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Rose Campaign and gender-based violence

2019-12-05T16:17:34-07:00December 5th, 2019|Our View|

December 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day in 1989, 14 young women who were murdered at l’Ecole Polytechnique in a taregeted attack because they were women. Each year, YWCA's across Canada remember the women and re-commit to taking action on violence against women [...]

Empowering families this holiday

2019-11-28T16:40:11-07:00November 27th, 2019|Our View|

The holidays are soon upon us and the spirit of giving is in the air. For many, it is time to cozy up by the fireside— but unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury. On any given night, more than 170 women and children sleep at YW Calgary because here they are safe. Like many [...]

A final farewell to YW’s downtown location

2019-11-18T10:23:03-07:00November 16th, 2019|Our View|

This week, the YW team said a final good-bye with mixed emotions to YW's old building downtown. For nearly 50 years, the building located on 5th Avenue supported women and families in Calgary, initially as a hostel then transitional housing. Nearly 7 years ago, YW recognized a need for a new space that better [...]

Understanding Clare’s Law

2019-10-31T16:32:38-07:00October 31st, 2019|Our View|

What is Clare’s Law? In 2009, a woman from the United Kingdom named Clare Wood was killed by her intimate partner, who had a history of being a perpetrator of domestic violence. Following her death, Clare’s family advocated for the introduction of a policy whereby members of the public may request information on someone’s [...]

Fall Provincial Policy Priorities: supporting vulnerable Albertans

2019-10-21T14:24:40-07:00October 21st, 2019|Our View|

This fall’s budget promises to provide direction and clarity on what the provincial government is planning for the months and years to come. The McKinnon Report and the UCP platform have set out some clear priorities related to curbing the costs of healthcare, education, with a keen focus on promoting the economic competitiveness of [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey to speak at YW Calgary’s YWHISPER Fundraising Gala

2019-10-07T15:50:30-07:00October 8th, 2019|Press Releases|

For Immediate Release Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey to speak at YW Calgary’s YWHISPER Fundraising Gala Early bird tickets now on sale Calgary, October 8, 2019 – YW Calgary is pleased to announce the guest speakers for the 9th annual YWHISPER Fundraising Gala on March 4, 2020, are Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative [...]


2019-10-01T12:58:10-07:00September 28th, 2019|Press Releases|

For Immediate Release MEDIA RELEASE YW CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW HUB FACILITY CALGARY, September 28, 2019 – YWCA Calgary proudly gathers today with a visionary community of donors, supporters and all three levels of government to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new home in Inglewood – the YW Calgary Hub facility. Since [...]

Guest blog: the community’s YW

2019-09-09T16:29:02-07:00September 9th, 2019|Our View|

“A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured [...]