The CHW Calgary Bat Yam Women’s Centre was established in the mid-1940s and began its activities by giving home classes for the local women.
Today, the Calgary Bat-Yam Women’s Centre provides a welcoming environment and continues to offer many different activities and programs to a broader population in the Bat-Yam area. Throughout the year, the Centre serves over 100 senior citizens, welcomes over 50 young women, both married and single, and sees many children come through its doors.
Here are just a few of the programs offered at the CHW Calgary Bat-Yam Women’s Centre:
Healthy House: An after-school program for children who are seven to 10 years old. A professional with training in early childhood education and social work leads them in educational and fun activities. This program plays an important role for children who have challenges at home.
Cooking and Baking Classes: The majority of women enrolled in the program are 50 years or older, but the class also attracts young mothers. The class is taught by a professional chef and ncourages women to meet and socialize with new people, and for mothers and children to bond.
Divorced Women’s Program: Offered to women who are going through a divorce, who may not be aware of their legal rights, and are unable to afford a lawyer. This is an essential service for these women; ensuring they are being adequately represented and receiving what they are entitled to.
Exercise Group: An exercise program for seniors. The group listens to music as they move and stretch. It’s an opportunity to socialize in a healthy atmosphere. Many of the women in this program have made new friends and attend other programs that the Centre offers.