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At the Centre
Our Online AGM was a Success
Thank you to all of the participants who were able to attend our Annual General Meeting online. Our new board of directors has a collective 300 years of experience in feminist issues. We are thankful to our directors who finished their terms and those continuing, and we welcome our newest members to the board.
We Are Now Able to Recruit and Train New Volunteers
We have implemented safety and cleaning protocols in the Centre to keep volunteers and women safe. Thank you for your interest in supporting the Women’s Centre and women in the community.
Please contact Allison for details on available opportunities. Or, visit our volunteer sign-up portal link below.
A Reconciliation Event on Awareness of Residential Schools and Intergenerational Trauma
Join us on Tuesday, September 29, 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. for an afternoon with an Indigenous facilitator, who will explore the impacts of residential schools and intergenerational trauma on Indigenous people. The afternoon will wrap up with a small activity in order to commemorate Orange Shirt Awareness Day. This workshop will be held in-person at the Women’s Centre following Alberta Health guidelines. To register, visit our calendar.
The Women’s Centre Reconciliation training workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 22, 1:00-3:00 P.M. (online).
The workshop looks at Indigenous history for context and applies a gender lens on colonization, exploring the barriers faced by Indigenous women in particular. Participants of the Reconciliation training have an opportunity to learn about Indigenous women in a safe space, and explore some of the tools needed to be an ally. To register, visit our calendar.
Learn about the history of the Women’s Centre, the peer model, and why we do what we do. This workshop is required for anyone to volunteer at the Women’s Centre. This workshop will be held in-person at the Women’s Centre while following Alberta Health guidelines; however, the event could move online via Zoom if provincial health circumstances change. To register, visit our calendar.
In the Community
Calgary Pride 2020
The Calgary Pride Festival and Parade takes place each Labour Day long weekend, with thousands gathering in celebration of gender and sexual diversity. This year, due to health guidelines related to COVID-19, the 30th anniversary of Calgary Pride has been reimagined.
Calgary Pride 2020 will take place virtually and through a series of community-hosted #OurPride events, bringing Calgary together in a whole new way.
Calgary Pride 2020 will feature over 200 LGBTQ2S+ artists, a free LearningSeries featuring over 100 workshops,
#OurPride community partner events, daily DJ and Drag Hour entertainment leading up to Parade Day, and 11 hours of jam-packed entertainment on September 6.