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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2019 Feminist Walk Recap

The Women’s Centre’s annual Feminist Walk took place this past Saturday August 17 in Moh-kíns-tsis, what is also known as Calgary. Over 30 people gathered in Bridgeland to stroll nearby neighbourhoods and learn about important issues that impact the community. As a community-driven initiative, the Feminist Walk allows participants to explore diverse perspectives and topics …

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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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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Ourselves

Twenty-five years ago, feminists lobbied the federal government to make October Women’s History Month. Their goal was to commemorate women’s political, economic, and cultural contributions. It’s a time to share the stories of “ordinary” women whose lives and work tend to go unnoticed. Women like the extraordinary group who organized twenty years ago to found …

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