Connections  |  September 2017    
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Artist-in-Residence Workshop:
Indigenous Storytelling and Drumming with Chantal Chagnon      

Chantal Chagnon is our summer Artist in Residence and has been a member of the Women's Centre community for a number of years. Chantal is a Cree/M├ętis woman living in Calgary, with roots in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. She is an activist, artisan, and performer with a strong presence throughout the city. In this workshop, you will have a unique opportunity to hear indigenous stories from Chantal, participate in a drumming circle, and ask Chantal about her experiences in Calgary's arts community.

September 13
6 - 7:30 pm
Women's Centre of Calgary

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Childminding is available for this event. Contact Amanda at or 403-264-1155 to register your child(ren).

Reconciliation Journey: Walking a Path Together
This is the second conference planned this year by the Indigenous Advisory Committee. This free event will be an opportunity to hear what organizations are working on in Calgary on and how you can become involved in the exciting work around Reconciliation and the 94 calls to action.

Thursday October 12
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Carriage House Inn
9030 Macleod Trail

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Call for Volunteer Greeters
The Women's Centre holds an annual survey to measure the impact of our programs. We ask women what we're doing well and what we can improve upon in order to continue to make this a safe and welcoming safe for women to connect and build community.
We are in need of women volunteers to sit at a table by the front doors to greet women as they walk in and ask them to fill out our annual survey.

Click here to help us out

Doors Open YYC

This is a free city-wide event offering revealing tours and rare access to 40 of Calgary's most culturally and historically significant buildings and spaces.  Many activities will be offered throughout the day, including about the non-profit world, the impact these organizations make in the community and how you can help make a difference. 

Saturday September 23
10 am - 6 pm

Call for Spoken Word Participants
Vibrant Communities Calgary and some of its community partners have created a spoken word project called Hope to mark the United Nation's International Day to Eradicate Poverty. They invite you to explore poverty in our city and learn more about spoken word with award-winning spoken word artist, Erin Dingle. 

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Environmental Issues Discussion - Our Nature, Our Choice

Municipal governments have an important role in local environmental decision-making, influencing the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we use. The workshop will examine the main factors influencing environmental decision-making in Calgary through a gendered lens. It focuses on the following questions:
  • How are environmental policy decisions made at the municipal level?
  • What role does gender play in those decisions?
  • What are the opportunities and barriers for women to contribute to these decisions?
Check Out Our Recent Blog Post
"I heard the stories from a lot of you who are currently reading this post, and while many of you thanked the Women's Centre, I want to take this opportunity to thank you. 
Thank you for choosing to be vulnerable with me 
and tell your story to all of us."  
Our summer student, Taylor, wrote post about her internship experience and special project of collecting stories from women in our community. Click the link below to discover just a few of the stories she was honoured to hear from women. 

Girl Programs: Fall Sessions
There's still space to register for our FREE programs for girls in grades 5 - 12! These programs provide a space for girls to build community with each other while while building leadership and activism skills.

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  

Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete September calendar. 
Car Maintenance | Tuesday, September 12 (6 - 8 pm)
Want to know what's under your hood? Come learn some basic car maintenance skills. This workshop will include hands on training and tips to winterize your vehicle.

Come and join us for a fun night of board games.  Meet some friends, share some stories, and learn some new games in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
Come chat with Carole, our Social Issues Coordinator, over coffee about the work she does and the issues that matter to you. 
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.