Violence Against Women

Learn about the history of the Women’s Centre, the peer model, and why we do what we do. This workshop is required for anyone to volunteer at the Women’s Centre. This workshop is open to women-identifying individuals only. No children in this workshop please. 

Women’s Issues

Explore women’s issues and concepts such as sexism and patriarchy. Participants will also have the chance to gain a better understanding of the Women’s Centre’s Work for Change efforts and initiatives. This workshop is open to women-identifying individuals only. No children in this workshop please.

Reconciliation – Building Relationships

Reconciliation – Building Relationships in Our Community You are invited to attend a workshop on Reconciliation and building relationships in our community. About this Event Facilitated by Tonya Crowchild, this workshop will open a discussion on: Why reconciliation? To build relationships; awareness, education and understanding; the importance of history of Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island; …

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2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages

Calgary Women’s Centre celebrates that 2019 is the Year of Indigenous Languages, declared by The United Nations. We want to recognize the importance of increased understanding of reconciliation and culture by raising awareness of languages in our Treaty 7 Territories and other Treaty Nations. Language plays a vital role in our daily lives, to Indigenous …

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Calgary Pride Month and Issues of Homophobic Rhetoric

I don’t have a homophobic bone in my body. These words we’ve heard spoken several times by celebrities and public figures in defense of controversial, homophobic tweets or statements they have made, and were then challenged on. What stands out to me about these comments is this notion of not being influenced by heterosexual, social …

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Awareness Into Action Series

Awareness into Action Series: Gender-Based Violence Against Indigenous Women September 23 (Violence Against Women) – October 1 (Violence Against Indigenous Women) – October 4 (Sisters in Spirit Vigil) You are invited to join us in our first Awareness Into Action series. We will start by learning about what constitutes violence against women, systemic forces that …

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Social Issues Discussion Recap – Consent in the Service Industry

This post was written by Jenny and Sarah, Social Issues Committee Volunteers. This month the Social Issues Discussion focused on the difficult conversation of addressing consent in the service industry. This discussion is an important one as the hospitality and service industries are mass employers for many people. We have all experienced unwanted attention or …

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Calgary Police Services Reports an Increase in Domestic Violence Incidents in Calgary

This article was written by Tracie Czerkawski member of the Social Policy Committee On June 6, 2018, the Calgary Police Service Annual Report was presented to Calgary City Council’s Standing Policy Committee on Community & Protective Services. This report showed a 16% increase in domestic violence incidents in 2017 from the previous year, which Calgary …

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