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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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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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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Creating a Season of Support

This post was written by Carole Carpot-Lacassagne, Basic Needs Coordinator at the Women’s Centre At the Women’s Centre almost 52% of the women in our community are experiencing poverty. This constant struggle to find food and shelter, to pay bills, and ultimately to maintain dignity affects women and their families all year round. But the …

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