Wildfires and Gender

The Northwest Territories evacuation order for Yellowknife and British Columbia’s declared provincewide state of emergency are the latest additions to Canada’s record-breaking reports on wildfire devastation. With over 13.4 million hectares of land burned, the severity of Canadian wildfires is undoubtedly a result of climate change. Rising greenhouse gas emissions and global temperatures have led …

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Childcare and Gender Equity

This post was written by Chelsea Detheridge, member of the Women’s Centre Social Policy Committee Some say it takes a village to raise a child. But statistics show that, in reality, it is typically only half the village that does this work. Whether as a single parent, a partner expected to put aside her career …

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Gender and Immigration – Spotlight on Migrant Women in Canada

This post was written by Bronwyn Bragg, volunteer with the Women’s Centre Social Policy Committee Did you know in 2017, 24% of women who came to the Women’s Centre had either an immigrant or refugee background? This number is just slightly below the number of immigrants living in Calgary. According to the 2016 Census, 29.4% …

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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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LGBTQ Youth in Schools

As part of our Social Issues Discussion Series, we invited Tonya Callaghan, assistant professor at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education, to speak at the February session. She spoke about her research on sexual and gender minorities in schools. Homophobia in Schools   In her research, Tonya found that some students resisted institutionalized …

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