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



Province announces support for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Alberta


Poverty



Finding Home: Solving the social housing conundrum




Environmental Issues
If you have any comments or want to talk about any of the issues brought up in these articles please contact Sarelle at sarelle@womenscentrecalgary.org

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Women's Centre Events 
Wednesday June 7th, 6-8pm
Did you know that the average cost of child care for a toddler in Calgary is over $1000 a month? For many women, this cost is impossible to afford.
Let's talk about barriers new moms face when finding child care spaces, including high fees, accessing subsidies, long wait lists and differences in quality. What would you change to make things better? How would a better child care system improve the quality of life for all?
Free child minding will be available for this event. Please call Amanda at 403-264-1155 to save your child's spot! Invite your friends on Facebook.

Environmental Issues Discussion  - Save the Date
Wednesday June 21st, 6-8pm

Monday May 29th, 6-8pm
Want to learn about creating change in your community? Join us for a workshop on active citizenship and learn how to navigate systems with change in mind. We'll also talk about the Women's Centre's Work for Change area, and how volunteers can get involved. 

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Community Events
 
June 3rd
Living Together: understanding human rights, appreciating diversity, working towards reconciliation.  On June 3rd, 2017, Amnesty International (English Section), in partnership with the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Werklund School of Education, and Faculty of Social Work, will co-host a one-day public conference on human rights.

June 2nd, 10am-3pm
Join Disability Action Hall for a day of celebration and honoring people of our past who have helped create a rich disability history in Alberta. Drumming, picnic, films, a lively discussion about disability advocacy and pop up gallery filled with artifacts and art will be present. 
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.