Connections  |  January 2017    
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Thank You,
We Couldn't Have Done It Without You!

Our community never ceases to amaze us. We reached out to you to support our Toy Room and to make the holidays bright for women and their families in Calgary and you did not disappoint! We had over 200 volunteers and donors donate their time, talent, and gifts to support more than 3,500 women and children. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season knowing you had a positive, lasting impact on families in Calgary.

Girl Power After School Looking for Participants

Our program for girls
aged 10 - 12 has space for more participants. This runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 - 5:30 pm. We are kicking off the New Year in our first few sessions to explore body image through fun activities and discussions.

E-mail Alexe at [email protected] for more information.

Daytime Legal Advice Clinics and
Notary Public Service in the New Year

We are happy to announce legal advice clinics will be offered in January, on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

We are also offering services for notary public, every second Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

For more information (or to book an appointment) contact Linda at 403-264-1155 or [email protected]

Girl Up Launch

Our program for girls aged 14 - 17, Girl Up, had its first session this past Tuesday. If you missed this one, don't worry, we are still looking for participants! The group will meet every Tuesday from 6 - 7:30 pm at the Women's Centre until March.

E-mail Sarah at [email protected]
 or follow us on Instagram @girlupyyc.

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Making Changes, One Bake Sale at a Time

Brooke and Amelia are two incredible high school students in Calgary who came up with an innovative way to raise awareness about the wage gap while raising funds for the Women's Centre.

New Year, New Volunteer Opportunities
We have exciting new programs this year and need your help to make them successful! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from discussing environmental issues to supporting our food programs to helping women with their taxes.
Save the Date: International Women's Day
On Wednesday March 8, we will be holding our annual International Women's Day celebration and potluck!

Stay tuned for more information.
Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete January calendar. 

Creative Circle is a drop-in group for any woman to join. This is your chance to explore your creative side with other women! Work on anything you can think of, from colouring, drawing, knititng, embroidery, or more. Bring something you've been working on or use some supplies provided by the Centre.
NEW Child Minding Program |
We now offer FREE child minding so that women can attend workshops and services at the Women's Centre. This program is for children ages 19 months - 12 years.

Learn about the history of the Women's Centre, the peer model, and why we do what we do.

Social Issues Discussion: Women and Addictions | Wednesday, February 1 (6 - 8 pm)
Whether we're talking about substance abuse or process addiction, addictions affect millions of individuals and families across Canada. In this workshop, we will discuss the unique challenges women with addictions face in Calgary. We will touch on some of the causes of addiction specifically for women, the stigma behind it, common misconceptions, barriers to treatment and why women are more successful in treatment when given a targeted gender-specific recovery program.

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.