About YW Calgary

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.

Our Mission

To intervene, empower, and lead when and where women need us most.

YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. During our more than 106 year history, we have touched tens of thousands of lives and have continually evolved our programming to meet the changing needs of women in the community.

YW is one of the largest social agencies in the city, serving more than 7,600 Calgarians in 2015 alone.

The Next 100 Years

Although other agencies focus on women’s poverty and family violence, YW  also provides a continuum of services focused on moving women from a position of vulnerability to one of sustainable strength and opportunity.

Our Vision and Intentions

We envision women thriving in a safe and equitable community.

  • To be a catalyst to a city sensitive and responsive to the real needs of women
  • To be a leader in ending family violence and poverty
  • To be a work place of choice for people committed to measurable impact