The Calgary Circle, a collective within The Circle, brings together women from all walks of life based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who have a shared passion and commitment to address the issues faced by disempowered women and girls across the globe.
The idea of creating The Calgary Circle began when a group of women came together to celebrate The Circle’s Chai Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. After that first meeting, nine women from diverse backgrounds and professions joined forces to form The Calgary Circle Executive Committee.
Members of The Calgary Circle are unified by their geographical base in the vibrant city of Calgary, located in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains. They are brought together by their commitment to support vulnerable and disempowered women locally and globally. They are dedicated to raising greater awareness in their community about sex trafficking, which is a growing problem in Canada and across the globe.
What They Have Achieved
On 20 January 2018, they joined the Women’s March in Calgary.
On Valentine’s Day in 2018, they raised their voices once again, this time to raise awareness about the Indigenous women and girls in Canada who have been murdered or have gone missing.
In June 2018 they had their official launch party, where they discussed how they will support their partner ACT Alberta and raised funds to support survivors of human trafficking.
The Calgary Circle also hosted their own Chai Day in 2018 to raise funds and awareness about gender-based violence.
In November 2018 they hosted a film screening of “The Sex Trade”, by Canadian filmmaker Eve Lamont, to raise funds for ACT Alberta.