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January 2018

New Year, New City?

By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: Our View|

New Year, new me? That’s the kind of response we’ve been seeing over social media and in the news for the last few weeks, which got us thinking, as a women serving organization what would [...]

December 2017

Giving back this holiday season

By | December 9th, 2017|Categories: Our View|

My name is Joanne. I am originally from British Columbia, but I was born in Alberta. I came to YW Calgary through a varied route, one turn one way or another, I would not [...]

November 2017

A Recap: YWHISPER 2017

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Our View|

Thursday, November 16, 2017, YW Calgary hosted our 7th annual YWHISPER Fundraising Gala featuring former lead prosecutor and women’s rights champion, Marcia Clark. The gala, held at TELUS Convention Centre was attended by more [...]

Making History on Parliament Hill

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Our View|

It’s not often that you get to be part of something historic, but last week a team of three from our YW were with YWCA Canada as we made history. It was the first [...]

October 2017

Celebrating the Legacy of Women

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Our View|

Can you name the first black woman who was elected to Calgary's city council? Did you know that the first blind woman to earn a Doctorate in Musical Arts came from Calgary? If you’re [...]

We Can’t Ignore Harassment

By | October 14th, 2017|Categories: Our View|Tags: |

On October 5th, three decades of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Harvey Weinstein came to light from a New York Times expose. Media reports have highlighted the sad reality in which many [...]

Issues that Matter to Us

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Our View|

Voting is a critical responsibility that we all have as citizens. It’s a right, and a privilege, to have the opportunity to partake in the political process and make our democracy work. As the [...]

September 2017

Busting the myths

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Our View|

This week's blog post features an interview with YW's Crisis Shelter and Outreach Manager, Allison Mclauchlan. YW offers a safe place for women and children fleeing violence as they heal, and continued support as [...]