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 […]
This post was written by Carole Carpot-Lacassagne, Women’s Centre Basic Needs Coordinator. March is National Social Work Month, which is an opportunity for me to reflect on the profession I chose, or as I like to say, the profession that chose me! In the collective mind, social workers are the ultimate helping profession. The Canadian
On Wednesday, August 2nd, the Women’s Centre’s Social Issues Discussion topic was on the challenges faced by women who work in male dominated industries. We had six panelists from a range of industries – legal, trades, oil and gas, and public services. The discussion started with Lawna who is General Counsel for a transportation company.