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Women’s HERstory Month at the Women’s Centre

Happy Women’s Herstory Month from the Women’s Centre of Calgary! Here are 8 ways to support the Centre this month and help celebrate the women in our community. Celebrate with us Commemorate International Women’s Day by celebrating with us on March 8th! You can also attend our other events, programs, and workshops happening this March. […]

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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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Your gift will help us continue to provide support, connection and community to women in Calgary

The pandemic has impacted everyone, for women experiencing poverty, homelessness, and mental health issues it has made life even more difficult. The need for the Women’s Centre’s safe space where women can get support, connect with other women and build community has never been greater. This has been the most extraordinary year. Our traditional services

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2019 Toy Room Recap

Our 2019 Toy Room has wrapped on another successful season. In total, 1341 women and 2855 children accessed Toy Room and received gifts to open during the holiday season, almost 4200 individuals! This was an 8.5% increase from the 2018 Toy Room. All of this would not have been possible without our amazing donors, who

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Every Woman’s Place for Connections, Community and Support: Catherine’s Story

Catherine always described herself as a “self-supporting” woman; she worked full-time for over 40 years. After a series of difficult circumstances, Catherine experienced homelessness for the first time as a senior. “I was scared. I had nobody. I had no job. I was losing my apartment. I couldn’t afford to eat. It was a very

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2019 Holiday Toy Room

Each year, the Women’s Centre hosts a holiday Toy Room, where women can pick gifts for their children and themselves for the holidays. Toy Room is similar to our Birthday Gift program, however on a much bigger scale and for two whole weeks in December. In 2018, 3,864 individuals benefited from Toy Room, which includes

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Thanking Our Amazing Donors

At the Women’s Centre, we are fortunate to have so many community members who donate their time and talent to programs to our community. From filing taxes, to providing legal advice, to offering peer support to ushering football games, our community members are central to our success and community building at the Centre. Last year,

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Connections, Support and Change

At the Women’s Centre we see women from all walks of life, but the majority are struggling with poverty. Recently, unemployment rates have made this even more apparent. The Centre relies on support from the community for all programs and services. We hope that you can help us meet the needs of our shared community.

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