Social Issues | June 2020  
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At the Centre

Women Lead YYC Applications Now Open

Women Lead YYC  will meet 
six times on Tuesday evenings
September 22 - October 27, 2020. Sessions will run from 5:30 - 8:00 P.M., and will cover topics like 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.

July Workshops

Some of our workshops are now available online!
For a full list of upcoming July workshops and to register, view our calendar here
A virtual discussion on waste reduction and the importance of recycling, facilitated by Green Calgary. This discussion will empower you to properly manage your household waste and live more sustainably. You will also get tips on how to live with zero waste.
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 and will be held online via Zoom.

Community Garden at the Centre

Read about a volunteer-led gardening initiative at the Centre that grew out of the shutdown this spring. 

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. We are also providing coffee and pastries to women who visit for an appointment. 

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 (food bank referrals and peer support, as well as legal advice and taxes). For a full list of available services, visit our website.
Covid-19 support resources
In the Community 

Diamond Willow Youth Lodge Virtual Programs

Throughout the summer Diamond Willow Youth Lodge will be running virtual programming on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:00-7:30 P.M., featuring guest speakers from across Treaty 7. 

They will also be running physically distanced programming at various locations across Calgary on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 P.M.

All programming is free and run on a drop-in basis. Please register in advance on their website.

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