WHAT:                  YWCA Calgary proudly celebrates the launch of its Transformation Campaign with the support of prominent business and community leaders. YW will kick off its She Matters Campaign with more than two-thirds of our goal of $60 million in hand. The YW Hub marks the first time an infrastructure project in Calgary was conceived, designed and built by women for women. This vital project will mobilize community support to ensure vulnerable women in Calgary have access to the programs and services they need in our community for decades to come.

WHEN:                  Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Booked media opportunity 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Please RSVP to sfavel@ywcalgary.ca

WHERE:                West Canadian Digital Imaging

                                1601 9th Avenue SE

                                Check in at 2nd floor reception     

WHO:                    Media spokespeople:

Sue Tomney, Chief Executive Officer, YW Calgary

Rebecca Morley, Board Chair, YW Calgary

Shannon Bowen Smed, YW Campaign Advisory Committee Co-chair

Quincy Smith, YW Campaign Advisory Committee Co-chair.

WHY:                     YW Calgary is thrilled to announce the launch of our Transformation Campaign to enable the development of a purpose-built Hub facility vital for women and their families in Calgary and the long-term sustainability of a century-old organization. The YW Hub facility will provide accessible supports for women and their families including transitional housing, counselling, language and employment skills training, childcare spaces and parenting programming as well as support services to manage the organization. This beacon for the community will also offer spaces designed to engage with our neighbours and community partners in new and exciting ways.

                                For more information visit www.YWSheMatters.ca


About YW Calgary:

YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. For more than 107 years, we have focused on enhancing women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equity. In 2017, YW Calgary supported more than 5,500 Calgary women and families. Together with our donors, government and other social agencies, we provide shelter, supportive housing, counselling, child development, childcare, education 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

Cell: 587.228.8663 l Phone: 403.705.5779| Email: clink@ywcalgary.ca