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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Why I’m Running for Women

Meet Jennifer. She has been a part of our community for the past four years and recently found a way to combine her love of running with her passion for supporting the Women’s Centre through our Scotiabank Marathon Charity Challenge. Find out more about her story and what motivates her to run for women! How …

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

This post was written by Filsan Abdi, Volunteer Coordinator at the Women’s Centre In honour of National Volunteer week, we would like to express our utmost appreciation for our dedicated and talented volunteers. As a Volunteer Program Coordinator at the Women’s Centre, I have the absolute pleasure of working with some of these volunteers on …

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Thank You Women’s Centre Volunteers for Your Support in Building Community!

The Women’s Centre offers women opportunities to both receive and provide support, to connect with others and build community through a variety of programs. Volunteers are the cornerstone of the Women’s Centre as they run almost every aspect of the important work that we do.  In 2016, we were thankful for the work of over …

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A Special Shout-Out to Our Peer Support Volunteers

Peer Support volunteers play a vital role at the Women’s Centre.  They are the first people to welcome women who come in, they provide referrals to other agencies, and provide direct assistance for basic needs such as food hampers, personal care items, and birthday gifts for children.  More than that, though, they build community through …

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Women’s Centre Football Volunteers: Supporting community in the stands

This past weekend was an exciting one for the Women’s Centre! Our volunteers got to witness the Stampeders play and win the Western Conference Final; they’re now off to their third Grey Cup game in five years! The Women’s Centre has been a community partner of the Calgary Stampeders for over 15 years; ensuring fans …

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Football season is on the horizon!

Do you enjoy being outdoors during the beautiful summer weather?  If you said yes, then we need you! Ushering at Stampeders’ football games is a major fundraising event for the Women’s Centre. For each game, we need between 36-40 women and men to sign up for 4-5 hours of volunteering. Individuals, and groups are welcome. …

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Mujeres! Las Necesitamos!

The Women’s Centre of Calgary (El Centro de Mujeres de Calgary) está buscando voluntarias que hablen inglés y español para el puesto de “Peer Support Volunteer.” En los últimos meses hemos estado recibiendo más y más mujeres que sólo hablan español y vienen al Centro porque necesitan nuestro apoyo con información, referencias para otras agencias …

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