Connections | November 2014
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Alberta Could Campaign

$1,165,953,111 and counting... that is how much money Alberta could have collected since April 1, 2014 if the province had implemented a progressive income tax. Did you know that Alberta is the only province in Canada that has a flat rate income tax? What options are there for the provincial government to increase revenue?

To answer this question, Public Interest Alberta is coordinating the Alberta Could Campaign to advocate for a progressive income tax and fair corporate taxes. This tax structure would give the provincial government a stable revenue to invest in important public services that benefit all Albertans. The Women's Centre Social Issues Committee has been working hard to support PIA's work. 
Visit our blog to read more about what Alberta could do with an extra $2 billion every year.  

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Shampoo Donations Needed 

We are very low on personal care items and really need your help! We desperately need shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and lotion. We are looking for new, unopened personal care items. Donations can be dropped off at 39-4th street NE Monday-Thursday between 9:30am-8:30pm, and on Fridays between 9:30am-1pm. For more information, please contact Linda by phone at 403-264-1155 or email 
Thank you very much!

Volunteer Appreciation 
Our volunteers are the best! We had a blast at the appreciation party on Oct. 21st.
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Make your Christmas Meaningful

The holidays can be a season to celebrate with close friends and family, or they can be a time of stress and worry. At the Women's Centre, we want to help women have access to the resources that make the holidays so meaningful. Read our blog to see how you can get involved.  
Mujeres! Las Necesitamos!

The Women's Centre of Calgary (El Centro de Mujeres de Calgary) est� buscando voluntarias que hablen ingl�s y espa�ol para el puesto de "Peer Support Volunteer." Si te has preguntado como puedes retribuir de alguna manera a esta sociedad, dispones de tres horas por semana y quieres compartirlas con otras mujeres, no dudes en comunicarte con nosotras.

Puedes llamar a Caterina al 403-264-1155 o llenar una aplicaci�n aqui.

Are Our Political Leaders Up For Debate?

We are proud to say that today the Women's Centre of Calgary is teaming up with The Alliance for Women's Rights to launch Up for Debate - a campaign calling on all federal political parties to make meaningful commitments to change women's lives for the better. 
Click here to learn about the issues.  
Commmunity Events

Join the Canadian Federation of University Women for a panel discussion at Parkdale United Church. For more information, call Judy at 403-282-0897.
Featured Workshops
Our workshops & groups are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete November calendar.

Join us to create your own dream catcher. Dream catchers are about magic, self-contentment and expressing yourself. All supplies provided. No children in this workshop please.

Come to this workshop and learn to recognize family violence in all its forms, respond to victims in a supportive, non-judgmental way, handle difficult conversations and effectively refer individuals and families to local resources. No children in this workshop please.

Computer Help | Every Monday (10am-12pm)
Do you need help working on the computer? Drop in on Monday mornings to get some help with writing a Word document, attaching files to emails or whatever other questions you may have. There will be a computer-savvy volunteer to help you! No need to RSVP.

Knitting and Crochet | Every Tuesday and Thursday (9:30-11am)
Come and pick up needles and hooks to learn the basics of knitting and crochet. All levels 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!

Yoga  |  Every Wednesday (12-1pm)

Join us for a unique class and learn the art of the Asana yoga offered by the Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre. Tap into the fluid rhythm of breathe married with movement in this inspiring yoga class. Masterfully led to fill you to the brim and remind you that you are a strong and powerful woman! All levels welcome. No children in this workshop please. 

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.