VOW’s new location at 7 Labatt Place
Sandra Ruch is a new member at 7 Labatt Place renting a small, private office space at our building. She works for the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW), a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
If you haven’t met Sandra just yet, here’s a short interview with her.
Sandra is the blond woman in the middle holding the sign.
1. So, Sandra, what are you doing at 7 Labatt Place? Please tell us about your organization and your work!
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace has been around since 1960. Our mission is to provide a means for women to exercise responsibility for the promotion of world peace and justice, through education of themselves and others to take an equal part in the democratic process of decision making; and to cooperate with women throughout the world to create the mutual respect and understanding necessary for the peaceful resolution of international conflict.
2. What kind of advice would you give to someone, who wants to start their own business/organization?
I would tell someone to choose something they believe in, something they are passionate about and then no matter how much work is involved, you will have the energy and the desire to do it.
3. Let’s talk a little bit about you. Just tell us some fun facts about Sandra Ruch!
I am a new grandmother and that is the most fun ever! I am an activist committed to peace and justice. Being the coordinator of Canadian Voice of Women is an ideal position for me personally.
4. What do you like about office space rental Toronto at 7 Labatt Place?
This is an amazing location for our organization – we all love the shared space. It is wonderful to have a place for our volunteers to drop by, work on a project, have a meeting and share ideas. I love our bright and airy office and the convenient location – just a few minutes from both the Dundas and the Queen Streetcars. Fabulous!!!
5. Do you have suggestions/ambitions/ideas to make this building an even better working and community environment?
I am hoping that other not for profit organizations will take advantage of this huge building. I would like to see bicycle racks on Labatt Avenue and recycle bins throughout the building and hopefully – composting as well.
Great, thanks a lot for this interview and see you around at 7 Labatt Place 🙂