It’s Time to Raise the Rates

When you’re living on Social Assistance in Alberta, dreaming big means:  Buying your own groceries Having enough to pay your rent Buying school supplies for your child Not worrying about money every day Did you know that single people who are unable to work receive a base social assistance amount of $833 a month? This …

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Budgeting for Equity

Spending decisions impact men and women differently This blog was written by Nevena Ivanovic, Women’s Centre Public Policy Coordinator If budgets are about the choices governments must make with limited resources, no budget is gender neutral, and every budget is a feminist issue. Over the last month, we have heard a lot about gender and …

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Minimum Wage in Alberta

Mae* came to the Women’s Centre to learn about community resources and pick out birthday gifts for her children. “Every little thing helps. I need to spend my money on what I need, and not what I want. Birthdays are a big deal when you’re a kid.” She has worked part-time at the same place …

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100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in Alberta

Today is the 100th anniversary of the day women won the right to vote in Alberta! Here is a list of readings celebrating that achievement, recognizing the shortcomings, and addressing the issues women in politics still face. On 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Alberta, challenges remain Women’s achievements in Alberta and Canada, …

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Child Care in Alberta

The Women’s Centre has been working to advocate for social and economic policies that reflect the realities and experiences of women in Calgary. Through ongoing events and consultation, women have consistently identified accessible, affordable, quality child care as a priority. The Social Policy Committee organized a Child Care Round Table to connect with our partners …

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