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

Women and Work

New family care policies provide more flexibility, but for whom?

Indigenous Perspectives

'Essential step': Liberals move to end sex-based status discrimination in Indian Act
As many as 1.4 million people of First Nations descent would be eligible for status under the government's broadened plan to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act.

The offshore economy-where dirty money mixes with tax avoidance and evasion, bribery, and the criminal trafficking of drugs, arms, and human beings-has negative effects on rich and poor countries alike. Too often, though, its outsized impact on girls and women goes unnoticed.

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Women's Centre Events   

Confronting Racism
Social Issues Discussion - Save the Date
Wednesday January 3, 6-8pm
Begin the New Year with new knowledge and tools to deal with racism that you may experience.  Become more empowered to confront and respond more effectively to both those you may know (family members, friends, co-workers...) or complete strangers who challenge us with racist comments, insinuations, jokes, jibes or dares, whatever form the racism takes.
Brenda Johnston is a Human Rights Educator with the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Council and one of the contributors to the online anti-racism resource CARED (Calgary Anti-Racism Education). Other facilitators TBA. 

January 2018 Launch
At the Women's Centre, we know women are leaders. Whether it's in their workplaces, in their families, or in their communities, women are working for change in Calgary in incredible ways.
This is why we are launching Women Lead YYC, an intensive, five-week long leadership program designed to equip women with the skills and connections needed to work for change in their communities.

Community Events

Wednesday December 6, 12-1pm, University of Calgary
The  National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is held every year on December 6, in commemoration of the 14 women murdered at L'École Polytechnique in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989.  This year's theme aims to highlight the collective trauma caused by gender-based violence - with a focus on creating a community of caring where survivors of trauma are heard, and are supported with compassion. 

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.