Connections  |  November 2016   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
We Have 697 Reasons
to Be Thankful for Our Volunteers
Did you know that all of the programs at the Women's Centre are supported by over 697 active volunteers? Together, we supported the 6,700 women who came to the Centre in 2015 looking for basic needs, a space to connect with others in the community and to discuss the social issues affecting women in our city.

To all of our volunteers, thank you for dedicating your time and incredible talent towards supporting the women in our community! We collected stories and interviews from past and present volunteers of the Women's Centre to share with you, because they know the impact of their work the best. We'll be releasing one each week to read for your enjoyment!

Environmental Issues  
We are in the process of developing an environmental program at the Women's Centre and need your help! Please take 2 minutes to fill out this survey and tell us what issues around the environment are most important to you. What tools do you need to create change in your community? What does a healthy environment look like to you?

Scholarships for Women  
Status of Women Alberta is now accepting applications for the Person's Case Scholarship. This award is given to women who are studying subjects or have careers where women are underrepresented. Please pass this along to anyone you know who qualifies for this award!

Deadline to apply is October 31st. 
November Immigration Clinic
If you need advice on immigration, the permanent residency and sponsorship application process, or what forms to fill out, book an appointment during our immigration clinic with Elizabeth Frye in evening on November 8 and 15.

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

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Toy Donations and Volunteers Needed for our Toy Room
The holiday season is fast approaching! As we prepare to get our Toy Room ready, we are anticipating a high number of women and their families who will access it this year. We need your help to keep this program running and continue to make the holidays bright for families in our city.

We need toys for children, aged 0-18 and gifts for women.

Click here for gift ideas.
If you would like to organize a Toy Drive or volunteer in our Toy Room, contact Karen at [email protected] or
by phone at 403-264-1155. 
Colonization and Intergenerational Trauma

In this Social Issues workshop, we will discuss the effects of colonization on Aboriginal women today, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its symptoms. Join us for a conversation about how complex trauma inflicted on Aboriginal communities is continued, and learn about intervention strategies including the use of self care.
The Women's Centre is piloting a child minding service for this workshop. Volunteers will be available to care for children over 19 months. If you're interested in bringing your child(ren) with you, please call 403-264-1155 to RSVP.
New Students at the Centre
We have some new faces at the Women's Centre this fall! Petrina and Kira are practicum students joining us for the semester from the University of Calgary, Click on their names to read their bios and what exciting activities they will be doing at the Women's Centre.

Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete November calendar. 
Come and pick up needles and hooks to learn the basics of knitting and crochet.  Experienced and beginner knitters welcome; we will cover all you need to know to make your own project that will keep you warm this winter!  If you already have started a project, bring it along and share knitting secrets over a cup of hot coffee! 
During this one hour class, we will work on strengthening the body and relaxing the mind. This gentle yoga class is for all body types, age groups and experience levels. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Drum Making | Monday, November 21 (2 - 4 pm)
Learn how to make your own miniature decorative hand drum and how these instruments are an integral part of traditional Aboriginal culture.

No children in these workshops, please.
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.