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October 2019

Understanding Clare’s Law

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Our View|

What is Clare’s Law? In 2009, a woman from the United Kingdom named Clare Wood was killed by her intimate partner, who had a history of being a perpetrator of domestic violence. Following her [...]

September 2019

Guest blog: the community’s YW

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Our View|

“A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he [...]

August 2019

Diversity, inclusion & the Pride flag

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Our View|

In recognition of Calgary Pride, our community is gathering this week to celebrate the diversity of our city and create a space where everyone feels safe and welcome to be themselves. Transgender advocate and [...]

July 2019

June 2019

April 2019

Dear Volunteers: thank you!

By |April 7th, 2019|Categories: Our View|

Volunteers are the soul of any non-profit organization and YW Calgary is no exception. Our work can only be done in concert with our committed volunteers, donors, community partners and women and their families. [...]

March 2019

February 2019

Guest Blog: Ally is a verb not a noun

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Our View|

A team member at YW took a brave and bold step recently to share her experience for Black History Month. We often speak about being advocates, allies and warriors for and with women. What [...]

Addressing Poverty

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: Our View|Tags: , |

At YW Calgary, we work with women on some of the hardest days of their lives. Days when they’re leaving an abusive relationship, struggling with homelessness or poverty, navigating their way forward to a [...]

December 2018

Be a light of hope this holiday

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Our View|

On any given night, more than 170 women and children sleep in a YW Calgary shelter because there they are safe. The holidays bring a variety of emotions for the women, children and men [...]