Edmonton Queer History Project

Celebrating the People, Places, and Events that built the Queer Community in Edmonton

Every Woman’s Place by Sheryl Ackerman

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Sheryl Ackerman wrote us an account of “Every Woman’s Place” which you can download in full here (PDF along with attached images: Every Woman’s Place submission Revised.

Touted as Edmonton’s first successful women’s centre, Every Woman’s Place opened on International Women’s Day in 1982. It was located in a lovely older building in the Oliver area at 9926 – 112 Street.

It was operated by a collective non-profit society and run entirely by volunteers (I among them). I remember, almost verbatim, a conversation, which illustrates the sense of common purpose and ownership.

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