5 Canadian Women to Celebrate

Celebrate Herstory—get to know 5 incredible Canadian women in 3 sentences each. Viola Desmond First on our roster is Viola Desmond, who you may recognize from the Canadian $10 bill. Viola was instrumental in spurring the Canadian Civil Rights Movement in the 1940s by standing up against segregation in a Nova Scotian movie theatre and refusing …

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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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Women Lead YYC – Spring Update

This post was written by Emma Dresen, practicum student at the Women’s Centre Women Lead YYC is a free, six-week leadership program offered at the Women’s Centre. Women Lead YYC aims to connect, inspire and empower women who want to develop leadership skills and implement change in their communities. During my practicum at the Women’s …

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A Summer of Girl Power

This post was written by Grace Millar, Girl Programs Coordinator at the Women’s Centre. “Girls are powerful.” These are the words of Kailan, age 10, a participant in our Girl Power activism camp this summer for girls going into Grades five and six. It’s been a wonderful summer for the Girl Programs at the Women’s …

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Raise the Rates

When you’re living on Social Assistance, dreaming big means: Buying your own groceries Paying off your gas bill Having enough to pay your rent Buying school supplies for your child Not worrying about money every day Being able to go for coffee with a friend New programs and services have gone a long way to …

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