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Our View – The YW Blog

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 [...]

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. [...]