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Think Big! Lead Now! – YW Calgary Style

2018-04-13T15:23:45+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Our View|

Featuring a post from YW team member who had the opportunity to travel to Ontario meet incredible women from across the country and hone in her leadership style! On March 8, I had the opportunity to take part in the Young Women’s National Leadership Summit hosted by YWCA Canada in the little town of Orillia, [...]

A New Evolution for YW Calgary

2018-03-28T15:11:18+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Our View|

This week YW celebrated a milestone in the construction of our new home with our long-time service partners from service partners from the Government of Alberta and the City of Calgary. We announced $8.6 million dollars in funding from the provincial and municipal government to support our transitional housing program. As our project evolves before [...]

International Women’s Day: Press for Progress

2018-03-02T16:19:15+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Our View|

Maclean’s covers offered two a visual representation of what the pay gap looks like for men and women.  In Canada, the pay equity gap can range from eight per cent to as high as 50 per cent, which means that women consistently have to do more with less. Women in Alberta face some of the [...]

Calling for change: Tina Fontaine

2018-02-23T11:08:59+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Our View|

More than 1,200 Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been murdered in Canada. This number represents the number of women and girls that Canada has failed. It represents a system, a culture and a society that has continually told Indigenous women, girls and their families that their lives are disposable. It took [...]

Healthy Relationships

2018-02-10T10:11:24+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Our View|

We’ve all heard about this mythical unicorn known as a healthy relationship, it is the gold standard by which we must hold every relationship too. It apparently exists somewhere in the universe, but no one can seemingly explain what it entails. Having a healthy relationship is not a topic that you learn in school (despite [...]

Blue Monday, grey January & underemployment

2018-01-31T15:25:46+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Our View|

Like many Calgarians, Julie found herself affected by the economic downturn in 2016. She lost her job and was unsure where to turn for support. Unsuccessful in her job search for several months she began searching for tools and strategies to help her secure employment. Julie found YW and immediately felt welcomed and connected with [...]

Women’s March & #MeToo

2018-01-29T11:28:08+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Our View|

January 2017 women from around the world came together in solidarity and marched against the hate, division and vitriol the 2016 United States election had created, leaving many fearful for their rights and their future. In the year since the first Women’s March, there has been a shift in the public conversation. More and [...]

New Year, New City?

2018-01-13T11:11:08+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Our View|

New Year, new me? That’s the kind of response we’ve been seeing over social media and in the news for the last few weeks, which got us thinking, as a women serving organization what would be three new years resolutions we would want to see in our community and in our province? What can Calgary [...]

Giving Back: Holiday Edition

2017-12-22T12:16:57+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Our View|

I hope you have a Holly, Jolly Christmas this year or any other holiday you celebrate - Mackenna As many get ready to spend some much needed R’n’R time with loved ones, it can be easy to lose sight of the women and children in Calgary who still need your support. For many, the [...]

Alberta’s Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act

2017-12-15T14:29:37+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Our View|

January 1, 2018, marks the first time in nearly 40 years that the Alberta Employment Standards Code and the Labour Relations Code are being updated. Alberta hasn’t updated these critical pieces of legislation since the 1980s, which meant we were falling far behind other provinces and the rest of the world in modernizing the [...]