Women's initiatives for Safer Environments had a positive impact on me both personally and professionally.
I was fortunate enough to contribute to this agency and their amazing work, first as a student and then as an employee.
There are many agencies in Ottawa that offer support to various communities and individuals, however WISE is completely unique in Ottawa, and that's part of the joy of working with WISE.
Not only does WISE offer unique services, such as community safety audits and workshop facilitation to increase personally safety, they also participate in community groups such as WEN, that organize important awareness events throughout the city of Ottawa.
Working for WISE felt as though I was part of a family. Valerie and Elsy are some of the most wonderful people I have worked with. Their dedication to raising awareness and increasing safety for all individuals and the community is inspirational!
I learnt invaluable lessons, and continue to view spaces more inclusively, since working with WISE.