Media Advisory: YWCA AND GREAT GULF ANNOUNCE GENEROUS DONATION

2016-05-12T10:22:49-06:00May 12th, 2016|Media Advisory|

 Thursday, May 12, 2016 Kicking off a transformative future for the YWCA to better provide the supports women need, advocate for strong and healthy families and deepen community relationships. WHAT: The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) is pleased to host a cheque presentation and media opportunity to celebrate the generous donation made by Great Gulf, the [...]

Media Advisory: Tickets on sale

2015-09-08T06:40:38-06:00September 8th, 2015|Media Advisory|

WHAT:  The YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala brings the community together for a formal evening to elevate the voices of women. The event features dinner and cocktails, an art and diamond raffle, a live auction and this year’s keynote speaker Martin Luther King III. Tickets are limited and on sale now at ywcalgary.ca/whywhisper WHY:   The funds [...]

Media Advisory: YWCA Report to Community

2015-06-24T09:26:29-06:00June 24th, 2015|Media Advisory|

Media Advisory June 24, 2015 YWCA OF CALGARY – 2014-2015 REPORT TO COMMUNITY The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) supported more than 8,300 women and their families in 2014 and saw the average length of stay in its emergency shelter and housing programs for vulnerable women increase by an average of 27 per cent, the organization [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: KEEP A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS

2015-05-05T09:39:51-06:00May 5th, 2015|Media Advisory|

Media Advisory May 5, 2015 YWCA KEEP A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS® EVENT On May 7, 2015, the YWCA of Calgary is hosting its 8th annual YWCA KEEP A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS® fundraising event, presented by Hopewell Residential. Participating Calgarians will gain the opportunity to learn more about the barriers women experiencing homelessness face, [...]

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 [...]

Press Release: Erin Brockovich

2014-11-20T12:58:46-07:00November 20th, 2014|Media Advisory, Press Releases|

CALGARY, November 20, 2014 –The 4th annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala will be held this evening with keynote speaker Erin Brockovich. Millions watched her story portrayed on the big screen, but few know the real Erin Brockovich. Her story is not unlike that of the vulnerable women the YWCA supports every day, and her instincts, [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: BRASSO BBQ

2014-06-04T09:17:45-06:00June 4th, 2014|Media Advisory|

Brasso Nissan is celebrating 45 years in Calgary by giving back to the community and supporting vulnerable women fleeing family violence. Family violence is a preventable, yet pervasive issue that can affect anyone, of any age, culture or demographic. Calgary Police Service annually responds to more than 16,500 family violence related calls, with approximate 85% [...]

Media Advisory: All Our Sisters

2013-12-05T15:44:20-07:00December 5th, 2013|Media Advisory|

National initiative provides voice to women experiencing homelessness Women experiencing poverty and homelessness usually don’t have a voice, even though women comprise 25 per cent of the visible homeless population in Calgary. To unite voices of vulnerable women in the city, the YWCA of Calgary is hosting the All Our Sisters 2014 National Forum banner [...]