). We understand that these issues affect different populations in complex and varying ways.
In recent years, our activities have ranged from film screenings and speakers to more direct activism and resistance to anti-choice activity on campus and in the community. We have worked closely with other clubs and advocacy groups (including UVic Pride, the Anti-Violence Project, the Women’s Center and the Students of Colour Collective) on campus. We hope to contribute to a safer space on campus where students and community members can feel free from shame, judgement and oppression.
York University- Centre for Women and Trans People
The Centre for Women and Trans People is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free drop in space for all women and trans people on campus. We provide free support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, violence, health and poverty through our workshops, events, services and programming.
The Centre was founded by U of T women undergraduate students in 1986. They organized to create a safe, accessible space for all women at U of T to gather, seek support, and advocate on issues relevant to them. The Centre is a student funded, volunteer driven, non profit, campus, community organization governed by its Collective.