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Canada’s National Tragedy

2015-12-11T10:06:45-06:00December 11th, 2015|Our View|

By: Elsbeth Mehrer, Director External Relations, YWCA of Calgary We applaud this week’s announcement of a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. At last, we believe, this government of Canada recognizes the depth of the traumatic experiences of Aboriginal women and their families. This is Canada’s national tragedy. According to Statistics Canada, aboriginal [...]

Media Release: SALE OF YWCA DOWNTOWN CITY BLOCK ANNOUNCED

2015-11-26T08:48:05-06:00November 26th, 2015|Press Releases|

Calgary, November 26, 2015 - The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) and Great Gulf Group of Companies are pleased to announce the successful completion of a sale/purchase transaction for the full city block at 320 5th Ave S.E, Calgary, Alberta. This landmark deal is one of the largest downtown transactions in recent history and represents notable [...]

Media Release: YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala

2015-11-19T12:32:33-06:00November 19th, 2015|Press Releases|

CALGARY, November 19, 2015 –The 5th annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala will be held this evening with keynote speaker Martin Luther King III. For nearly 20 years, Mr. King has been motivating audiences around the world with his insightful message of hope and responsibility. Human rights activist, global humanitarian and political leader, Mr. King has [...]

Media Advisory: Tickets on sale

2015-09-08T06:40:38-06:00September 8th, 2015|Media Advisory|

WHAT:  The YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala brings the community together for a formal evening to elevate the voices of women. The event features dinner and cocktails, an art and diamond raffle, a live auction and this year’s keynote speaker Martin Luther King III. Tickets are limited and on sale now at ywcalgary.ca/whywhisper WHY:   The funds [...]

Universal Child Care benefit fails to create shared benefit

2015-07-20T11:46:23-06:00July 20th, 2015|Our View|

With today’s payout of increased baby bonuses to an estimated four million families, we’re reminded again of the difference between what’s equal and what’s equitable. The expanded Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), enacted by the Government of Canada this spring, will result in significant retroactive payments today and regular monthly payouts moving forward to individual [...]

Voting for Justice

2015-05-01T08:43:37-06:00May 1st, 2015|Our View|

Over the past several weeks, provincial candidates have been sharing their thoughts and opinions on the future of Alberta as they campaign for the votes we will cast on Tuesday, May 5. As this article: Missing woman’s bleak fate should haunt us all, from the Edmonton Journal yesterday notes, there has been very little mentioned [...]

Fresh starts and opportunities

2015-03-20T14:34:39-06:00March 20th, 2015|Our View|

On the first day of spring, many of us are thinking about fresh starts, house cleaning and ideas for the garden that is yet to sprout. For many however, it is just another day when they have to face challenges that impact their ability to have a home to clean; a meal on the table; [...]

Domestic violence awareness at Super Bowl

2015-02-02T13:57:59-06:00February 2nd, 2015|Family Violence, Our View|

Yesterday, millions gathered around their television sets to cheer for their favourite football team, eat junk food, and enjoy the Super Bowl.  While Canadians did not see the same, highly anticipated commercials during the game as those across the border, some have been so talked about that many have searched them out on YouTube and [...]

YWCA BLOG: Affordable Housing is Priority one

2013-10-18T14:38:57-06:00October 18th, 2013|Our View|

48 months: 24 of those to take bold action on affordable housing. Such is the mantle Calgary voters can hand to incoming members of Calgary City Council on Monday. When we select a mayor and councilors (officially, as of Monday, we’re done with the outdated and sexist Alderman language!) we can choose to vote for [...]