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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2019 Holiday Toy Room

Each year, the Women’s Centre hosts a holiday Toy Room, where women can pick gifts for their children and themselves for the holidays. Toy Room is similar to our Birthday Gift program, however on a much bigger scale and for two whole weeks in December. In 2018, 3,864 individuals benefited from Toy Room, which includes …

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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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