COVID-19 Income Supports

2020-04-02T16:34:01-06:00March 30th, 2020|Our View, Uncategorized|

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges in all of our lives. The situation has impacted many of us financially, but it can be difficult to know where to turn for support. In addition to existing income supports, the federal and provincial governments are offering extra help to individuals and families in these unprecedented [...]

Alberta Budget 2020

2020-03-11T15:10:00-06:00March 11th, 2020|Our View, Uncategorized|

Alberta’s economy is moving through some significant challenges – so too are its people. The YWCAs of Alberta are pleased to be able to continue to do this work with the support of Alberta Government’s 2020 Budget. On Thursday, February 27 YW Calgary was invited to attend the Budget Lock Up at the Legislature [...]

Blog: Top 10 reasons to walk a mile

2014-08-21T12:27:39-06:00August 21st, 2014|Men, Our View, Uncategorized|

With just under a month until the YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® fundraising event on September 18, there is still time to register and form a team. Whether you sign up as an individual or convince a group of co-workers or friends to join you, here are a few incentives to sway you [...]

PRESS RELEASE – ERIN BROCKOVICH

2014-06-19T10:19:41-06:00June 19th, 2014|Press Releases, Uncategorized|

For Immediate Release  June 19, 2014 Calgary, Alberta – The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) proudly announced that Erin Brockovich will be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala held on November 20, 2014 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. Erin Brockovich is a name that is synonymous with “speaking up” and [...]

Media Advisory: Report to Community

2014-06-18T12:19:20-06:00June 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Media Advisory JUNE 18, 2014  The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) will be holding its 2013 – 2014 Report to Community event on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The event will celebrate the organization’s achievements, milestones and successes throughout the past year. In addition to the business portion, there will be a reception and donor recognition component [...]

Press Release: Off the Streets

2014-03-27T09:32:55-06:00March 27th, 2014|Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Coreen*, a YWCA of Calgary client who struggled with homelessness and addiction, is speaking up in support of the YWCA Winter Emergency Response (WER) program. “When I arrived at the YWCA, I was at my absolute bottom,” Coreen said. “At the time, I had been living between the streets and the Drop-In Centre.” Desperate for [...]

YWCA BLOG: Naomi Judd enthralls crowd

2013-11-15T11:08:24-07:00November 15th, 2013|Our View, Uncategorized|

On November 14, Naomi Judd captivated over 450 Calgarians with her story of resilience, hope and courage. At the 3rd annual WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala, Naomi bravely described the abuse she suffered in her life and how she overcame multiple challenges to become a survivor. While Naomi became known in the 1980s as part of the [...]