Housing for Women Book Society
presents ...

WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women's Shelter

... by Marsha Mildon    
in collaboration with the Edmonton Women Sheltering Women Committee
of Housing for Women Book Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Buy the Book!
Calendar of Events
Contact Us / Media
The Author & The Committee  
Grants & Sponsors


 > Aug26/'20 Edmonton Social Planning Council "Lunch & Learn" with WINning book
 > visit our facebook page!!
 > Grandin Media interview .

Events ...

... see CALENDAR for details ...



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WINning book on facebook  ... "like" and "share" us! check out the fun pics! 

Book summary ...

WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women's Shelter is about the early founders of one of the first women's shelters in Canada. The book tells the story of how a disparate group of women (and a few men) saw a need to help women and young girls coming to Edmonton with no place to go, and found a way to address that need through pure determination in the late 1960s/early 1970s, at a time when the concept of a women's shelter was an unknown entity.
Four of the early founders, Ardis Beaudry, Rose-Marie McCarthy, Phyllis Ellis, and Lynn Hannley, formed a committee to produce the book in conjunction with author Marsha Mildon. WINning chronicles the 50-year history (1970-2020) and the stories of the people and organizations who founded, funded, volunteered, and stayed at Edmonton Women's Shelter and the subsequent shelters, WIN House I, WIN House II, and WIN House III (Carol's House).

Book orders ...

| Order form (.pdf) | Order form (.docx) |

| For payment options and multiple copies, view the order form (above) or e-mail us. |

Book launch ...

  • new.gif Only a few books remain as of July 2021. Order direct (see above), or purchase from Audrey's Books or Daisy Chain Book Co in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Wednesday August 26, 2020 Edmonton Social Planning Council's first ever virtual "Lunch & Learn" featuring Lynn and Rose-Marie discussing the WINning book - free Zoom booktalk ; see the | poster |
  • Monday June 1, 2020 was the official "virtual" BOOK LAUNCH - visit our facebook page!!  
  • due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, a live, in-person book launch is delayed until public gatherings are permitted once again
  • poster .

Contact Us / Media ... <hfwin2020[at]>

Author & Housing for Women Book Society ...

  • Author: Marsha Mildon - writer, photographer, playwright
  • Shelter founder & long-time President of the Board: Ardis Beaudry
  • Shelter founder & Secretary of the Board: Rose-Marie McCarthy
  • Shelter founder, Board member & former Director of Alberta Women's Bureau: Phyllis Ellis
  • Shelter founder & Edmonton Social Planning Council connection: Lynn Hannley

Grants & Sponsors ...

Links ...

| Edmonton Heritage Council | The Communitas Group |
| CWL Edmonton Diocesan Council | CWL Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council | Knights of Columbus |