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The dimensions of Wellness

2022-05-11T14:35:51-06:00May 10th, 2022|Our View|

Hi, I’m Dana – YW Calgary’s Community Engagement Coordinator and top wellness enthusiast! I am passionate about leading an active lifestyle and encouraging others to do the same. I am an avid rock climber, and I love spending time outdoors climbing, biking, or just relaxing in the sun. While I do oversee the Fitness [...]

Celebrating Mother’s at YW Calgary

2022-05-06T15:03:59-06:00May 6th, 2022|Our View|

As we head into Mother’s Day weekend, we’d like to introduce you to Aileen, a woman who experienced domestic abuse and fled with her three young children. With nowhere else to go, and lacking the financial means support her children, she sought refuge at YW Calgary. In addition to providing safe shelter and [...]

Community fundraisers support YW Programs

2022-05-10T15:33:12-06:00April 29th, 2022|Our View|

Like other non-profit organizations, fundraising is very important to keeping our doors open and our services benefiting the community. While applying for grants and funding is a large part of our funding strategy, a sizeable part of our donations actually come from community fundraisers, also called third-party fundraisers, by supporters of our mission [...]

Thank you Social Workers by Lana Bentley

2022-03-11T12:07:49-07:00March 11th, 2022|Our View|

I’ll let you in on what the original plan looked like.  When I was young, I wanted to be a “Video Jockey” on Much Music Television.  Alas, my TV career didn’t pan out and instead I became a Registered Social Worker.  I can say with confidence, I absolutely made the right decision. Another [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Women’s mental health central to economic recovery

2022-03-08T09:32:48-07:00March 8th, 2022|Media Advisory, Press Releases, Women|

For Immediate Release March 8, 2022 (Calgary, AB) – YW Calgary celebrates International Women’s Day today by kicking off a month-long series of important conversations and events. The COVID-19 Pandemic underscored social and economic inequities that demonstrate —despite the decades of advancement—women, no matter their place in society, continue to be more vulnerable when [...]

International Women’s Day 2022

2022-03-01T15:30:57-07:00March 2nd, 2022|Our View|

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women's achievements and raise awareness about women's equality. We are kicking off the month of activities on March 3 @ 1pm with a can’t miss Instagram Live conversation between YW Calgary’s own Talia Bell, VP, Programs [...]

How to Make Extraordinary Impact by Zandile Moyo

2022-02-28T13:40:23-07:00February 26th, 2022|Our View|

My 13-year tenure at YW is making me nostalgic. I have been reflecting on my experience and, with an appropriate amount of existential, millennial angst, trying to assign meaning to all of it. Permanence was never a security I had growing up. I left my country of birth at 4 months old and [...]

Black Mental Health & Resilience by Lana Bentley

2022-02-22T13:50:35-07:00February 22nd, 2022|Mindfulicity, Our View|

On the occasion of Black History Month, Mindfulicity expert and YW Calgary Director, Special Projects, Lana Bentley shares her experience as a Black woman practicing mental health in An Open Letter on Mindfulicity’s blog. I got my first job as a therapist in a mental health clinic in 2006.  Things were different then. [...]