Free Goods Referral Program

Often a woman’s first contact with WINS is through the Free Goods Referral Program (FGRP). Women coming out of crisis situations, transitioning to housing, newcomers to Canada or those who have fallen on difficult times gain access to basic needs items available through our thrift retail stores.

Over 70 community agencies refer vulnerable women and their families to WINS for basic needs support. We provide women the ability to shop at any of our four thrift store locations for herself and her family.

Knowing that a lack of transportation presents a huge barrier for women in need WINS goes the extra mile delivering larger household items free of charge so families can quickly transform their house into a home.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please note: The Free Goods Referral Program Office is closed on all Statutory Holidays.

Referring Partner Agencies

If you are looking for a referral to WINS Free Goods Referral Program, please contact any of our partner agencies below.

Please note: Partnership may be department specific, please call for more information.

Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
Accessible Housing Society
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Alberta Health Services
Alcove Addiction Recovery for Women
The Alex
Alpha House
Aspen Family
Aventa Addiction Treatment for Women
Awo Taan Healing Lodge
Bethany Care Society
The Brenda Strafford Society
Bowwest Community Resource Centre
Calgary Area Parole (Correction Service Canada)
Calgary Association of Self Help
Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Calgary Drop In & Rehab Centre
Calgary Foothills PCN
Calgary Immigrant Education Society
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
Calgary John Howard Society
Calgary Keys to Recovery Society
Calgary Police Service
Calgary Region – Child and Family Services
Calgary SCOPE Society

Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society
Calgary Sexual Health Centre
Calgary West Central Primary Care Network
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Canadian Mental Health Association
Centre Accueil Nouveaux Arrivants Francophones – CANAF
Carya
Catholic Family Service
Centre for Newcomers
Children’s Cottage Society
City of Calgary – Community & Neighbourhood Services: City Links Program
Closer to Home Community Services
Connections Counselling
CUPS
Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society
Eastside Victory Outreach
Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary
Families Matter
Foothills Medical Centre (Unit 24/ – Allied Health Services)
Highbanks Society
HIV Community Link
Hull Services
Inn From The Cold
Jewish Family Service Calgary
Kerby Centre
Legal Aid Alberta

McMan Youth, Family & Community Services Association
Metis Calgary Family Services
Mosaic Primary Care Network
The Mustard Seed
The North Central Family Support Program
North East Family Connections
Oxford House Foundation of Canada
Peter Lougheed Centre
Riel Institute for Education and Learning
Rockyview Hospital
Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary
Rowan House Emergency Shelter
SE Calgary Community Resource Centre
Servants Anonymous Society
Sonshine Community Services
South Health Campus
Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society
SouthWest Communities Resource Centre
Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre
The Salvation Army
TsuuT’ina Nation
WCG Services: Employ Me Calgary
Wheatland Crisis Society
Women In Need Society – Family Resource Centres
YWCA of Calgary