Social Issues | July 2020  
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Learning about & Acting on Women's and Equity Issues

"Women's homelessness is a crisis in Canada. Women, girls, and gender diverse peoples experience some of the most severe forms of housing need. It is time for political action." 

Learn about the state of women's homelessness in Canada from the Women's National Housing & Homelessness Network, and consider adding your name to their petition.

The initiative is part of the Recovery for All 
campaign, led by advocates who believe it is time to end homelessness, once and for all.

If you believe now is the time for Canada to move towards a guaranteed income security program, accessible to all who need it - also known as basic income - consider supporting this Open Statement on Basic Income: A Case for Women.

At the Centre

Women Lead YYC Applications Close on Aug 11 

Women Lead YYC will meet 
six times on Tuesday evenings Sep 22 - Oct 27, 2020. Sessions will run from 5:30 - 8:00 P.M., and will cover topics such as community organizing, strategic communications, movement building, connecting with allies, and addressing systemic barriers and root causes of community problems.
We're assembling a group of 12 motivated women who are interested in building a network, and working for change at a local level. Sessions will take place in person at the Women's Centre while following AHS guidelines; however, the program could move online if provincial health circumstances change. This program is open to anyone who identifies as a woman.

Application deadline is August 11. For more details, contact Monique.

August Workshops

Some of our workshops are available online: for a full list of upcoming workshops and to register, view our calendar here

Do you ever question what is recyclable and what is not? If you are confused about "what goes where," you are not alone. To help solve the confusion, Green Calgary is offering a new and unique learning opportunity to the Women's Centre of Calgary on Wednesday, August 26, 5:00 - 6:30 PM, via Zoom
Register here.  

Open By Appointment For Services

Reminder: the Women's Centre is now open by appointment. In-person services include: taxes, personal care items, food hampers and computer access. 

In order to offer some in-person services, we rearranged our space and placed dividers to ensure physical distancing measures. We have also implemented phone and door screening processes.
Staff and volunteers continue to offer some supports by phone. For a full list of available services, visit our website.
In the Community 

City Council to Recruit for an Anti-Racism Action Committee

The Anti-Racism Action Committee will advise Council on the development and lead the implementation of a community-based anti-racism strategy. Applications will open mid-August. More information on the Committee is available here, while the details of how to apply can be found here.

Anti-Racism Virtual Town Halls

This summer, Calgary Arts Development is hosting a series of virtual town halls to discuss issues around the deep-seated racism that exists within our communities and systems, and how we can further develop anti-racist policies and practices governing our work.

August sessions will take place on August 12 & 26 from 3:00 - 4:00 P.M.

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Legacies and impacts of racism, continued 

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.