Links, Events, and Other Interests
If you lost your mother at young age you have perspective and experience unknown to many other people. Consider lending your support or finding comfort yourself with a peer support group like this one in Vancouver.
Wildflower is a peer support group for women who experienced the loss of their mother (through death) in childhood or adolescence. Our vision is to provide a confidential, compassionate, and continuously enriching environment for women who experienced early mother loss. Join us for events and activities like coffee house chats, guest speakers, luncheons, writing workshops and more to: Build a consistent and reliable support network of meaningful relationships surrounding a life-long, life-altering event; Share powerful personal experience, wisdom and insights; Expand perspectives; Educate and empower through information and resource sharing; Celebrate our resilience and have fun
If you know of other organizations that would interest people using this site, please send us info on them to: info[at]mymothersstory.org
Women’s history is celebrated around the world in different ways. Here are some of the events, books and people that have caught our eye:
http://www.heroines.ca/ A great website with current links to all the resources one could ever want to research women’s history or what other people are doing to commemorate women’s lives in Canada.
http://www.herstorycafe.ca/ Lara Campbell and Jolene Cumming sponsor events in Vancouver that bring people interested in women and history together. They always have an exciting lineup of programs devised.
http://www.bcgs.ca/ British Columbia Genealogical Society. These people LOVE facts and statistics and know where to find anything you need to know about your family tree – no matter where it was planted.
http://www.theminervafoundation.ca/ Helping women help women. A great resource of women entrepreneurs and leaders who mentor and encourage other women to gain the life skills they need to make better lives for themselves and their families.
http://www.womenforwomen.org/ An international agency that helps women survivors in war rebuild their lives
http://personalhistorians.org/ These people help people record and research their family stories