Women's Centre of Calgary Blog:

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

25 years ago, the United Nations’ General Assembly passed a resolution which established October 17th as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, the theme is: “A Path towards peaceful and inclusive … Read More

International Day of the Girl (#ClaimYourPlace)

International Day of the Girl is celebrated every October 11th. This year, Status of Women Canada has announced a Day of the Girl theme of “Claim Your Place,” with the idea that girls of all … Read More

How You Can VOTE in the Upcoming Municipal Election

On October 16, 2017 Calgarians will be going to the polls to elect their mayor, their city councillor and their school board trustee.  This is an incredibly significant election as municipal politics, and the services … Read More

Why you should vote in the municipal and school board elections

With the municipal election fast approaching, people sometimes wonder why they should vote: “What’s the point? Does my vote matter? What does city government do for me anyway?” These are common questions around election cycles. … Read More

Annie Gale: The First Woman on Calgary City Council

“The time will come, I honestly and firmly believe, when women will be equally represented with men on all government boards and councils. The viewpoint of women is essential.” –Alderman Annie Gale  Hannah (Annie) Gale, … Read More