Connections  |  February 2017    
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
New Environmental Discussion Series
at the Women's Centre

Have you ever thought of how the environment uniquely affects women? We have! That's why we started a discussion series about the environment, inviting women from diverse backgrounds to contribute their thoughts and experiences. We had the first discussion of our series in January as an introduction to this interesting topic.

Click here to read more about the event and how to get involved.

The Valentine's Day Memorial March works to raise awareness and inspire change in regards to violence against women. Although gendered violence affects all women, Indigenous women face compounded and unique risks.

Women's Centre staff and volunteers will be attending; join us at the Scarboro United Church at 6:30pm for speeches. The march will begin at 7pm and light meal will follow.

Click here for more information.

Environmental Issues Discussion Series:
Food Security

Join us for a discussion and workshop on the topic of food security.

Wednesday February 15
6 - 7:30 PM

We'll discuss food insecurity, the way it is experienced worldwide, and learn about local initiatives and sustainable solutions happening in Calgary. Esther Bogorov from Rhubarb Collective will lead us in a workshop to answer common questions about food security.

Click here to RSVP

Call for Scotiabank Marathon Participants!

Do you love to run or walk? Do you find yourself mentioning the Women's Centre in your daily conversations? Do you have a New Year's resolution to participate in a race? If you answered 'yes' to any or all of these questions, we have an opportunity for you!

The Women's Centre is organizing a team participate in the Scotiabank Marathon Charity Challenge again this year and is looking for individuals and groups to raise money while running/walking for a good cause.

If you are interested in joining the team, contact Karen for more information at

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Meet Katie, Julie, and Blaire!

A new semester means new practicum students welcomed to the Women's Centre community! Click the links below to read more about these wonderful women, their thoughts on feminism, and what they hope to learn during their time here.

International Women's Day Celebrations

Join us at the Women's Centre on Wednesday March 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm  to share food in our potluck, enjoy some music from our new Artist in Residence, hear from a special guest speaker, participate in some great activities, and so much more!

We are looking for volunteers to help us with this fun event, if you are interested please contact Blaire at

"Be Bold for Change" is our theme for 2017. We want to emphasize hope for women in the years to come and recognize the power of stories to create change, while still acknowledging the many hurdles remaining on the path to gender equity. We thought this year's theme would inspire you to reflect upon past challenges and successes, and work to create a better and more inclusive world for all women!

Social Issues Discussion:
Join us for a conversation hosted by Annie Hartle, from Calgary Outlink, and Pepper Laughington, a local transgender woman. We'll learn about Calgary Outlink's resiliency model for providing services and guiding sensitivity training regarding LGBTQ issues, followed by Pepper sharing her personal story of living day-to-day with resilience. 

Pepper will be available to answer any questions you have regarding transgender issues from her lived experiences and perspectives. Resources available to transgender women will be incorporated into this workshop.

This workshop is open to all women-identified people and non-binary femme folks.

Child minding is available for this workshop. 

Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete February calendar. 

If you could design your own perfume bottle, what would it look like? What shape would you choose? How would it smell and what would you call it? In this paint class participants will be guided to design, create and paint their own perfume bottle and label. You will take home a beautiful personalized painting that
you'll be proud to frame and display. 
Want to learn about creating change in your community? Join us for a workshop on active citizenship and learn how to
navigate systems with change in mind. We'll also talk about the Women's Centre's Work for Change area, and how volunteers can get involved. This workshop is open to all women.

This is a conversational group where women have an opportunity to practice English for daily situations. Drop-in basis; no sign-up required.

No children in these workshops, please.

Child minding is available by request on Mondays from 1 - 3 pm and for drop-in on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 8 pm. Contact Amanda by phone at 403-264-1155 or at to register your child(ren). 

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.