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Dear Volunteers: thank you!

2019-04-10T15:40:42-06:00April 7th, 2019|Our View|

Volunteers are the soul of any non-profit organization and YW Calgary is no exception. Our work can only be done in concert with our committed volunteers, donors, community partners and women and their families. Each volunteer is a key component in helping YW achieve our mission to intervene, empower and lead where and when [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: YW CALGARY CELEBRATES WOMEN IN CALGARY

2019-02-28T13:52:47-06:00February 28th, 2019|Media Advisory|

MEDIA ADVISORY: YW CALGARY CELEBRATES WOMEN IN CALGARY WHAT: On Friday, March 8, 2019 YW Calgary is proud to host the 6th annual YW CELEBRATE event, an evening reception in honour of International Women’s Day. YW CELEBRATE recognizes and applauds the achievements of women and brings awareness to issues of pay equity and gender [...]

Guest Blog: Ally is a verb not a noun

2019-02-21T09:53:47-06:00February 21st, 2019|Our View|

A team member at YW took a brave and bold step recently to share her experience for Black History Month. We often speak about being advocates, allies and warriors for and with women. What we sometimes forget to say is that it’s not just women who might be experiencing domestic abuse, homelessness or poverty. [...]

Addressing Poverty

2019-02-20T13:31:28-06:00February 15th, 2019|Our View|

At YW Calgary, we work with women on some of the hardest days of their lives. Days when they’re leaving an abusive relationship, struggling with homelessness or poverty, navigating their way forward to a new job or learning to speak English. Approximately 80 percent of the families we support are low income, many of [...]

YWHISPER 2018

2018-11-26T11:49:00-06:00November 26th, 2018|Our View|

Tuesday, November 20th, was YW’s 8th annual YWHISPER Fundraising Gala, which brought together supporters, donors and advocates to raise funds in support of women and their families who are struggling with poverty, domestic abuse and social isolation. YW was joined by former NFL player and one of TIME Magazine’s 2017 “Persons of the Year”, [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: YWCA HOSTS 2017 – 2018 REPORT TO COMMUNITY WITH UNVEILING OF TIME CAPSULES

2018-07-05T16:43:17-06:00June 20th, 2018|Press Releases|

CALGARY, June 20, 2018 – YWCA Calgary (YW) is proud to host today at 3:45 p.m. its 107th Annual General Meeting, with a special glimpse into the organization’s history. The formal business meeting will be followed by the opening of time capsules, found behind building cornerstones with some of the descendants of their founding [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: YWCA URGES SOCIAL MEDIA USERS TO TURN ON THEIR SOUND TO HELP THOSE SUFFERING IN SILENCE

2018-05-28T11:04:24-06:00May 28th, 2018|Press Releases|

YWCA URGES SOCIAL MEDIA USERS TO TURN ON THEIR SOUND TO HELP THOSE SUFFERING IN SILENCE Organizations demonstrate that listening is the first step towards healing with clever PSA. Calgary, May 28, 2018 - YWCA’s across western Canada have launched a campaign that urges viewers to stop and listen to survivors, as part of [...]

Mother’s Day

2018-05-11T11:10:39-06:00May 11th, 2018|Our View|

Mother’s Day is bittersweet day at YW. Women who find their way to YW are often fleeing abuse, experiencing poverty, homelessness or isolation. Some have left their homes because they’re no longer safe and some have stayed because they know leaving could make things worse or will enter them into the cycle of poverty. [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: YW CALGARY CELEBRATES WOMEN

2018-03-12T10:57:15-06:00March 12th, 2018|Press Releases|

CALGARY, March 8, 2017 – Today, on International Women’s Day, YW Calgary is proud to host an evening reception to honour women of all ages and speak out against barriers women continue to face at its 5th annual YW CELEBRATE event. More than 250 women and men will gather tonight at The Bow in [...]