Issues that Matter to Women: 2012 at a Glance

From feminist walks to policy talks, social issues workshops at the Women’s Centre enable women to connect with other women, discuss topics that matter to them, and share concrete strategies for taking action. With the support of volunteers, agencies, and staff, we were able to offer several issue-based workshops and groups this year. Some of …

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Vote for Lifelong Learning

Are you a member of the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) or do you know any CREB® members? If so, we need your help! We were nominated for CREB® Charitable Foundation’s $25,000 for 25 program. CREB® members can vote for the Women’s Centre’s Lifelong Learning program here. How it works: CREB® members have 10 votes …

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Pride Week in Calgary

“Pride is more than a parade; it’s a giant step on the road to equality” (Anonymous). August 27 to September 3 marks Pride Week. The Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, September 2 at noon starting at Olympic Plaza and ending at Shaw Millennium Park, along 8th Avenue S.W.  Pride Calgary aims to “attain …

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Women’s Centre Welcomes Tahira

Join us in welcoming the Women’s Centre’s new Education Program Coordinator, Tahira Ebrahim. Tell us a bit about yourself… My academic, volunteer, and professional background is mainly grounded in my interest in education. I just completed my degree in Education at the University of Toronto before coming to the Women’s Centre. My volunteer experience has …

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Join us for Jane’s Walk 2012!

“The idea is to celebrate what’s great about the places we live, as well as facilitating a conversation about what communities need in order to be stronger,” says Julie Black, Citizen Engagement Associate with the Calgary Foundation. “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by …

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Lights, camera, action: Women!

 Ellen McGregor is 64. She is also a wise-cracking performer and member of the Women’s Centre Theatre Group.    “To me it is much more than a theatre group. It helps me feel better about myself and it feels good to be accepted by the circle of women in the group,” says Ellen.    “It’s …

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Food for thought

Food for thought

Food and cooking have always been a natural way for women to build community and bond. The Women’s Centre has recently launched a new series of Inter-cul­tural Cooking and Women’s Issues workshops. These unique work­shops offer women the opportunity to cook (and eat) a dish from a dif­ferent country while learning about women in that …

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