SSWC Office Ad Hoc Committee
Firstly, thank you to our community of volunteers and supporters who have stepped forward to offer
encouragement as we look at our options with respect to the future home for our Centre (as the
building we lease has been identified for sale within the next few years by the Town of Lunenburg).
Some concerns were raised following our announcement in July that we may shut down and we wish to
assure everyone that this is not one of the options on the table. Second Story Women’s Centre has
served women and gender-oppressed peoples in Lunenburg and Queens Counties for almost 40 years
and it is our full intention to continue for many more.
Since our last update, we have been advised that the Town of Lunenburg has agreed to a renegotiation
of our lease for two more years with an increase in rent and utility costs. We appreciate this additional
time which will allow us to thoughtfully evaluate the way forward and to increase fundraising events
within our community over the next months to offset this budget increase.
location, we will reach out to our supporters. Should you have any further questions, please do not
hesitate to contact me or our Executive Director, Rhonda Lemire, through our main office.
Sincerely and with thanks,
Chair, Office Ad Hoc Committee/
Board Finance Officer