On Friday, March 8, 2019 YW Calgary is proud to host the 6th annual YW CELEBRATE event, an evening reception in honour of International Women’s Day. YW CELEBRATE recognizes and applauds the achievements of women and brings awareness to issues of pay equity and gender parity.


YW Calgary continues to speak up and out against systemic issues facing women each and every day. According to Statistics Canada, women earn $0.87 for every dollar earned by men. This gender pay gap translates to the equivalent of women working 47 days without pay in 2018.

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report tells us that if we continue on our current path, gender parity is more than 200 years away. Today, it is critical to be loud: to speak up and out in Calgary to build gender equity and a brighter future for women and girls. Funds raised from this event will enable YW Calgary to provide programs and services that support women to secure and maintain sustainable employment through the YW Women’s Employment Resource Centre.


Media spokespeople:

  • Jan Damery, Vice President Resource Development, YW Calgary
  • Pauline Iheme, YW Calgary client


Pre-booked 1:1 interview opportunities available:

Friday, March 8, 2019

9:00 a.m. – noon


YW Calgary, 320 5th Ave SE, Calgary AB


About YW Calgary:

YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. For more than 108 years we have focused on enhancing women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equity. Each year, YW Calgary supported more than 5,000 Calgary women and their families. Together with our donors, government and other social agencies, we provide crisis shelter, transitional and supported housing, counselling, parenting supports, childcare, language and employment programs that help move women from crisis to stability.

Women-centred. Brighter-future focused.


For information and interview bookings please contact:

Carla Link

Manager, Marketing & Communications

YW Calgary

Phone: 403.705.5779| Email: