For over a century, we’ve provided a range of services for women and their families struggling with poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse and isolation. As part of our supportive role, we also speak out in ways that educate the community about the oppression, inequity and constrained choices that women experience.
Here, you’ll find our latest press releases and media advisories. For media interviews or to request photos or videos, please contact our communications team.
CALGARY, February 5, 2016 – The YWCA of Calgary welcomed Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Veterans Affairs and MP for Calgary-Centre Kent Hehr, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, and MP for Calgary-Skyview, Darshan [...]
Calgary, November 26, 2015 - The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) and Great Gulf Group of Companies are pleased to announce the successful completion of a sale/purchase transaction for the full city block at 320 5th [...]
CALGARY, November 19, 2015 –The 5th annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala will be held this evening with keynote speaker Martin Luther King III. For nearly 20 years, Mr. King has been motivating audiences around the [...]
WHAT: The YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala brings the community together for a formal evening to elevate the voices of women. The event features dinner and cocktails, an art and diamond raffle, a live auction and [...]
WHAT: YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® raises funds to help the YWCA of Calgary to provide shelter and support to women and their children who are fleeing family violence. This fun and light-hearted [...]
Media Release June 25, 2015 MARTIN LUTHER KING III ANNOUNCED AS GALA KEYNOTE SPEAKER The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) is thrilled to announce the keynote speaker for the 5th Annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala will [...]
Media Advisory June 24, 2015 YWCA OF CALGARY – 2014-2015 REPORT TO COMMUNITY The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) supported more than 8,300 women and their families in 2014 and saw the average length of stay [...]
Media Advisory May 5, 2015 YWCA KEEP A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS® EVENT On May 7, 2015, the YWCA of Calgary is hosting its 8th annual YWCA KEEP A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS® fundraising event, [...]
CALGARY, February 20, 2015 - YWCA Parent Link Corridor will join in the celebration of the ten year anniversary of Alberta’s provincial network of Parent Link Centres. More than 50 YWCA Parent Link families will gather [...]
Recognizing the 25th anniversary of gender-based massacre CALGARY, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – Nationally, YWCAs across Canada are calling for dramatic action to end violence against women and girls. YWCA Canada, the nation’s oldest and [...]
CALGARY, November 20, 2014 –The 4th annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala will be held this evening with keynote speaker Erin Brockovich. Millions watched her story portrayed on the big screen, but few know the real [...]
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 [...]