CALGARY, June 20, 2018 – YWCA Calgary (YW) is proud to host today at 3:45 p.m. its 107th Annual General Meeting, with a special glimpse into the organization’s history. The formal business meeting will be followed by the opening of time capsules, found behind building cornerstones with some of the descendants of their founding mothers, current board members and board leaders from the opening of the current facility. The meeting will take place at YW Calgary’s downtown location and celebrates the YW’s supporters, achievements, milestones and successes over the last year.
“This has been an exciting year for YW! With work moving quickly on our new Hub facility in Inglewood, we look forward to supporting women and their families to move from surviving to thriving in an inviting community.” says Sue Tomney, Chief Executive Officer of YW. “Today, we are most excited to share a piece of our past with descendants of YW’s first president, Kate Underwood and board members of the past and present.”
The 2017-2018 year was another landmark year for YW. Many initiatives made purposeful change to programs and services to ensure they remain leading edge in client support. Included in that was the introduction of a supervision framework to enable this work. They also launched a sesquicentennial project celebrating the achievements of 150+ women in Calgary, grew their fundraising events and fostered conversations about equity, equality and gender-based violence.
The changes and opportunities YW faced in 2017-2018 better enable the organization to support women as they move from surviving to thriving and their continued efforts to intervene, empower and lead when and where women need them most.
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.
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