Social Issues | May 2020  
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
We are Reopening! (By Appointment Only)

As of Monday, June 1, the Centre will be available again to women, by appointment only. In person services will include: taxes, personal care items and computer access. 

In order to offer some in-person services we have implemented a phone and door screening process, as well as rearranged the space and placed dividers to ensure physical distancing measures. 

Staff and volunteers are also 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 and taxes over the phone. For a full list of available services please visit our  website here.
Other Covid-19 support resources

Do you ever wonder 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.   
The program will include a series of interactive webinars with eye-opening learning tasks.

On  Monday, June 8, 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. join us, remotely, for a  discussion on Community Waste Exploration
You will learn exactly what should go into your residential recycling, compost and garbage carts. And, if you wonder why there are so many rules around it all, you will learn the fascinating science behind it. 

For more details and to register for this event, go to our website

Women Lead YYC is Moving Online

Women Lead YYC is a 
program  designed to support 
women who want to lead,  
influence or participate in 
collective action in order to 
improve their community.  

We will be hosting a Women 
Lead YYC cohort virtually in 
the fall.

Email Monique for application details.
In the Community 

Fiyah with Mariya
Our Artist in Residence Mariya Stokes is offering free, weekly, live concerts on her  Facebook page .

Every Monday at noon she will host Fiyah with Mariya. And Fridays at noon she hosts a kid-friendly version. You can enjoy 'family friendly tunes, stories, and glittery fun from the comfort of your home'.

Young Buffalo Program
The Young Buffalo Program is for youth ages 12 and up who are interested in learning more about themselves, their culture and building life skills. 

Sessions take place every Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. through Zoom. 

Visit the Diamond Willow Youth Lodge website for details and the meeting ID. 
Online Learning and Activism - Responses to the Pandemic
COVID-19 and Inequality: A primer and curated collection of relevant research by the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto

Feminist Resources on the Pandemic - a collection of articles curated by the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

Just Recovery Principles Launched
A group of 150 non-profit and campaign organizations from Canada just launched a set of six principles for a j ust recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. To learn about the principles, see the list of signatories, and for how you can get involved, visit their website.  

AWID's #Feminist Bailout online campaign
From June 1-5, 2020, the international feminist organisation Association for Women in Development (AWID) will be holding a week-long online rally to raise banners and demands for a #FeministBailout from the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, visit their website
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In Focus: Unequal Impacts of Covid-19 & Towards a More Equitable Recovery

Unequal Impacts of Covid-19
T owards a more equitable post-COVID recovery  

The actions that Ottawa takes could offer an opportunity to address some of the social inequities COVID-19 has exposed: that women are more often employed in marginal jobs; tend to make less money than men do; and represent the vast majority of health care, child care and elder care workers. 
The many people who toil behind the scenes in low-wage, precarious jobs deserve inclusive workplaces that value diversity and are more equitable.    

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.