On Thursday, March 8, 2018 more than 250 women, children and men joined us at The Bow for YW CELEBRATE. This annual event in honour of International Women’s Day helped raise awareness about the barriers women face every day in our community.
In our efforts to #PressforProgress, we asked guests and the community to help raise $15,000 in support of our Women’s Employment Program. We are beyond thrilled to announce that in partnership with Benevity and our event sponsors Encana, TransCanada, and Corus Entertainment, more than $95,000 was raised! As a result, 95 women will gain the skills and confidence to achieve success in the workplace.
We encourage the community to continue to press for progress to create bright futures for women and girls. Stay connected with us, share your feedback, join the conversation on our social media, and continue to speak up and speak out in our community.
If you did not get a chance to donate, you can help even more women by making a contribution now to YW’s Women’s Employment Program. Your financial support will help us provide opportunities for women to thrive. We cannot do this work alone!
“We must remove barriers for women and girls allowing them to learn, grow and advance. We will be better for it and so will our economy.”
– Rebecca Morley, YW Board Chair