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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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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Awareness Into Action Series

Awareness into Action Series: Gender-Based Violence Against Indigenous Women September 23 (Violence Against Women) – October 1 (Violence Against Indigenous Women) – October 4 (Sisters in Spirit Vigil) You are invited to join us in our first Awareness Into Action series. We will start by learning about what constitutes violence against women, systemic forces that …

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Improving Snow Removal in Calgary

Everyone has their opinion about the weather, but many agree that snow removal efforts were lacking this year. This winter was especially rough in Calgary. The snow seemed never ending, and getting around was challenging for many. The Standing Policy Committee on Transit and Transportation has called for research on improving snow removal. They are …

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National Social Work Month: Bringing Change to Life

This post was written by Carole Carpot-Lacassagne, Women’s Centre Basic Needs Coordinator. March is National Social Work Month, which is an opportunity for me to reflect on the profession I chose, or as I like to say, the profession that chose me! In the collective mind, social workers are the ultimate helping profession. The Canadian …

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