Social Issues Readings | August 2017
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.

Food Insecurity and Basic Income

Indigenous Perspective

If you have any comments or want to talk about any of the issues brought up in these articles, please contact Caro le at 

Women's Centre Events   
Multiple factors shape women's vulnerability to mental    health issues. Debates are ongoing around the nature of the relationship between gender, diagnosis and prevalence.

This social issues discussion will be an opportunity to explore connections between mental health and gender. How does mental health affect women's lives? How can we better respond to the specific needs of women? Join us for a conversation with Priscilla Cherry from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Calgary Region, and Dr. Richelle Schindler from the University of Calgary, on the multiple challenges faced by women who experience or have experienced mental health issues.

This is part of our Social Issues Discussion Series. This event is for all women-identified people. 

Free child minding is available. Please call Amanda at 403-264-1155 to save a spot for your child(ren).

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. 

This event is for all women-identified people. 

Free child minding is available. Please call Amanda at 403-264-1155 to save a sport for your child(ren). 
Coffee Chat: Work For Change | Thursday, September 14th, 6:00-7:30 pm 
Join Carole, our Social Issues Coordinator, for an informal chat to know more about our Work for Change area. What would you like to know about the work we do in this area? What would you like to see happen in the future? This event is for all women identified people. 

No children in this workshop please.

Community Events

Family friendly and free event in the heart of downtown. The parade usually attracts around 60,000 spectators, as community groups, corporations, politicians, churches and public services come together to celebrate the amazing diversity of Calgary's community. This year's parade will be led by long-time community advocate Lois Szabo. 
Doors Open YYC | Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Doors Open YYC 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. 
Reconciliation Journey: Walking a Path Together | Thursday, October 12th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
This is the second conference planned this year by the Indigenous Advisory Committee. This free event is an opportunity to hear what organizations in Calgary are working on and how you can become involved in the exciting work around Reconciliation and the 94 calls to action.
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