2016-06-22T15:04:46-06:00June 22nd, 2016|Press Releases|

For immediate release CALGARY, June 21, 2016 –The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) is proud to host its 105th Annual General Meeting and donor appreciation event today at 3:30 p.m. with a formal business meeting and awards presentations. The meeting will take place at the YWCA’s downtown facility, in traditional Blackfoot territory. The event celebrates the [...]

VIDEO: Success of harm reduction in addressing homelessness

2014-05-05T14:48:36-06:00May 5th, 2014|Our View|

Last week was the end of the 2013-2014 YWCA Winter Emergency Response (WER) program. The YWCA WER program first opened in 2012, in collaboration with the Calgary Homeless Foundation, to prevent freezing deaths when shelters are at capacity in the cold winter months. Over the past six months, we have supported more than 640 women [...]

VIDEO: See one night through her eyes

2014-04-28T11:33:20-06:00April 28th, 2014|Our View|

You have seen her on the train, taking her children to a doctor’s appointment. She struggled to find enough money to pay the $3 fare. It came out of her budget for groceries. You have seen her at work. She hid her bruises from you with a long sweater in the middle of a hot [...]

Homeless women find safe place to stay

2014-04-01T09:55:21-06:00April 1st, 2014|Our View|

Imagine trying to find a safe place to sleep during the cold nights in Calgary when the temperature dips down so low you feel the chill spreading through your bones. Your gloves are full of holes. The people who pass by ignore you. All you want is a warm place to sleep so you do [...]

YWCA Blog: Celebrating International Women’s Day

2014-03-07T11:19:05-07:00March 7th, 2014|Our View|

YWCA CEO Sue Tomney and YWCA Board Chair Lori Van Rooijen address the audience at our first CELEBRATE event. On March 6th, 2014, the YWCA of Calgary hosted our first CELEBRATE event, in honour of International Women’s Day. Calgary’s best and brightest gathered for a fun night of drinks and appetizers at Belgo [...]

YWCA BLOG: New funding for non-profits affected by Alberta floods

2014-01-28T14:53:00-07:00January 28th, 2014|Our View|

Today at the YWCA of Calgary downtown location, the Government of Alberta announced additional funding for arts and non-profit organizations impacted by the Alberta floods. Speaking in a portion of the YWCA’s former fitness facility damaged by flooding, Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Culture, said $4 million will be made available for non-profit/voluntary sector organizations to [...]