Back to school time has long been one of mixed emotions. This year the usual feelings of excitement, anxiety, hesitation and confusion may even more heightened with the uncertainty of our global pandemic. Children have been away from the structured school atmosphere for almost six months and whether yours will continue to learn from [...]
Pride 2020 provides us with an opportunity to consider the intersection of sexuality and race. This year’s Pride happens with the backdrop of anti-racism activism. We have been flooded with images of anti-Black racism and many people are joining together to take a stand against racism. In recognition of this moment, let’s centre the [...]
It was the summer of 1969, in Manhattan, New York. On June 28, the Stonewall Inn, a hangout for LGBTQ2S+ persons was raided by police. It was raided simply because it was known as a “gay” establishment. It was raided because of bigotry. The Stonewall’s patrons were tired of the ongoing police harassment and [...]
A message to our community partners: I want to take a moment to thank you, our community partners for demonstrating how incredibly effective we call all be when we come together to support one another. It has been a difficult time and a steep learning curve for all of us, as individuals and organizations. [...]
As the pandemic continues and we're are still trying to settle into 'the new normal', added fear, uncertainty, stress and anxiety are emotions many of us are still grappling with. Over 50 per cent of Canadians are finding it stressful to leave their homes for public spaces and 40 per cent anticipate the worst [...]
MEDIA RELEASE: YW Calgary offers a new, free online 15-minute tool to help Canadians cope with uncertainty
For Immediate Release CALGARY, July 14, 2020 – As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Canadians still face uncertainty and anxiety about the pandemic itself, the economy and the added stress at home and at work. YW Calgary is here to help individuals manage their stress by offering Canadians a free online 15-minute tool from their Mindfulicity [...]
Talia Bell, Vice President, Programs and Services shares a message of hope with our community with a video message. If you or someone you know needs help, YW is here for your right now. Our 24/7 crisis line is always open: 403.266.0707. See all of our programs and services.
MEDIA RELEASE: The YWCAs of Alberta Urge Province to Include Women and Girls in Post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan
For Immediate Release June 11, 2020 – Calgary, AB – YWCAs have been advocating for women and girls for over 113 in years in Alberta. The four organizations are concerned that women and girls have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic and have submitted six recommendations to the Alberta Economic Recovery Council. The recommendations include [...]
Jan Damery, Vice President, External Relations and Engagement, shares a message with donors to say thank you! YW and the families we support need the help of our amazing donor and community now more than ever. Learn how you can help.
For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a wave of uncertainty and stress to our daily lives. During this time, it is important to understand that your feelings and emotions are normal and that you’re not in this alone! This blog is part of a wellness-focused series that provides some tools and strategies used [...]