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Examining Environmental Justice this Black History Month

2023-02-07T08:52:34-07:00February 7th, 2023|Our View|

Lana Bentley, Guest Contributor Black history is characterized not only by adversity, but resilience. This month provides us with a reminder of the contributions that Black peoples have made not only to their communities but to the culture at large. Every February, we are called to learn and speak of the names of [...]

Guest Post: Canadian Mental Health Association Recovery College Partnership

2023-01-11T11:29:24-07:00January 11th, 2023|Housing, Our View|

Guest Contributor: Abby LaRocque, Canadian Mental Health Association YW Calgary works every day to establish a world where women and their families can thrive safely and equitably. They care about each other, their clients and the community and are driven by the lasting impact they have on women, their families and by extension, their community. [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Province wide collaborative campaign teaches people how to support someone experiencing family violence

2022-11-01T10:56:54-06:00November 1st, 2022|In the News, Media Advisory, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release Province wide collaborative campaign teaches people how to support someone experiencing family violence November 1, 2022 – Calgary, AB - Family violence is preventable. Simple conversations around the kitchen table are critical in ending family violence. A new campaign, #KeepitREAL launches today to teach people how to support someone who is [...]

A Path to Recovery: Growing Alberta’s Affordable Housing Stock and Recovery-Oriented Support Systems

2022-10-28T13:50:33-06:00October 28th, 2022|Advocacy|

As a member organization in Calgary’s Social Policy Collaborative, YW recently added our insight, data and recommendations to a joint report: A Path to Recovery: Growing Alberta’s Affordable Housing Stock & Recovery-oriented Support Systems. The brief calls on the Government of Alberta to take stronger action to ensure greater availability of affordable housing in [...]

Week Without Violence 2023

2022-10-21T09:28:58-06:00October 22nd, 2022|Our View|

Zandile Moyo, Guest Contributor The World Health Organization (WHO) defines violence as, "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation." In [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Famed defense lawyer and champion for equal rights Gloria Allred to speak at YW Calgary’s 2023 YWHISPER Fundraising Gala

2022-10-18T08:49:28-06:00October 18th, 2022|In the News, Media Advisory, Press Releases, YWHISPER 2023|

For Immediate Release October 18, 2022 YW Calgary is thrilled to announce that Gloria Allred, fearless lawyer pioneering the field for women and minority rights, will be the keynote speaker for the 11th annual YWHISPER Fundraising Gala, held at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre on March 8, 2023. Gloria’s work has placed her on [...]

WE ARE YW – Pritma Dhillon Chattha, Board Member

2022-09-27T14:43:44-06:00September 27th, 2022|Our View|

We are committed to sharing the changemakers who help empower our organization with you through our We Are YW series. This month, we wanted to highlight one of our incredible board members, Pritma Dhillon Chattha. A deeply involved member of our community, Pritma is a Yale educated nurse executive and award-winning serial entrepreneur [...]

Why more Canadians are leaving a gift to charity in their Wills

2022-09-13T13:38:57-06:00September 13th, 2022|Our View|

We are lucky. Supporters of YW Calgary are thoughtful individuals, who share a concern for women and families experiencing poverty, homelessness, domestic violence and mental health challenges and are committed to building a better future. Often people think about contributing to the causes they care about with monthly donations or volunteering time, but [...]

PASSING THE BATON – YW CALGARY WELCOMES NEW BOARD CHAIR

2022-08-05T15:21:42-06:00July 19th, 2022|Our View|

YW Calgary recently hosted their 111th Annual General Meeting which highlighted some of the amazing accomplishments of the past year, as well as welcoming the new Chair of the YWCA Board of Directors, Sharon Carry. Lara Murphy, who filled the role of Board Chair since 2020 – in the midst of the chaos [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: YW Calgary Welcomes All To The 111th Annual General Meeting

2022-06-30T13:49:32-06:00June 29th, 2022|In the News, Media Advisory, Press Releases, Women|

For Immediate Release June 28, 2022 YW Calgary is thrilled to welcome people back into their Hub facility in Inglewood today – Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 4:30 pm at 1715 17th Ave SE- to celebrate the last year’s successes and achievements as well as those who made it all possible. YW’s 111th Annual General [...]