Connections  |  July 2017    
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
You're Invited to Our Stampede Lunch   

Do you have lunch plans next Wednesday? Come on down to the Women's Centre to celebrate with your community and stay for the great food and entertainment. We'll be serving food generously donated by Rocky's Sausage Haus, Cobs Bakery, Community Natural Foods, Co-op, and Costco.

Wednesday July 12
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
39 4 St NE

This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome.

Click here to RSVP

We are still in need of volunteers for our event! If interested, contact Alexe at

We hope to see you there!
Girl Up Blog
Our Girl Up teens have been working hard this year to raise awareness about issues affecting girls. They started a blog to talk about having a feminist curriculum in their current studies.

Check out what these amazing young women have to say.

GlobalFest Human Rights Forum
The Human Rights Forum has been offered since 2007 as part of GlobalFest's programming to promote diversity, cross cultural respect, and equality in our community. The annual Human Rights Forum topics are structured around UNESCO's Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination.

August 8 - 12
John Dutton Theatre
Calgary Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE

Click here for full list of events.

Social Issues Discussion
Women & Work: moving forward in male-dominated industries 
Have you ever worked in a male dominated workplace or wondered what it's like for those who have? If so, then join us for our next discussion with our diverse group of panelists - from trade workers to corporate professionals - to discuss their lived experiences in male dominated workplaces.

In this workshop we will explore questions of gendered discrimination and respectful treatment.

Wednesday August 2
6 - 8 pm

Click here to RSVP.

Child minding available for this workshop.

Legal Advice Clinic: Divorce and Separation 
Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary will be at the Centre to provide advice on separation and divorce.

Tuesday July 25
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Click here to register.

What's the Deal with Child Care? 
Last month, 20 women came together to discuss the state of child care in our city and province. Together, they talked about what an ideal child care system would look like. Click the link below to find out what these women think is needed in order to have an affordable, accessible, quality child care system.

Learn more about the discussion here.

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Introducing our Summer
Chantal Changnon

We're excited to introduce our next Artist-in-Residence to our community, Chantal Changnon. She has been sharing her Indigenous heritage and culture with the Women's Centre for many years. It was an honour sitting down with Chantal to get to know more about the journey that led her to being an artist and activist.

Our Artist-in-Residence program is an opportunity for women in our community to connect with female artists in Calgary. Established in celebration of our 20th anniversary, we select one female artist or group of artists for each season of the year, providing women with opportunities to learn from and work with prominent Calgary artists. Our Artists-in-Residence lead skill building workshops and perform at special Women's Centre events to celebrate creativity.   
Share Your Story With Us
How did you first become involved with the Women's Centre? Do you have a favourite memory from last year or twenty years ago?

We are collecting stories from our community members about why they became involved with the Women's Centre and we want to hear from you! Are you passionate about helping women in your community? Were you sparked by an event in your life? If you are interested in sharing your story, click the link below. You also have the option to submit anonymously.

Drop-In Summer Program for Girls in Grades 10 - 12

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Girl Up Summer Program is a drop-in program from 5-8pm where girls going into grades 10-12 can hang out with cool change makers in the community and talk about issues related to leadership and social change, including social media and activism, art for social justice, public speaking, craftivism and more!

The program will run every Tuesday night from 5 - 8pm starting
July 4 and ending August 22.

This program is FREE of charge, with all lunches, snacks, supplies and bus tickets provided with the help of our generous donors. Special thanks to Soroptimist, Status of Women Alberta, and the Collaborative Funder's Table for helping to make this happen.

To sign up or get more information, please call Alexe, Sabrina or Sarah at 403-264-1155 or email
Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete July calendar. 

This session will enhance your knowledge, awareness and comfort around sex work and related issues of human rights, harm reduction, and discrimination. We will explore the law, local trends and research, and unpack choice, language, and stigma around sex work. Tips are provided for service providers, sex workers, and community members. Certificate of completion is also available.

Dream Catchers | Wednesday, July 19 (6 - 8 pm)
Join us to create your own dream catcher and hear some Aboriginal stories. Dreams catchers are about magic, self-contentment, and expressing yourself.

Colouring and socializing in our public coffee space is one of our most popular workshops. Come wind down with some relaxing creative colouring.
No children in these workshops, please. However, child minding is available at the Women's Centre on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 8 pm.

Contact Amanda by phone at 403-264-1155 or at to register your child(ren). 

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.