Three Ways to Support Our Holiday Toy Room: Donations, Toy Drives and Volunteering

In a year of disruption and uncertainty, the Women’s Centre’s Holiday Toy Room program hopes to bring a bit of relief and holiday joy to Calgary women and their families. Each year, for 10 days in December, the Women’s Centre’s space is transformed into a gift centre. In the weeks leading up to the program …

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Meet Alessandra, Our New Data Management Coordinator

Tell us a bit about yourself! Hello! I’m Alessandra, the records and data management coordinator. I’m a born and raised Calgarian who every-so-often departs to learn new things in interesting places. I studied History in Nova Scotia and Library and Information Studies in Wales. I enjoy exploring the city and surrounding area with my dog, …

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Volunteers Grow Gardening Activities at the Women’s Centre

During the initial shutdown due to the pandemic, the peer volunteers were helping women stay connected to the Women’s Centre through connections phone calls, but the Centre itself was very quiet. On a particularly slow day, some volunteers wandered into the Centre’s side yard and became inspired to create a community garden. Since then they …

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Reconciliation at the Women’s Centre

In 2019, the Women’s Centre’s Truth and Reconciliation committee hosted a Tea and Bannock at the Centre in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. This was a kick start to a successful year filled with plenty of opportunities for women to learn about Indigenous history and culture. The Aboriginal Friendship Centre facilitated culture awareness workshops …

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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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