Participants will be able to choose between an in-person event on September 19 or the virtual race experience from September 1 to 30.
Participants can view the event schedule and register here and add their names to the Women’s Centre Team located in the list of charities.
Federal Election 2021
The Federal Election takes place on Monday, September 20, 2021.
For more details, including how to register to vote, what form of ID is accepted and even what to do if you don't have ID please visit theElections Canada website.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation the Women's Centre will be closed for services on Thursday, September 30, 2021.
Our Women's Centre team is planning to participate with our community in some collective learning and reflection on the continued impacts of colonialism and the residential school system. Stay tuned for details on a planned event or events.
For resources and links for more learning, and some suggestions on how settlers can take action please visit the reconciliation section of our work for change resource page.
The National Residential School Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419 provides support 24/7 for anyone impacted by the residential school system.
The Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary offers an Elder line for individuals in need of support (open Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.) Call: 403-801-7482
Women Lead YYC Applications are Now Open
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. This program explores mindsets, leadership approaches and communication strategies that boost the chances of successfully influencing change.
We are now accepting applications for our Women Lead Fall 2021 cohort.
Please note: we are prioritizing applicants we were unable to accommodate in 2020/21 sessions cancelled due to COVID and so space in this cohort is limited.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
On Monday, September 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. join local visual artist, Manuela for a workshop. We will paint self-portraits and in doing so learn about the self. The class will be guided, so feel free to follow along or go at your own pace.
The Girls Programs provide girls-only safe spaces where they can learn about and share their knowledge of leadership, activism, and community building. We facilitate various activities that include music, crafts, discussions, and most importantly, girl-led sessions where girls practice their leadership skills. Girls tell us that our programs are fun and that they help them feel more confident and connected. Discussions and activities center around topics that girls are interested in from a gender-specific lens.
Join us at the Women’s Centre for a morning of knitting! All supplies will be provided for this in-person workshop at the Women’s Centre. In this workshop we will learn the basics of knitting, learn about knitting as activism in our community, and each knit a 7 in honour of our connection to the land and Treaty 7 territory.
Join us this fall for drop-in Practice English groups online and in-person at the Women’s Centre. This is a conversation group for women to practice English for daily life. This is a free program for any English level and no testing involved.