Every Child Matters

*Trigger Warning – This post contains content related to residential schools.*  ** Last Updated June 24, 2021** The Women’s Centre joins residential school survivors and their families in grief over the 751 children found on Cowessess First Nation, 215 children in Kamloops, British Columbia, 104 children in Brandon, Manitoba, 35 children in Lestock, Saskatchewan, 38 …

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May 5 is National Day of Awareness & Action for MMIWG2S

Content warning: This blog post deals with violence against Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people.   May 5 is the National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender diverse people. On this day we aim to raise awareness about this ongoing crisis and take action. On this day we remember the people who have lost …

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Reconciliation at the Women’s Centre

In 2019, the Women’s Centre’s Truth and Reconciliation committee hosted a Tea and Bannock at the Centre in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. This was a kick start to a successful year filled with plenty of opportunities for women to learn about Indigenous history and culture. The Aboriginal Friendship Centre facilitated culture awareness workshops …

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Awareness into Action Series Recap: Gender-Based Violence Against Indigenous Women

This fall, we held our first Awareness Into Action (AIA) series of workshop events. Awareness Into Action creates opportunities for women in our community to learn about an issue over the course of two separate workshops, to allow for a more in-depth look, and then take action on that issue, together with other women. Indigenous …

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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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June Environmental Issues Discussion: Indigenous Perspectives

June 21 was National Aboriginal Day in Canada. At the Women’s Centre, we took the opportunity to celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture together, with a “Walk, Talk, and Campfire Chat,” event, organized by our Environmental Issues Committee. We began our event at the Women’s Centre, where our volunteer Esther acknowledged the land we are …

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