Connections  |  August 2017    
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Feminist Walk: 20th Anniversary Edition    

Join us for our annual Feminist Walk! This year, we will be celebrating the Women's Centre's 20th anniversary by exploring our programs, herstories, accomplishments, and neighbourhoods!

Wednesday August 16
6 - 8 pm
Start Point: Women's Centre, 39 4 St NE
End Point: Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE

Attendees have the option to walk back to the Centre with volunteers after the walk.

This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome.

Click here to RSVP

Basic Income Through the Lens of Food Insecurity

This free event is part of Vibrant Community Calgary's community conversations. The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lynn McIntyre, will discuss a series of policy studies that support a basic income guarantee as a promising solution to food insecurity in Canada. The Women's Centre will be part of a panel after the presentation to answer questions from the audience.

Wednesday September 6
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

Alexandra Centre Society
922 9 Ave SE

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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

YYC Diversity Fest

Free and family friendly event in order to get to know the diversity of people that are part of our city.This event is a great opportunity to engage in understanding and learning of other cultures, faith groups, practices and more.

Saturday September 30
12 - 5 pm

Genesis Centre
7555 Falconridge Blvd NE 
RSVP through Facebook 

Girl Programs: Fall Sessions

This September, we will be launching our FREE programs for girls in grades 5 - 12!
These programs provide a space for girls to build community with each other while developing skills in the areas of leadership and activism.

Girl Power (Grades 5 - 6)

Girl Force
(Grades 7 - 9)

Girl Up
(Grades 10 - 12)

Know a girl who might be interested? Call Sarah or Alexe at 403-264-1155 or email 
Share Your Story

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.

Click here to share your story 

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Meet Taylor, our Communications Summer Student!

The Women's Centre is happy to introduce Taylor, our Communications Summer Student, to our community! Before joining our staff team, she was a peer support volunteer and is currently studying Social Work at the University of Calgary. She is the mastermind behind our storytelling collection project and has been providing invaluable support in planning our 20th anniversary celebrations.
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

Child minding available for this workshop.
Women's Centre Photo Shoot
We're taking advantage of this great weather to take new photos for our website, brochures and annual report with our incredibly generous volunteer photographers. We need women to be our models for the following dates:

Aug 10 (11 am - 1 pm, 6 - 8 pm)

Aug 11 (11 am - 1 pm)

If you're interested in participating, contact Taylor at

Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete August calendar. 

Learn about the history of the Women's Centre, the peer model, and why we do what we do.

Boomerang Bags | Monday, August 14 (6 - 8 pm)
Learn how to cut and sew reusable shopping bags using scrap fabric. You will get to take one home and donate one to the Boomerang Bag movement. They work to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities and using recycled materials.

Good Life Community Bike Shop is bringing their Gender Empowering Mechanics (GEM) to the Women's Centre! GEM creates a safer, welcoming space for learning, socializing and fixing bikes. This will be a drop-in Q&A style workshop where volunteers will show you how to keep your own bike in good working order and build confidence by fixing things yourself. 
No children in these workshops, please.

Child Minding at the Women's Centre

Did you know, child minding is available at the Women's Centre on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 8 pm? You can bring your child(ren) while you attend a workshop, go to a legal appointment, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend in our community space. Children must be between 19 months and 12 years old.

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

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.