$1,857 for Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis

February 16, 2022

fundraiser-gwwicWe are happy to announce a donation of $1,857 to Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis which includes proceeds from our Brave Noise Pale Ale as well as the Queen of Craft Grisette with Pomegranate. This donation adds to the over $45,000 that we’ve raised over the years to support the vitally important work they do to provide resources and support to women in our community.

In early December, the Queen of Craft crew hosted a release party for the Queen of Craft Grisette with Pomegranate, with 50 cents from each can allocated to the donation. This beer created and brewed by the Queen of Craft team was a huge success which featured artwork by Kitchener-based illustrator Trisha Abe

Keep your eyes peeled for this year's Queen of Craft program tickets to go on sale soon, and help support the cause while learning more about beer from women-identifying folks who simply love the craft beer community and strive to make it more equitable and inclusive.  

Brave Noise is a global collaboration with a big goal: to foster a safe and discrimination-free beer industry. As part of this collaboration we made our Code of Conduct public and encouraged our staff to review and utilize this document if any issues arise in the workplace. We also invited Jensen Williams, Public Educator at GWWIC, to speak to our staff about gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace. 100% of the profits from our Brave Noise Pale Ale went towards our donation to GWWIC. 

Recently, there has been a spotlight on incidents of sexual harassment and violence within the Ontario craft beer industry. It’s been a difficult but important and vital conversation for our industry to have. Here at Wellington, we are working to maintain a physically safe and emotionally healthy workplace for all, and continue to support those who are underrepresented in craft beer. Initiatives like these recent fundraisers, our ongoing Queen of Craft beer education program, and fundraising beer releases like our Nothing Civil IPA and Sunshine Blonde Ale for Guelph Pride, are all helping raise awareness and money for important community initiatives. We’ve also taken some steps internally by setting up a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and strengthening our existing Human Resources procedures with our new Code of Conduct. These steps are just a few of the ways that we’re working to help contribute to a more equitable, inclusive, and safe craft beer industry. 

Thanks for helping support these great fundraising initiatives. cheers!