Improving the lives of Women and GirlsSoroptimist International of the Americas, Inc. Western Canada Region
WC Soroptimist

SI of The Tri-Cities

Club email: sitricities@soroptimist.net

Club website: www.soroptimisttricities.org

Chartered in 1999.

Soroptimist International of the Tri Cities is a dynamic and youthful club with a growing membership. We actively work to recruit members from the various cultural communities that make up the Tri Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra), so that our club will be truly representative of the larger community. 

In 2007 we initiated a four-year Homeless project, to help the homeless and other women in need in our community. We are the first organization ready to fund the cost of housing of a woman for two years through the Homes for Good Society. Our Warm Place for Women is a twice-monthly event eagerly anticipated by many of the most vulnerable women and children. We provide a hot meal, toiletries and gently-used clothing and shoes. But most of all we provide a fun social evening that allows our guests to forget their problems for a short time. 

In 2010 we are adding a new initiative, working with teen girls in partnership with PoCoMo Youth Services Society. 

We participate every year in the SIA Women’s Opportunity award, Violet Richardson award, and Ruby award.  We contribute to international projects through Soroptimist International. 

We have supported many community groups including Children of the Street Society, Pacific Post Partum Support Society, Prostitution Alternatives Counseling & Education, Glory House, West Coast Family Resources and Pregnancy Concerns.