Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund Launched by CIWA

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Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association is thrilled to be launching the Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund. This unique scholarship will be awarded to immigrant and refugee women who are above 25 years of age, are past or current CIWA clients AND demonstrate financial need What is this scholarship for? The purpose of this scholarship is to further their education in pursuit …

Persons Day in Canada

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October 18 is Persons Day in Canada! On October 18, 1929 the historic decision was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal to include women in the legal definition of “persons”. This gave some women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women’s increased participation in public and political life. Alberta’s …

The 4th Annual Women’s Wellness Fair

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In partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre and the City of Calgary, Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting the 4th annual Women’s Wellness Fair. We will turning a one-day community fair into four days of activities, starting with a kickoff event on March 8 and continuing with workshops between March 9-11. Join us in our daily activities hosted under the 2021 …

New Scholarship Program: Leaders in Equality Award of Distinction

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The Alberta government has announced a new scholarship program called Leaders in Equality Award of Distinction (LEAD) Program Students who are working to reduce gender discrimination or studying in fields where their gender is traditionally under-represented can now apply for the LEAD program. Each successful student will receive $2,500. The scholarship program has two streams: Women in STEM award – …

Women’s Centre of Calgary: Online Games Night

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The Women’s Centre provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary. They offer women opportunities to both receive and provide support, connect with others and build community through a variety of programs. On December 17, from 6 PM – 7 PM MST, Women’s Centre of Calgary will be offering an Online Games Night for free! …

Online Webinar for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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November month is Domestic Violence Awarenesss Month in Canada. To learn more about this topic, you may view an upcoming presentation will provide a quick overview of pop culture and the media’s continuation and perpetuation of sexual violence, highlighting the interrelationship of anti-black racism, colorism, fatphobia and disability. The guest speaker is Monica Samuel, who is a community worker, social …

Free Program for Newcomers Interested in Starting A Business

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The School of Global Access of Bow Valley College runs a training program for newcomers who are interested in entrepreneurship. The program is called: Entrepreneurship: An Introduction for Newcomers Some quick facts about this program: This program helps newcomers who identify as women develop their business ideas You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or Convention refugee with CLB …