2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages

Calgary Women’s Centre celebrates that 2019 is the Year of Indigenous Languages, declared by The United Nations. We want to recognize the importance of increased understanding of reconciliation and culture by raising awareness of languages in our Treaty 7 Territories and other Treaty Nations. Language plays a vital role in our daily lives, to Indigenous …

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Legal Clinics

The Women’s Centre has been supporting women in the community for over 20 years. Issues including family breakdown, poverty, unemployment, domestic violence and discrimination can bring women through the doors of the Women’s Centre, where they can be supported through our variety of services. At times, these challenges women are facing may bring about legal …

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Girl Connect Conference

Back for a second round, our annual Girl Connect Conference is coming up on Saturday, October 12th from 10am to 4pm at the Women’s Centre Calgary. Coinciding with #InternationalDayOfTheGirl this is an event organized and run by girls for girls. All girls in grades 5 to 12 are welcome to attend for free! Girls will …

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Annual Outcome Survey

Every year in October, the Women’s Centre asks that everyone in the Centre’s community completes our Annual Outcome Survey. This survey is for everyone and anyone that has come to the Centre for a workshop, event or program; used any of the Centre’s services and programs; volunteered with the Centre for peer support, football, casino, …

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Calgary Pride Month and Issues of Homophobic Rhetoric

I don’t have a homophobic bone in my body. These words we’ve heard spoken several times by celebrities and public figures in defense of controversial, homophobic tweets or statements they have made, and were then challenged on. What stands out to me about these comments is this notion of not being influenced by heterosexual, social …

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2019 Feminist Walk Recap

The Women’s Centre’s annual Feminist Walk took place this past Saturday August 17 in Moh-kíns-tsis, what is also known as Calgary. Over 30 people gathered in Bridgeland to stroll nearby neighbourhoods and learn about important issues that impact the community. As a community-driven initiative, the Feminist Walk allows participants to explore diverse perspectives and topics …

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