A path forward. Together.

Support, shelter or just a shoulder to lean on.
We’re the YWCA and we’re here for you.

We are YW Calgary

We are dedicated to breaking cycles of family violence, homelessness, and poverty. When and where she needs us most, we provide emergency shelter, housing, counselling, child development and support. Share in our mission by helping to foster healthy women, healthy families, and thriving communities.

Everyone here has been so helpful with figuring out my next steps, especially at a time when I couldn’t think straight.

Meet the new YW!

We support our clients in meeting their immediate, and most basic, needs and then work directly with them to create positive change in their lives. We believe that healthy women and healthy families lead to thriving communities.

Housing Programs

Shelter for the homeless

Housing Programs

Counselling Services

Support for those experiencing family violence

Counselling Services

Education Programs

Language and employment support to empower

Education Programs

Child Development

Where parents and children can learn, play and grow

Child Development

From Our Blog

Think Big! Lead Now!: Recapping a weekend in Ontario

“’No’ is a complete sentence.” “Your daughter is going to face violence if she shows who she is.” [...]

Working to Make Life Better: Budget 2017

Brace yourself, we’re about to talk budgets. In case you had accidentally stuck your head in the sand […]

100 Years of International Women’s Day

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” […]

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News and Media

Media Release: YWCA CALGARY SHEDS LIGHT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

For immediate release YWCA CALGARY SHEDS LIGHT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE CALGARY, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Today YW […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: MONICA LEWINSKY TO SPEAK ON CYBERBULLYING AT GALA

WHAT: YW Calgary is proud to host Monica Lewinsky, ‘patient zero’ for internet bullying as their keynote speaker […]

MEDIA RELEASE: INTRODUCING YWCA CALGARY: THE FRESH NEW PERSONALITY

For Immediate Release INTRODUCING YWCA CALGARY: THE FRESH NEW PERSONALITY CALGARY, October 19, 2016 – Today, YWCA Calgary […]

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