Eastern Ontario Women’s Committee Donates to Local Shelter

Thanks to the work of the USW Local 9211 Women’s Committee, Maison Baldwin House, a women’s shelter in Cornwall, Ont., received a $2,000 donation from the Steelworkers last December.

The Women of Steel contribution was divided into a $1,000 donation to Maison Baldwin House, and 20 gift cards of $50 for each of the women who were staying at the shelter at the time of the committee’s donation. 

Women of Steel donate to Maison Baldwin HouseMaison Baldwin House assists women and their children in the transition from violent and abusive circumstances to a safe and secure environment and a renewed family by providing safe shelter and services. 

In addition to empowering women to make their own choices, the organization, like our union, works proactively to end violence against women in our society.

Maison Baldwin House said the Women’s Committee’s donation would go a long way, especially after the holiday season which brings extra costs. 

USW Local 9211 is an amalgamated local union representing almost 600 members – predominantly women – who work in long-term care facilities, retirement homes and a Hospital in Eastern Ontario.

Steelworkers make great neighbours!

Photo (left to right): Danielle, Maison Baldwin House Representative with USW Local 9211 Women’s Committee representatives Dyana McMahon, Sue Desbiens (Unit Chair), Carole Ayotte (Local Union Officer and Unit Steward), and Lillian Ryner (Local Union Vice-President and Unit Steward).

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