Victoria Women In Need Community Cooperative (WIN) is an enterprising, not-for-profit community service cooperative that meets social goals through business ventures, and is 100% self-funded. Originally as a Society, and since 2006 as a Cooperative, WIN has been supporting women in the community for over 28 years.
WIN operates 5 resale shops in Victoria and Langford. The revenue from WIN’s shops, together with financial donations, covers the entire cost of running the nonprofit cooperative and funds their five empowerment programs for women.
WIN’s programs are there for women along each step of their journey. Each year, WIN supports over one thousand women along their journey between crisis, financial self-sufficiency and wellness:
In 2018, WIN was able to:
– Support 453 women through their Crisis and Referral Program,
– Provide 532 Gift Certificates valued at $39,538 through 16 partner organizations,
– Provide 70 New Starts so that women leaving transition houses could set up their new homes for themselves and their families,
– Provide 32 Self Sufficiency Bursaries totalling $27,805 supporting women to pursue further education, to develop a small business or to embark upon another practical solution that has a significant step along their journey to financial self sufficiency, and finally,
– Have 16 women join the Transformations Program
In 2019, the cooperative was recognized as Non-Profit of the Year, by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and also received the Royal Roads University’s Chancellor Community Recognition Award.
When you shop and volunteer at, and donate to WIN, you are supporting the health of the community. WIN sells as well as accepts donations of clothing for all ages and genders, accessories, shoes, jewelry, vintage items, toys, books, collectibles, household and more.
WIN Resale Shops are located in Victoria BC and Langford BC:
785 Pandora Ave – Mon-Sat 10am-6pm | Sun 11am-4pm
1803 Cook St – Mon-Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm
160-174 Wilson St – Mon-Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm
129-735 Goldstream Ave – Mon-Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm
To learn more about WIN, please visit us at: