Connections  |  August 2016   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
We are Proud Recipients of the
Field Law Community Fund Program Contest
We are thrilled to announce our selection as one of the Winning Ideas for the Field Law Community Fund Program! Because of your overwhelming community support by voting for us, we are able to provide more women with the items they need. As a prize winner, we received $5,000 to go towards our program.

Thanks so much to everyone who voted, Tweeted, posted on Facebook, and e-mailed their networks to encourage them to support the Women's Centre. Stay tuned for updates of stories and numbers throughout the year on the difference you made by supporting the women in your community!

Football Volunteers Needed 
Are you a football fan? Are you looking for an exciting way to support the Women's Centre while cheering on the Stampeders?
We need ushers for upcoming games! If interested, please click here for more information.

Globalfest Human Rights Forum 
This series is part of GlobalFest's programming to promote diversity, cross cultural respect, and equality in our community. It is presented by TD and runs from Monday August 15 to Friday August 19 this year. This is a FREE event, click here for the schedule.

Christmas in July Update 
Our recent Christmas in July campaign was very successful! We started with no toys for children between the ages of 8 - 12 and now have over 100 new toys to give on their special days! A huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who brought in their donations.

Even though July is over, you are still welcome to organize a toy drive and bring in your donations! In order for our Toy Room to last until the holiday season, we will need 200 more toys.

Click here for more information and ideas for supporting our
Toy Room.

Women's Centre Volunteer Ambassador Program 
An exciting new volunteer position is available at the Women's Centre! We are looking for Community Ambassador Volunteers to help us strengthen ties with our community and share our story with Calgarians.

Volunteers will be out and about at different events around the city to talk with event attendees and share the work of the Centre. This position has a flexible time commitment of 2 - 3 hours per month. If interested, click here to apply.

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Meet Nevena, our new Public Policy Coordinator!

So many new people at the Women's Centre! We are excited to introduce Nevena to our community as our Public Policy Coordinator.

Nevena recently moved to Calgary from Serbia and quickly became involved with social issues advocacy in our community.

Read more about her here.

Registration Still Open for Programs for Girls in the Fall 
We are still accepting registration for our programs for girls this fall. We are offering two FREE programs for girls between the ages of 10-13 and 15-17.

Girl Power After School
This program will begin again on September 6 on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons for girls 10-13 years old.

Girl UpThis is a new program for girls 15-17, starting September 13. We will focus on leadership and activism every Tuesday from 6-7:30pm.

Call Sarah at 403-264-1155 or by email at for more information.
Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete August calendar. 
Join us for our second feminist walk of the year as we explore our neighbouring communities and share stories about women and feminism in Calgary. We will learn about the social issues women currently face in our city along with their achievements and movements for change. 
Green Calgary will be providing an introduction to health and environmental concerns around traditional cleaners. Learn to identify truly green cleaning products and the ingredients that are used to make them. Each participant will make one non-toxic all-purpose cleaner which they can take home for their use, along with a recipe for future use.
Supplies will be provided. 
This is My City Art Society is pleased to offer a program that celebrates new songs - your songs! The Song Circle singers will work with new and past songs - all written and developed by program participants - to develop a collection of songs written by and for women. Bring a song, an idea, or just your voice along and let's play together and see how to make it shine!
No instruments necessary.

Chantal from Cree8 will be running a fun workshop on Aboriginal drumming and storytelling. Drums carry powerful significance in Traditional Aboriginal culture. Drums are used for healing, ceremony, and celebration, and each song and drum beat carries the messages and intentions of our ancestors.

This session, we will be creating a unique burlesque-inspired painting. The class is for painters of all levels including those who have never painted before. At the end of this class, you will have a lovely painting that can be proudly displayed anywhere in your home. 

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