Womanspace Resource Centre
For over 20 years Womanspace has worked for women’s political, social, and economic equality. We inform, educate and advocate for women in Southern Alberta. Our priorities include research, media awareness, education, information, community events, and advocacy. Presently, we focus on financial literacy and self-advocacy for women.
In the early 1980′s a group of local feminist women met to discuss and collectively respond to issues such as violence against women, the feminization of poverty, and pay equity. As a result a chapter of Alberta Status of Women Action Committee was established. In 1992 the name was changed to Womanspace Resource Center. In 1999, Womanspace participated in the establishment of the Campus Women’s Centre at the University of Lethbridge. The Campus Women’s Centre has since become an independent organization. Womanspace has been involved in a number of community projects such as the South West Alberta Coalition on Poverty.
We offer public education events on issues affecting women and provide workshops and forums in response to requests by local groups. In addition to providing information, resources and referrals to women, Womanspace Resource Centre works throughout the year with other local agencies to organize events that broaden community and media awareness on a variety of women’s issues. Womanspace conducts several larger initiatives through the year.
With the help from our financial supporters, volunteers and community outreach Womanspace worked directly with 654 women in 2012:
- Supported 150 women through eight sets of financial sessions to take control of their financial future.
- Assisted 192 women through direct client services such as assistance with banking, budgeting, dealing with debt and referrals to appropriate service delivery agents in the region designed to assist with long term attachment in the work force.
- Filed income taxes and child tax benefits for 312 women and their families.
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 403 329 8338.