Meet Nathalie – Our New Basic Needs Practicum Student!

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am from Oakville, Ontario a small community 30 minutes outside of downtown Toronto. I have a Maltese dog named Max, we both love to go on hikes and have picnic lunches in the summer.  I moved to Calgary to pursue a Master of Social Work with a specialization in clinical social work.

My personal definition of feminism:

To challenge inequality across intersections to better society as a whole and resist patriarchal constructions in order to empower individuals who are marginalized.

What brought you to the Women’s Centre of Calgary?

I am a practicum student from the University of Calgary in the Master of Social Work program. I am here to gain front-line practical experience in the field of human services.

What’s one thing you hope to learn at the women’s center?

I hope I learn how to better operate with an anti-oppressive framework. I hope to also learn more about exactly how food insecurity impacts vulnerable individuals in the Calgary community.

Who is a woman that you admire or has influenced your life?

My mother. Growing up I was always told I could be anything I wanted to be. Thank you for inspiring me to achieve my dreams.

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