For Immediate Release
March 1, 2022

(Calgary, AB) – YW Calgary is marking this year’s International Women’s Day – Month – not only with several events that both celebrate the successes and resilience of women, but also by shining a light on the economic, educational, and professional barriers that remain for women to truly thrive. Nearly 500,000 Canadian women lost their jobs during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and many of those have not been able to return to work. There has been a three-fold increase in the number of women who have slipped into long-term unemployment since the pandemic began and this has had a compounding impact on mothers and Gen-Z. The post-pandemic recovery continues to be uncertain, and women-focused organizations recognize that strategic interventions are the only way to mitigate the economic impacts of the pandemic for Canadian women.

YW Calgary’s March International Women’s Day events calendar offers several opportunities to celebrate, engage in critical conversations and together forge a path forward for change.

YW has a lot to contribute to the conversation this month in regard to women’s recovery, the shadow pandemic and how we are supporting women to come out of this challenging time. Interview opportunities are available with one of our many experts today, and throughout the month of March.

About YW Calgary:

Voted one of Maclean’s Top 100 Charities of 2020, YW Calgary continues to focus on enhancing women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equity, prosperity and inclusion for all within our community and beyond. Together with our donors, government and other social agencies, we provide crisis and transitional shelter, affordable housing, counselling, parenting supports, childcare, language and economic prosperity programs that help move women from crisis to stability.

Brighter-future focused.

For information and interview inquiries, please contact:

Saffaa Shanneb
Communications Specialist, Communications & Community Relations, YW Calgary
Phone: 587.969.0966| Email: