Everyone deserves to feel welcome and safe in the spaces we live and work in, but unfortunately this isn’t the reality for many.
The LGBTQIA+ community continues to face discrimination, bigotry and hate, among other hardships and barriers, even in communities like ours. June is recognized as Pride Month to show support for this community and demonstrate that love is stronger than hate, no matter who or how you love.
Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we lift up the LGBTQIA+ community by making safe and inclusive spaces within our workplaces, community centres, public spaces and society in general. And this work goes beyond just taking action for a dedicated month, but is something that we should continually practice in our everyday lives. WINS is proud to be an open-doors organization, meaning we will help anyone who is in need regardless of their sex, gender, race, religion, education, career or any other demographic. We strive to reduce barriers through our operations and create accessible places within the Calgary community where all feel safe and supported.
Celebrate Pride Month with WINS
Looking to get involved and connect with others in your community? WINS offers a range of public activities and events out of our Community Resource Hubs within Calgary designed to uplift and empower.
English as a Second Language
WINS now offers weekly ESL in our both our Dover and Beltline Community Resource Hub locations, on Tuesdays and Thursday, respectively. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info regarding the Beltline location and email@example.com for info regarding the Dover location.
Awakenings for Women
Looking to connect with women from around the world? Join us as we gather in a safe environment to share our ideas and experiences. This month, we are discussing Self-Esteem, Healthy Relationships, Self-Love and more. Awakenings for Women meets at our Erin Woods Community Resource Hub location every second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more info and to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Learners – Is your child ready to start school? Join us as our Early Learners program equips parents with the skills and info needed to get your 3-to-5 year old children ready for their first day of classes. Please contact email@example.com for more info.
Father’s Day – Celebrate the special father figure in your life with WINS with a special card from the heart. Children are invited to our Temple Resource Hub location on June 8 from 3 to 4 p.m., and our Erin Woods Resource location on June 9 from 3 to 4 p.m., to make a picture frame and colour a card for their dad or father figure.
Neighbour Day Events – Join us on June 14 & June 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at our various Community Resource Hub locations to celebrate Neighbour Day with games and discussions with your fellow neighbours. This is a chance to connect with your community, and this month we’ll be exploring the theme of Pride Month and its purpose.
Our WINS Community Resource Hubs can connect low income members of the LGBTQIA+ community with Gender Affirming Gear through Point of Pride’s free Binder and Shapewear programs. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d like to wish a happy and safe Pride Month to all those celebrating. We are committed to continue advocating for and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community through our work.