Covid-19 Response

Updated/edited March 17: Due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19, and effective immediately, the Women’s Centre will be closed to the public indefinitely. We will be available by phone only beginning Monday, March 23 from 9:30am-3:30pm Mondays-Thursdays. We will communicate information about the Women’s Centre as it becomes available. If you are in need …

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Women Improve Their Communities Through Leadership with Women Lead YYC

Women Lead YYC is a free leadership program offered at the Women’s Centre of Calgary that takes place over a period of six weeks. The program’s goal is to support, encourage and connect Calgary women who want to improve their communities through leadership. I was lucky enough to participate in the fifth cohort of Women …

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2019 Toy Room Recap

Our 2019 Toy Room has wrapped on another successful season. In total, 1341 women and 2855 children accessed Toy Room and received gifts to open during the holiday season, almost 4200 individuals! This was an 8.5% increase from the 2018 Toy Room. All of this would not have been possible without our amazing donors, who …

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Every Woman’s Place for Connections, Community and Support: Catherine’s Story

Catherine always described herself as a “self-supporting” woman; she worked full-time for over 40 years. After a series of difficult circumstances, Catherine experienced homelessness for the first time as a senior. “I was scared. I had nobody. I had no job. I was losing my apartment. I couldn’t afford to eat. It was a very …

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Awareness into Action Series Recap: Gender-Based Violence Against Indigenous Women

This fall, we held our first Awareness Into Action (AIA) series of workshop events. Awareness Into Action creates opportunities for women in our community to learn about an issue over the course of two separate workshops, to allow for a more in-depth look, and then take action on that issue, together with other women. Indigenous …

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