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Guest Blog: Inglewood Welcomes YW with Open Arms

2019-07-12T13:35:41-06:00July 12th, 2019|Our View|

I attended the YWCA’s Neighbour Day festivities on June 15th to get a sneak-a-peek tour of the new ‘YW Hub’ complete in construction and scheduled to officially open its doors September 1, 2019. Community and neighbourhood collaboration were focal points around the visioning, design and construction of the YW’s new, state-of-the-art building. Members of [...]

GUEST BLOG: National Indigenous Peoples Day

2019-06-21T15:36:37-06:00June 21st, 2019|Our View|

As I, and many others shuffled into the rehearsal studio in the Arts Commons, children, families and elders sat wide-eyed waiting for the event to begin. We had all gathered at the Arts Commons to celebrate Indigenous culture and heritage for their National Indigenous People’s Day Celebrations. The room reflected the diversity of Calgary’s [...]

2019-06-13T17:43:03-06:00June 15th, 2019|Press Releases|

For Immediate Release CALGARY, June 15, 2019 – Today, YW Calgary is proud to celebrate Neighbour Day with our neighbours, volunteers and team members at our new home in Inglewood. In collaboration with community partners and local businesses, the Inglewood community is invited to enjoy a barbeque, family-friendly activities and receive a guided sneak-a-peek [...]

YWCA CALGARY CELEBRATES NEIGHBOUR DAY IN INGLEWOOD

2019-06-13T17:51:15-06:00June 13th, 2019|Media Advisory|

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: YW Calgary is proud to celebrate Neighbour Day with our neighbours, volunteers and team members at our new home in Inglewood on Saturday, June 15, 2019. In partnership with community partners and local businesses, the Inglewood community is invited to enjoy a barbeque, family-friendly activities and receive a guided sneak peek [...]

YWCA CALGARY AND ENBRIDGE ANNOUNCE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

2019-06-13T17:38:50-06:00May 16th, 2019|Press Releases|

For Immediate Release CALGARY, May 16, 2019 – YWCA Calgary is pleased to announce a new partnership with Enbridge Inc. focused on building and connecting community in the new YW Hub facility in Inglewood– the new home of YW. This purpose-built facility will provide safe spaces and hope for women and families who have [...]

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 [...]