Social Issues | March 2020  
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Select Women's Centre Services Still Available Remotely

Staff and volunteers are still available to offer some supports to women by phone. We can currently assist women  with food bank referrals and peer support, as well as legal advice over the phone. For a full list of available services please visit our website, here

Please call us at: 
Monday - Thursday, 
9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 

We are also available  by  email and through Facebook Messenger
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The Women's Centre  is Going Virtual 

Stay tuned to the Women's Centre's  website, newsletter and social  media feeds for details on how  to access connections and learning  opportunities remotely. Some  of our workshops will resume  online by mid-April. 

Artists in Residence will be  featuring their work via Facebook  and our website, and Women  Lead YYC will be hosting virtual  alumni meet ups starting April 7  to connect and support one  another. 

For more details, contact our  Learning Program Coordinator, Monique

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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.