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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

International Day of The Girl – Community Partner Sponsorship

2020-10-23T13:04:13-06:00October 23rd, 2020|In the News|

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 [...]


2014-12-03T07:49:11-07:00December 3rd, 2014|In the News, Media Advisory, Press Releases|

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 [...]

Provincial shelter statistics supported by YWCA shelter data

2014-03-10T12:41:02-06:00March 10th, 2014|In the News, Press Releases, Women|

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 [...]

YWCA’s Elsbeth Mehrer Discusses Domestic Violence and Crime Stats with the Calgary Herald

2013-06-07T17:29:54-06:00June 7th, 2013|In the News|

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 [...]