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Our View – The YW Blog

November 2017

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 [...]

Voting Matters. No Really, It Does.

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

Can you name your current school board trustee? What about your city councilor? Heck, do you even know what ward you live in? Well for some, the deafening silence you’re experiencing is not uncommon, [...]

The 411 on YW’s Hub Facility

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Our View|

The YW Sheriff King Home crisis shelter opened in Inglewood in 1984, and after more than 30 years in the community, YW is pleased to announce we’ll be growing our presence with a new [...]

Pride: 2017 Edition

By | September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Our View|

This week's blog is brought authored by B.H., a YW team member and advocate extraordinaire.  Calgary Pride 2017 is this weekend and I find myself reflecting on change. Pride has grown in Calgary year-after-year [...]

August 2017

Childcare in Alberta: What to Know

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

Returning to work seems like a daunting task for any first-time parent. You’re trying to balance the responsibilities that come with being a parent along with your own expectations of what kind of parent you [...]