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 [...]

Press Release: YWCA OF CALGARY LIGHTS THE NIGHT TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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 [...]