Connections  |  October 2017    
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Celebrate 20 Years of Community, Connections and Support

The Women's Centre invites you to an afternoon celebration marking 20 years of being a space for women to support communities and for communities to support women. 
Join us for tours of our space, birthday cake, reminiscing about the past, and fun!

Wednesday October 18
3:30 - 6:30 pm
Women's Centre of Calgary
39 4 Street NE

This event is an open house - everyone is welcome to drop in so there is no need to RSVP.

Mount Royal University Speaker Series: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters
This event is an opportunity to discuss diversity and inclusion with both business leaders and advocates, and understand their own personal journey with championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This free event is organized by MRU Changemakers in partnership with the Institute for Community Prosperity and Mount Royal University.   

Wednesday October 11
3:30 - 5:30 pm
National Beer Hall
240 8 Avenue Southwest

Click here to register 

Webinar: Supporting immigrants & refugees with disabilities
In this webinar, social work professor and long time activist Yahya El-Lahib, will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers could improve their practices. This is a free webinar organized by the University of Calgary.

Wednesday, October 25 
12 - 1 pm

Click here to sign up

Spoken Word Event on the Theme of Hope
Poverty Talks! invites you to join them on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty for an evening of spoken word, where Calgarians with an intimate understanding of the impacts of poverty will perform original pieces on the theme of "Hope".This is a free event.

Tuesday, October 17
5 - 7 pm
The Genesis Centre
7555 Falconridge
Boulevard NE

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Check Out our Municipal Elections Blog Series

Candidates for mayor, councillors, and ward trustees have been announced, forums have taken place, and the early polls have opened. As election day is fast approaching, some people are wondering why they should vote. Look no further, we have the blog for you! 

Our Social Policy Committee volunteers created a blog series on Calgary's municipal election. The topics covered in this series include:
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Think About the Holidays!
Some of us are wondering where September went, while others are setting their Halloween plans. Here at the Women's Centre, we're thinking ahead to the holidays! 

Our Toy Room program is quite popular. L ast year, 1184 women and 2385 children received gifts generously donated by our community partners. We are anticipating similar numbers this year and need your help!  We won't be able to achieve the same success again 
this year without community support.

Here's how you can help:
  • Organize a toy drive with your family, friends or
  • Sponsor a shift as a group with in-kind or
    financial donations
  • Volunteer as an individual for the Toy Room
Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete October calendar.  

This class will be an introduction class for anyone new to yoga to learn simple and relaxing stretches. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Environmental Issues Discussion: Walk, Talk, and Connect with Nature | Wednesday, October 18 (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
Join us for a walking tour of nearby natural spaces. In this discussion we will spend some time walking, and diving into topics on what it means to be connected to nature as a female, barriers to connecting with nature, and share our favourite places to experience nature in Calgary. We'll meet at the Women's Centre.

Come and pick up needles and hooks to learn the basics of knitting. Experienced and beginner knitters welcome; we will cover all you need to know to make your own project that will keep you warm this winter! If you already have started a project, bring it along and share knitting secrets over a cup of hot coffee!

No children in these workshops, please.

Child Minding at the Women's Centre

Did you know, child minding is available at the Women's Centre on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 8 pm? You can bring your child(ren) while you attend a workshop, go to a legal appointment, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend in our community space. Children must be between 19 months and 12 years old.

Contact Amanda by phone at 403-264-1155 or at to register your child(ren). 

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.