Social Issues | April 2019   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Feminist Walk: Exploring Calgary through a Gender-Plus Lens
Saturday, May 4 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
 
Join the Women's Centre of Calgary for our annual Jane's Walk! As we walk the streets of Bridgeland area and the East Village, we will discuss how urban planning affects women's daily lives using a gender-plus lens. We will explore topics including reconciliation, mobility, gentrification and the herstory of women.  
Community Events

800 MacLeod Trail SE
Friday, May 5 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm
 
Youth will be skipping school and peacefully striking in front of City Hall to bring attention to climate change. Organized in part by a girl from one of our Women's Centre girl programs!
Women's Centre of Calgary
Friday, May 3 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Join us for the fifth annual Girls Walking Tour! Girls will tell you about issues they are facing in Calgary. The walk will begin at the Women's Centre.
All genders and ages are welcome. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
United Way Social Impact Lab, 209 8 Ave SW
Wednesday, May 15 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

In 2018, the Government of Canada released its first comprehensive poverty reduction plan. Come learn about Canada's new plan to prevent and end poverty and how you can be involved.
Women's Centre of Calgary
Tuesday, May 14 from 12:45 - 2:45 pm

The Women's Centre will be hosting monthly Indigenous cultural workshops! This workshop will involve making traditional Dreamcatchers from Red Willows. We are holding space to have conversations and learn more about Indigenous cultures. 





















































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Equal Pay

On average, women in Canada have to work until April 9, 2019 to earn what men earned in 2018.
 
University of Alberta academic staff voted in favour of pay bumps for female professors to account for the gender pay gap.
 
Transit and Housing
The City of Calgary outlines the benefits of the sliding-scale transit pass and stresses the need for continued funding

Environment
Making the Green New Deal work for workers
A just transition to renewable energy in the US would require robust training and guaranteed jobs for fossil fuel workers
Poverty

The Enough for All strategy aims to reduce poverty through systemic change by influencing social policy

We would like to acknowledge that the Women's Centre is situated on the traditional
 
territories of the Treaty 7 First Nations people and is also home to M├ętis Nation of Alberta, Region III.