Social Issues | January 2020  
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Events at the Women's Centre 

What Would a Just Transition to a Green Economy Look Like?
With Alison McIntosh, Research Manager at Parkland Institute
Interested in learning more about what a "just transition" to a green economy means - and should mean, for women in particular?  We will look at Parkland Institute's previous work on just transition issues, including at the intersection with gender, and some emerging stuff on the green new deal (for Canada).
Group discussion will explore personal intersections with just transition & dreams for a green new deal.
Join us for an evening of learning, dreaming and discussion!

Wednesday, February 19, 6-8 pm

The event is open to anyone who identifies as a woman. 

Free childminding is available.  

Please register here, by calling 403-264-1155, or email:

Events in the community 

Calgary's 12th Annual Valentines' Day Women's Memorial March

Friday, February 14 marks the 12th Annual Valentines' Day Women's Memorial March. The event will take place at Scarboro United Church and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with presentations and performances. The march will begin at 7:00 p.m, with light refreshments served after. 

The March works to raise awareness about violence against women, and inspire change. If you are interested in attending, click  here  for more information.

Three generations of influential Indigenous women writers speaking at U of C literary event 

Come to MacEwan Hall at the University of Calgary on Friday, February 28 from 7-9 p.m. to hear three generations of distinguished women, Lee Maracle, Leanne Betasamosake, and Gwen Benaway read from their respective works and take part in a panel discussion. 

For more information and to RSVP to this free event, click  here.

Fact of the month:

Women's unpaid care work has a monetary value of $10.8 trillion a year.

The monetary value of unpaid work globally for women aged 15 and over is at least $10.8 trillion annually - three times the size of the global tech industry. 

Read more in Oxfam's latest report, Time to Care, or in an interactive summary of 
the report.

Ways to Connect 

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Youth and children
Gender (In)Equality

The 2020  Global Gender Gap Report  highlights the impact of disproportionate unpaid work done by women: "
Without changing legislation, cultural and social attitudes towards the relative amount of time women spend on unpaid domestic work and care, the burden of household and care duties will not be re-balanced, a situation that will continue to undermine women's opportunities."

"These are remarkable, how widespread [the gaps] are. [...] We need to continue to study them, understand them and think about what policies might be appropriate to address them."

This short feature focuses on  concrete examples of how gender-based analysis, a tool that 150,000 federal civil servants have already been trained to use, has the ability and potential to make a difference in the lives of girls and women - as well as boys and men.

"It's time to stop feeling guilty about ourselves as consumers and start feeling guilty about ourselves as citizens," says the author of The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success.

Culture and Sports 

We would like to acknowledge that the Women's Centre is situated on the traditional
territories of the Treaty 7 First Nations people and is also home to M├ętis Nation of Alberta, Region III.