Women and Poverty (FULL)

THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL. Learn about women’s poverty in Calgary and Alberta, and the various ways in which poverty shows up at the Women’s Centre. Discover how the Women’s Centre addresses poverty through its unique peer model and three strategic areas: get assistance, connect with others and work for change. This workshop will be …

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Women and Poverty

Learn about women’s poverty in Calgary and Alberta, and the various ways in which poverty shows up at the Women’s Centre. Discover how the Women’s Centre addresses poverty through its unique peer model and three strategic areas: get assistance, connect with others and work for change. This workshop will be held in-person at the Women’s …

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Women and Poverty

Learn about women’s poverty in Calgary and Alberta, and the various ways in which poverty shows up at the Women’s Centre. Discover how the Women’s Centre addresses poverty through its unique peer model and three strategic areas: get assistance, connect with others and work for change. This workshop is open to women-identifying individuals only. No …

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Support our Personal Care Program this IWD

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women’s achievements and acknowledge barriers women continue to face, here in Canada and around the world. At the Women’s Centre, this means reflecting on progress made in work to improve the status of women, while recognizing the great amount of work that still needs …

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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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October is End Poverty Month

Did you know that October is End Poverty Month here in Calgary? At the Women’s Centre, over 52% of women who come to our space identify as living in poverty. Because of this, poverty reduction and alleviation are at the heart of much of what we do, and End Poverty Month is an important time …

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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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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

25 years ago, the United Nations’ General Assembly passed a resolution which established October 17th as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, the theme is: “A Path towards peaceful and inclusive societies.” This theme provides us all with an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which we can demonstrate solidarity, …

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Environmental Issues Discussion: Energy Empowerment

On May 17, the Environmental Issues Discussion Series welcomed Rebecca Davidson of SAIT, Helen Corbett of All One Sky, and Nirmala Naidoo of Energy Efficiency Alberta to discuss Energy Empowerment. Measures to increase the energy efficiency of our homes can save us money.  Rebecca went through a typical power bill to indicate where most of …

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