Women’s Centre of Calgary: Online Games Night

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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 …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in Alberta. Regular screening is the best way to detect it early when treatment has the best chance of working. What is breast cancer? Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast; A …

2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit

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The 2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit is happening next week, September 28 to 30! This is the ultimate free event for well-being and wellness conscious women! Learn how to become more confident, inspired, and empowered through self-defense secrets from 26 top self-defense experts in the world. Check out the detailed agenda and how to register here: https://womensselfdefensesummit.com * Although this is …

Gender Equality Week Sep 20 to 26

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Canada’s Gender Equality Week is being held from September 20 to 26, 2020. Advancing gender equality benefits everyone, women, men and gender diverse communities, and leads to greater health, happiness, and economic prosperity. For the recent 2 to 3 decades, Canada has made important progress to remove barriers to equality: added gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds of …

Making Changes – Employment and Life Skills program

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Know any immigrant women who are interested in increasing their confidence with finding work? Making changes has a free part-time program that helps immigrant women who are looking for work to gain confidence, plan their career, network, learn about Canadian Workplace Culture, how to market themselves in resumes and interviews, and how to find a job in Calgary.  Their workshop sessions will be offered through Zoom on Tuesday …