Social Issues | August 2018   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
 Gender, Justice and Health Care

Did you know that women are more likely to survive a heart attack if treated by a female doctor? Or that only 15% of women in Nunavut reported having regular access to a medical doctor? Want to learn more about gender, social justice, and our health care system? Join us for a Social Issues Discussion, learn from a local physician and advocate, and share your stories and suggestions for improving women's access to health care in Alberta.
Radio Spotlight

The Ongoing Cultural Genocide of Indigenous Canadians
This episode of Cited is part of Discourse Media's BC Child Welfare Media Day: a multi-organization collaboration with media outlets across the province telling stories about the child welfare system.

Events

Thurs, October 4, 11:30-1:30
Olympic Plaza

October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who are our reason for demanding continued action.
Sept 4-17th

A series of presentations are taking place at City Hall to guide budget plans for 2019-2022. Citizens are welcome to attend and share their perspectives. 
Wed, Sept 16, 3:30-5:30
Mount Royal University

Calgary's Poverty Reduction Strategy is getting a refresh to ensure that it remains relevant to the needs of Calgarians. 
 
Saturday Sept 1, 1pm

The Dyke and Trans March is a community event for the trans and dyke-identified people of Calgary and the Treaty 7 area. 
Sunday Sept 2, 11am

2018 brings forth the 28th iteration of the annual Calgary Pride Parade - the signature event that colours all of downtown Calgary with rainbows and smiles! 
 


















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Poverty

Despite the increased coverage of sexual assault and violence against women in this #MeToo era, the experiences of poor women, racialized women and women who use drugs are still widely overlooked.


Indigenous Women's Issues
Environmental Issues

The lost summer: the emotional and spiritual toll of the smoke apocalypse
Headlines declared it " terrifying." Edmonton was dubbed an " apocalyptic ghost town."  The Star declared, "It's not the end of the world. It just looks that way."
As it turns out, there's little disagreement when it comes to wildfire smoke: it's alarming.


Employment

And all the rest



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.