Celebrating Black History Month

What comes to mind when you think of February? I used to think of candy hearts, chocolate, and sappy music, but this year, I’ll be thinking of the fascinating herstory of the Black community in Alberta. This month marks the second year that Alberta has recognized and proclaimed February as Black History Month. The three …

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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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Why you should vote in the municipal and school board elections

With the municipal election fast approaching, people sometimes wonder why they should vote: “What’s the point? Does my vote matter? What does city government do for me anyway?” These are common questions around election cycles. Luckily, if you’re curious about why it’s important to get your vote out, we’ve got you covered! Here are four …

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Social Justice at the Women’s Centre

Social justice addresses many things: wealth distribution, race, health, environment, peace, justice. At the Women’s Centre, we touch on all these topics and apply a gender lens to issues in order to ensure that women’s voices are heard and are part of the conversation, and that women’s needs are reflected in policies. Through programs, workshops, …

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Meet Kira

Kira is one of our practicum students from the University of Calgary joining us for the fall semester. Read on below to find out more about her. Tell us a bit about yourself! I am a Bachelor of Social Work student at the University of Calgary, set to graduate in April 2017! I was born …

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Meet Petrina

Petrina is one of our practicum students from the University of Calgary joining us for the fall semester. Read on below to find out more about her. Tell us a bit about yourself! I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing about three years ago, and changed gears when I realized that I was more …

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