Pride: Celebrating Queer Women

2020-09-03T11:50:51-06:00September 3rd, 2020|Our View|

Pride 2020 provides us with an opportunity to consider the intersection of sexuality and race. This year’s Pride happens with the backdrop of anti-racism activism. We have been flooded with images of anti-Black racism and many people are joining together to take a stand against racism. In recognition of this moment, let’s centre the [...]

GUEST BLOG: Pride-The March Goes On

2020-09-02T17:06:04-06:00September 2nd, 2020|Our View|

It was the summer of 1969, in Manhattan, New York. On June 28, the Stonewall Inn, a hangout for LGBTQ2S+ persons was raided by police. It was raided simply because it was known as a “gay” establishment. It was raided because of bigotry. The Stonewall’s patrons were tired of the ongoing police harassment and [...]

Chatting with a Community Resource Officer

2020-08-14T14:10:43-06:00August 14th, 2020|Our View|

From YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® to walking around the neighbourhoods where we live and work, YW Calgary and the Calgary Police Service (CPS) have a longstanding relationship. YW works most closely with our Community Resource Officers (CROs) in the communities in which we operate. YW meets on a semi-regular basis with [...]

To our community partners

2020-07-28T16:22:42-06:00July 30th, 2020|Our View, Uncategorized|

A message to our community partners: I want to take a moment to thank you, our community partners for demonstrating how incredibly effective we call all be when we come together to support one another. It has been a difficult time and a steep learning curve for all of us, as individuals and organizations. [...]

Kicking thought distortions

2020-07-29T15:04:34-06:00July 24th, 2020|Our View|

As the pandemic continues and we're are still trying to settle into 'the new normal', added fear, uncertainty, stress and anxiety are emotions many of us are still grappling with. Over 50 per cent of Canadians are finding it stressful to leave their homes for public spaces and 40 per cent anticipate the worst [...]

We’re here for you!

2020-06-29T16:58:17-06:00June 29th, 2020|Our View|

Talia Bell, Vice President, Programs and Services shares a message of hope with our community with a video message. If you or someone you know needs help, YW is here for your right now. Our 24/7 crisis line is always open: 403.266.0707. See all of our programs and services.

A message to donors

2020-06-29T13:52:10-06:00June 9th, 2020|Our View, Uncategorized|

Jan Damery, Vice President, External Relations and Engagement, shares a message with donors to say thank you! YW and the families we support need the help of our amazing donor and community now more than ever. Learn how you can help.

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Mindfulness for families

2020-05-13T09:49:33-06:00May 13th, 2020|Our View|

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a wave of uncertainty and stress to our daily lives. During this time, it is important to understand that your feelings and emotions are normal and that you’re not in this alone! This blog is part of a wellness-focused series that provides some tools and strategies used [...]

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Breathing

2020-05-06T12:51:00-06:00May 6th, 2020|Our View|

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a wave of uncertainty and stress to our daily lives. During this time, it is important to understand that your feelings and emotions are normal and that you're not in this alone! This blog is part of a wellness-focused series that provides some tools and strategies [...]

Domestic Violence during COVID-19

2020-04-27T15:18:48-06:00April 24th, 2020|Our View|

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges and restrictions to all of our daily lives. But for families in need of support, their options have always been limited. The pandemic has given us a sobering reminder of how fragile safety and well-being can be. We are all connected and one person’s wellness impacts another [...]