Social Issues | July 2018   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
 Share your thoughts on Transit

Funding for the Low Income Transit Pass sliding scale (which enables people in deep poverty to get passes for $5.15) is set to end in 2019. 
Fair Fares is a local group of low-income people and community organizers working to ensure this program continues. Together, we are collecting stories to help advocate in favour of this program. We know that thousands of people across Calgary have benefited from the pass.
Share your thoughts on the sliding scale here, or talk to Sarelle at the Centre.
Radio Spotlight

Bumping into Walls is a monthly, conversation-style spoken word program about living with vision loss, the challenges, the successes, and the day-to-day walls we all bump into.

Thursday August 16, 5:30pm
Starting at the Women's Centre 

Join us on our annual walk to uncover the HERstories of our neighbouring communities! We will highlight the amazing women who have worked to make our communities stronger and discuss what still needs to be done. Stay tuned here for stop highlights!
August 7-11
John Dutton Theater, Calgary Central Library 

Recognized as an excellent platform for sharing experiences, knowledge, and practical solutions necessary to address issues of racism and discrimination, the Human Rights Forum presented by UNAC Calgary encourages systemic change across the Canadian community in a positive and safe environment.

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The Poverty Project (click for full size) 
What does it mean to be poor in Canada? 
Part one of this two-part study from the Angus Reid Institute examines the state of poverty in Canada by looking at lived experiences, rather than income, with some striking results.

It's Not Just the Tampon Tax: Why Periods Are Political
Indigenous Women's Issues
Children and Care

Child Care Deserts (interactive map)
Work and Women
On average, they were just under 40 years old. Two-thirds were women. Roughly half were immigrants.

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.