PRESENTED BY October 11 marked the United Nations International Day of the Girl, which aims to amplify girls’ voices, advocate for their rights and elevate their position in society. To celebrate this important day, YW Calgary hosted a two-hour long virtual event that featured an intergenerational conversation around current issues facing girls and [...]
CALGARY, February 20, 2015 - YWCA Parent Link Corridor will join in the celebration of the ten year anniversary of Alberta’s provincial network of Parent Link Centres. More than 50 YWCA Parent Link families will gather at the YWCA of Calgary downtown location for a day of fun, games and entertainment. The day’s theme of play, [...]
Recognizing the 25th anniversary of gender-based massacre CALGARY, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – Nationally, YWCAs across Canada are calling for dramatic action to end violence against women and girls. YWCA Canada, the nation’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service association, launches its annual Rose Campaign on Parliament Hill to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and [...]
For immediate release Calgary, AB – Shelters for women fleeing family violence remain consistently full and women are staying longer according to data released today by a provincial association of shelters and the YWCA of Calgary. On November 6, 2013, Alberta’s women’s shelters recorded the number of women and children supported for the annual ‘day [...]
For Immediate Release... Calgary, AB - During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it’s easy to forget there are people on the front lines still supporting those reeling from the aftermath of the flood and those who continue to struggle daily with addiction, mental health challenges, poverty, and the great wish for life [...]
There will be no access to YWCA facilities until further notice. All classes, counselling, and child care cancelled. Fitness on 5th closed. YWCA main phone line 403.263.1550 will remain staffed. Stay tuned for further updates.
A new report says the crime rate in Calgary is dropping, but it's unclear if there is truly less crime, or if fewer people are reporting incidences to police. The YWCA of Calgary Elsbeth Mehrer recently spoke with the Calgary Herald on why domestic violence is often unreported: [callout title=""]YWCA spokeswoman Elsbeth Mehrer said the [...]