March 3rd, 2022
Sharing Circle about Basic Needs
We will be joining Elder Charlotte Yellow Horn McLeod in planting a pot with seeds while we participate in a sharing circle to share our thoughts on basic needs.
February 3rd, 2022
Sharing Circle about Basic Needs
We will be joining Elder Charlotte Yellow Horn McLeod in painting rocks while we participate in a sharing circle to share our thoughts on basic needs.
Organizers are We’re Together Ending Poverty (WTEP), and The Alex!
November 9th, 2021
Conversation with Bear Clan Patrol Calgary
September 30th, 2021
University of Calgary/Calgary Public Library events for Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Orange Shirt Day: Sept. 30 On Sept. 30, 2021, Orange Shirt Day recognizes and raises awareness about the residential school system in Canada, bringing people together in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the experiences of Indigenous peoples. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to explore the impact of residential schools, intergenerational trauma, and Indigenous resilience. The date was chosen as it aligns with the time of year when Indigenous children were forcibly taken from their homes to attend residential schools. Many did not return home, many were traumatized for life, and some were brave enough to share their stories. Through the acknowledgement of truth and increased awareness, we aspire to become a country where “Every Child Matters.” Join UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement and the Calgary Public Library for a day of online programming focused on intergenerational trauma and healing through the lens of Indigenous literature and film.
Monkey Beach: Film Screening and Discussion Sept. 30, 2021
6:30 – 9 p.m. MST Online (via Cya.Live)
Monkey Beach is a feature film adapting the novel by Eden Robinson, a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations in B.C. The novel draws the reader deep into a traditional world, a hidden universe of premonition, pain and power during a time when tragedy strikes a West Coast Indigenous community. This story explores the healing journey steeped in intergenerational trauma as the main character discovers deep connections with her ancestral world and spiritual beliefs. Presented by the Calgary Public Library in partnership with UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement, the film will be followed by a discussion with director Loretta Todd and actors Tina Lameman and Nathaniel Arcand. Event hosted by Judy Aldous from CBC’s Alberta at Noon, with opening prayer by Siksika Elder Adrian Wolfleg and reflective remarks from Dr. Michael Hart, UCalgary’s Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement).
August 19th + 26th, 2021
Candidates’ Forum regarding a city through the disability lens, presented by Disability Action Hall
Please share with your networks about two upcoming all city council forums where nearly 25 candidates will be joining us over the course of two sessions to talk about a city using a disability lens. We will also be taking questions from the floor and summarizing the questions for candidates to include in their address at 7:30 pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend. The webinars will be recorded.
June 24th, 2021
Making Visible our Shared History: The Context for Renaming Institutions
6 – 7:30 pm
Join this workshop with speaker Dr. Crystal Fraser to explore the importance of renaming institutions as a step towards reconciliation.
Dr. Fraser teaches in the History and Classics department, U of A. She is Gwichyà Gwich’in and originally from Inuvik and Dachan Choo Gęhnjik in the Northwest Territories.
This event is organized by the Reconcilation Action Group and co-sponsored by the Women’s Centre, Teach Me (Brentwood Cares), Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, We’re Together Ending Poverty, The Alberta Assembly of Social Workers, and the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary.
Please register through Eventbrite on the Women’s Centre page to get the Zoom link.
June 24th, 2021
Fireside Breakfast Chat about Basic Income with Dr Evelyn Forget
June 28th, 2021
Talking to politicians about basic income – free
5 pm MT
May 27th, 2021
Beyond Surviving: Basic Income in Canada online workshop
- Introductory presentation on principled basic income, intersectionality and poverty, and myths about basic income
- Film screening and small group discussions
Co-sponsored by Alberta Assembly of Social Workers, Alberta Men’s Network, University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work, and Teach Me Brentwood Cares
April 21st, 2021
Thriving Not Just Surviving: Basic Income and Complementary Currency
Description: This is a free event that is open to all! Our online interactive workshop includes a brief presentation on Calgary Dollars, the film screening of “The Manitoba Story,” an introduction to Basic Income, small group discussion and Questions and Answers.
We are excited to have you attend this event and ask only that you do your best to sign in on time as we have a tight schedule.
