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March 2020

COVID-19 Income Supports

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: Our View|Tags: |

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges in all of our lives. The situation has impacted many of us financially, but it can be difficult to know where to turn for support. In addition [...]

YW Calgary COVID-19 Update

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Our View|Tags: |

As Alberta and Calgary shift into the new COVID-world, YW is developing forward-thinking plans and adapting to implement the tools and skills we have gained through the pandemic. We are slowly and intentionally re-opening [...]

Alberta Budget 2020

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Our View, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Alberta’s economy is moving through some significant challenges – so too are its people. The YWCAs of Alberta are pleased to be able to continue to do this work with the support of Alberta [...]

Power Shift: Women’s Economic Inclusion

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: Our View|

Women are ready, willing and able to lead the future of our economy. YW Calgary envisions an inclusive economy where there is an equitable shift in power and resources so people of all genders [...]

February 2020

Guest Blog: #MeToo and what comes next

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Our View|

In the era of hashtags, wokeness, -isms and anti-, and at the risk of exposing my age, I must ask: Does anyone remember MySpace?! Having experienced a transient upbringing, for me it became a [...]

January 2020

YW Celebrates Black History Month

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: Our View|

Black History Month, otherwise known as Black Futures Month starts on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Calgary is home to a vibrant and diverse black community that spans continents, cultures and identities. This diversity brings [...]

Stopping Domestic Violence Before it Starts

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Our View|

Domestic abuse can affect any member of the family - parents, children, siblings and extended family or friends. For those experiencing abuse or violence, the impacts last for years – or even lifetimes. It [...]

December 2019

Rose Campaign and gender-based violence

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Our View|

December 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day in 1989, 14 young women were murdered at l’Ecole Polytechnique in a targeted attack because they [...]

November 2019

Empowering families this holiday

By |November 27th, 2019|Categories: Our View|

The holidays are soon upon us and the spirit of giving is in the air. For many, it is time to cozy up by the fireside— but unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury. On [...]

A final farewell to YW’s downtown location

By |November 16th, 2019|Categories: Our View|

This week, the YW team said a final good-bye with mixed emotions to YW's old building downtown. For nearly 50 years, the building located on 5th Avenue supported women and families in Calgary, initially [...]

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 [...]