Our Drop-In Hours are Changing at the Women’s Centre Starting February 1, 2024 the Women’s Centre of Calgary will be adjusting its drop-in program hours to serve our community better. NEW Drop-In Schedule: Monday to Thursday: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.; Friday: 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. This adjustment is in response to the growing […]
May is Election Season at the Women’s Centre. On May 29, Albertans will head to the polls to choose our next provincial government. The Women’s Centre firmly believes that each and every community member has the potential to influence change on the issues they care about by exercising their right to vote, or to stay
Today is May 5, a time designated to honouring the spirits of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2-Spirit People. It is a day to raise awareness of, and speak out on violence inflicted against Indigenous people. REDdress installation at the Women’s Centre of Calgary The REDdress Project – Jaime Black The Red dresses
1. It makes a difference The path to total gender equality is still underway. As of 2020, women in Alberta still have the most significant gender pay gap in Canada. Some women earn as much as $31,100.00 less than their male counterparts, and 34% of single mothers live in poverty. This gap is even more
Happy Women’s Herstory Month from the Women’s Centre of Calgary! Here are 8 ways to support the Centre this month and help celebrate the women in our community. Celebrate with us Commemorate International Women’s Day by celebrating with us on March 8th! You can also attend our other events, programs, and workshops happening this March.
Long overdue changes are coming to child care in Alberta: On November 15, 2021 the Federal and Provincial governments jointly announced a historic child care agreement that will make accessible, high-quality, inclusive $10/day child care a reality in our province. Over the years, the Women’s Centre has been a strong advocate for publicly funded high-quality
Earlier this year the Women’s Centre hosted an online event to reflect on what a Gender-Just Recovery might look like as we continue to move through the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the five pillars discussed was child care – child care that is universally accessible, publicly funded and coordinated to meet the needs of all
Tell us a bit about yourself! I’m originally from the Netherlands, and came to Calgary in 2014 with my partner. Since then I’ve made Calgary my home, raising my 3 children, and a dog. I moved around every 2-3 years for most of my life, and that led me to be so passionate about the
Women’s Centre of Calgary Artist in Residence – Call for Proposals The Women’s Centre of Calgary is excited to partner with the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) for our 2021-2022 Artist in Residence Program. This year, our goal is to ensure newcomer and immigrant artists who identify as women are represented in our space.
Tell us a bit about yourself? I am near the end of my second year of the social work program at Bow Valley College. I chose that field of study because I came to Canada as a refugee claimant, and I wanted to learn more about how Canadian society functions especially when it comes to