Ralph Connor House is a meeting place and event centre that fosters the work of people committed to education, social justice, human rights, music and literature.
The house was built for Reverend Charles Gordon and his family in 1914. They occupied the house until shortly after his death in 1937.
Since 1939, Ralph Connor House has been home to the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg. The Club supports the advancement of education and social and civic reform. Over the years, it has hosted many illustrious and fascinating visitors at Ralph Connor House - among them Dr. Margaret Mead, the noted American cultural anthropologist - and more recently, Canada’s Governor General, Michaëlle Jean.
The Club also uses Ralph Connor House to offer non-credit courses in cooperation with the University of Manitoba. Provision for childcare has made these courses very popular, by allowing women with children an opportunity to continue to learning.
More recently, the Club has worked in association with Creative Retirement Manitoba to share and exchange expertise in many areas. As part of its Outreach Program, the Club has offered workshops under the title of “The Lives and Contributions of Aboriginal Women of Manitoba: Women Working for Change”.
The House is also available to other organizations, with over 50 other community groups using the House on an annual basis.