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Media Releases

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.

Media Release: Trudeau, Notley Tour YWCA

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 [...]

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Media Release: SALE OF YWCA DOWNTOWN CITY BLOCK ANNOUNCED

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 [...]

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Media Release: YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala

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 [...]

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Media Advisory: Tickets on sale

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 [...]

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Media Advisory: YWCA Report to Community

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 [...]

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Press Release: YWCA OF CALGARY LIGHTS THE NIGHT TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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 [...]

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Press Release: Erin Brockovich

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 [...]

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PRESS RELEASE – ERIN BROCKOVICH

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 [...]

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