Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Girls Summer Programs Launch This Month
Girls Summer Programs are going full Force (and full Power) starting this month. We have four online and four in-person programs running throughout July and August. They are 2-3 hours long and include topics such as the environment, gender stereotypes, activism and more! We provide free supplies, bus tickets and lunch to all participants.
Throughout the summer Diamond Willow Youth Lodge will be running virtual programming on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:00-7:30 P.M., featuring guest speakers from across Treaty 7. They will also be running physically distanced programming at various locations across Calgary on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 P.M.
All programming is free and run on a drop-in basis. Please register in advance on their website.
Ways to Connect
Women Lead YYC Applications Now Open
Women Lead YYC will meet six times on
Tuesday evenings September 22 - October 27, 2020. Sessions will run from
5:30 - 8:00 P.M., and will cover topics like community organizing, strategic communications, movement building, connecting with allies, and addressing systemic barriers and root causes of community problems.
We're assembling a group of 12 motivated women who are interested in building a network, and working for change at a local le
vel. Sessions will take place in person at the Women's Centre while following Alberta Health guidelines; however, the program could move online via Zoom if provincial health circumstances change. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic child-minding will not be available for this cohort. This program is open to anyone who identifies as a woman.
Applications open June 29 for the
September - October 2020 cohort and the application deadline is August 11. For more details, contact Monique at
Open By Appointment For Services
Reminder: the Women's Centre is now open by appointment. In-person services include: taxes, personal care items, food hampers and computer access. We are also providing coffee and pastries to women who visit for an appointment. Please call 403-264-1155 for details and to book your appointment.
In order to offer some in-person services, we rearranged our space and placed dividers to ensure physical distancing measures. We have also implemented a phone and door screening processes.
Staff and volunteers continue to offer some supports by phone. We can currently assist women over the phone with food bank referrals and peer support, as well as legal advice and taxes. For a full list of available services please visit our
A virtual discussion on waste reduction and the importance of recycling, facilitated by Green Calgary. This discussion will empower you to properly manage your household waste and live more sustainably. You will also get tips on how to live with zero waste.