Date: Wednesday, April 21st, 6:30-8:00 PM via Zoom.
Organized by We’re Together Ending Poverty and Calgary Dollars
March 24th, 2021
Free Documentary Film! ‘The Manitoba Story: How Basic Income Changed Lives in Dauphin, Manitoba’
6:30 – 8:00 pm via Zoom. The film will be followed by a brief introduction to Basic Income in Canada and a discussion.
by March 31st, 2021
Basic income bill
Sign the federal bill introducing a basic income national strategy and piloting in one or more provinces.
January 26th, 2021
Basic Income Zoom Interactive Workshop for U of C students
We’re Together Ending Poverty: The Case for Basic Income in Canada
Tuesday, January 26th | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Online
Open to University of Calgary students – maximum of 25
Click on the link below to register:
This interactive workshop hosted by We’re Together Ending Poverty will engage participants in a discussion of: What is Basic Income? Why do we need a basic income programme in Canada? What are the myths surrounding Basic Income? What principles need to guide a Basic Income programme What political opportunities exist to achieve a Basic Income Program in Canada? How to take action on Basic Income? This event is free, online and open to University of Calgary students.
Also, this document will give you more places to stay in touch with our Basic Income actions:
December 15th, 2020
WTEP Meeting, 7 pm via Zoom
November 26th, 2020
October 17, 2020
Poverty Talks: International day to eradicate poverty 2020! Online webinar Saturday Oct 17, 1 to 3 pm. https://www.povertytalksyyc.org/2020/09/international-day-to-eradicate-poverty.html?fbclid=IwAR2SvPJrnlUOdPk5ZOLTGvG4mRP7Ow33DOChf4eOjBKUTkbEgjWm0opRMew
Basic Income Alberta: sign up to ‘become an advocate’ https://basicincomealberta.ca/take-action/
After being ‘approved’, you can access, toolkits and social media content (graphics, videos) to promote basic income.
March 17, 2020
WTEP meeting, 5:30 pm; Central Library, Room 3 – 10A
March 22, 2020
JFP FILM & POPCORN SERIES:
“Gaza Fights for Freedom”, 1 pm
Community Wise Resource Centre, 223 – 12 Ave. SW, Calgary
April 19, 2020
Indigenous Peoples Under Colonization: Canada/Palestine – Event 2
February 29th, 2020
December 17th, 2019 – WTEP Potluck Social
November 30th, 2019 – Resist the Cuts! Rally
Organized by teachers, public sector workers and others affected by the Kenney government cutbacks.
Rally on Saturday, November 30, from 11 am to 2 pm at the Westin Calgary Airport Hotel, 671 Aero Dr. NE. We are protesting at the AGM of the UCP being held at the hotel. Supported by Labour Council, Public Interest Alberta, ATA, AUPE, CUPE, UNA, HSAA, Friends of Medicare, Support Our Students, etc.
November 19th: WTEP meeting, Central Library
October 23rd – Workshop: Basic Income, U of C, 17 guests
April 24th – Workshop: Demystifying Basic Income – 87 guests
March 2nd – Forum: Indigenous Youth Under Colonization: Canada and Palestine, The Alex Community Food Centre. We hosted a public forum to share experiences of youth living under colonization in areas of health, education, justice and activism. The day consisted of key note speakers Dr. Mark Ayyash and Evans Yellow Old Woman, breakout sessions, a delicious lunch, and a cultural celebration. Organized by Justice for Palestinians Calgary and friends from Indigenous communities.
July 17th – Potluck Social and Land Acknowledgement Presentation by Michelle Robinson – 41 guests
May 26th – Bottle Drive Fundraiser
April 22nd – Bottle Drive Fundraiser
March 8th – Speech at the International Women’s Day March, City Hall
January 26th – Conversations on Racism, Misogyny and Classism in Alberta – 40 guests
September 24th – Garden Party Fundraiser
April – Housing as a Human Right Follow-up, Kerby Centre
March 12th – Workshop: Housing as a Human Right, Sunalta Community Centre
February 28th – Workshop: Gender Diversity: Skills and Respect. WTEP is a working group who have defined ourselves historically as women who want to educate and empower ourselves and others to end the causes of poverty rooted in capitalist and patriarchal systems of exploitation. How do we define ourselves and others, especially in terms of gender? WTEP felt the need to explore these questions further.
We decided to educate ourselves more about how gender is expressed, with the goal to become more aware as individuals of variations that exist, so that we can welcome people that want to work in solidarity with the goals of WTEP. We were very excited to have Brett Mason from Calgary Outlink working with us to facilitate and guide the process. Attendance was open to everyone.
September 6th – Bottle Drive Fundraiser, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
February 28th: Workshop: Guaranteed Annual Income with Kelly Ernst, Senior Program Director, Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, and Co-Chair of the North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress. Information sheet:
October 28th – Stand together for Social Justice in Solidarity with Occupy Calgary, Olympic Plaza, Calgary. WTEP members attended this rally and one member delivered a speech.
June 24th – “All Our Sisters” Conference Report Back, Women’s Centre; 20 women gathered to hear stories from this conference. A member from WTEP attended
June 8th – Workshop: Taking Action on Artificial Austerity in Alberta, Wed. Knox United Church. This workshop was a follow-up to an earlier forum entitled: Artificial Austerity: The Oilpatch and Poverty in Alberta. We began with a brief recap of points made in the first workshop, and then we engaged in an interactive and participatory process that generated creative ideas for moving to action. The goal is to challenge Conservative government policy that allows for excess oil profits while many Albertans continue to live in poverty, and our health and education systems suffer.
April 27th – Workshop on Consensus, Women’s Centre. This workshop explored the concept of consensus, and discussed the pros and cons of a consensus model for making decisions versus the traditional “majority votes” model and brainstormed what WTEP needs to put in place for a consensus model to be effective.
March 8th – WTEP Petition Launch – International Women’s Day Rally, Federal Building. Petition campaign ongoing: one for the Federal government and one to the provincial government – both involve extensive outreach. Speech:
February 16th – Public Forum on Artificial Austerity: The Oilpatch and Poverty in Alberta. Speaker: Regan Boychuk from Parkland Institute, U of A Centre organized by WTEP and the Parkland Institute, Calgary
January 8th – Bottle Drive Fundraiser, the Women’s Centre
October 4th, September 27th – Workshop: When Racism and Poverty Keep Women Poor. Using interactive exercises this two part workshop engaged participants in an exploration and understanding of the factors that hinder diversity and integration in our anti-poverty work. The Women’s Centre
July 7th – Presentation at City of Calgary Candidates Forum, Knox United Church
June 23rd – Submission to The Minimum Wage Policy Review, Carriage House Inn *pdf
June 15th – Workshop: Understanding the Economic Crisis Using a short video and participatory exercises, this workshop broadened our understanding of the root causes of economic crises
May 1st – Speech at May Day Rally, MacDougall Centre *pdf
March 12th – Speech at International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, City Hall *pdf
March 8th – Rally and Speech International Women’s Day, Carpenter’s Hall *IWD2010statement-2.pdf
February 18th – Workshop: Why you don’t have a job. Using a short video and participatory exercises, this workshop broadened our understanding of the root causes of the current economic crisis and provided a forum for discussing alternatives. The Women’s Centre
January 9th – Bottle Drive Fundraiser, The Women’s Centre
November 7th – WTEP at Public Health Care Rally at Tory Convention, Red Deer
October 24th – Speech at Olympic Plaza Health Care Rally
October 14th – Calgary Residential Tenants Meeting, Eau Claire Market Community Meeting Room. This event, organized by WTEP, saw the establishment of the Residential Tenants’ Association of Calgary. For more information about the association contact firstname.lastname@example.org
September 26th – Bottle Drive Fundraiser, The Women’s Centre
September 24th and 17th – Economics 4 Everyone, The Women’s Centre. We completed our first set of Economic Literacy Workshops.
June 20th – Workshop: Tenants’ Rights, Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Hall. Participants were eager to develop an organization that could bring tenants together, educate, and advocate to improve tenants rights.
February 19th – Creation of Artwork for and Participation in U of C Homelessness Conference, University of Calgary
June 13th – Affordable Housing Workshop and Film, Old Y Common Room (now CommunityWise)
May 1st – Speech at May Day Rally