Week Without Violence

2018-10-19T15:36:23+00:00October 19th, 2018|Our View|

So far this year Calgary Police Service (CPS) has responded to nearly 3,400 domestic violence incidents. This figure represents a 46 per cent increase compared to the five-year average. In Alberta, we, unfortunately, have one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Canada. We know that women represent 80 per cent of domestic [...]

Dany walks a mile for vulnerable women and children

2018-09-12T15:19:42+00:00September 12th, 2018|Our View|

When Dany walked into the room, the first thing that he did was to thank our team even though we were there because he chose to support YW. You see, this year’s YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® event marks Dany’s fifth year of throwing on a pair of high heels, rallying support [...]

More than a decade of walking for women and their children

2018-08-07T11:16:55+00:00August 7th, 2018|Our View|

Mary found herself trapped in an abusive relationship. Mary faced demeaning and degrading comments daily, but when the abuse turned physical, Mary knew she had to leave. It was through her own knowledge of the non-profit sector that Mary found herself seeking refuge at YW’s Sheriff King Home crisis shelter. There she got the courage [...]

Greyhound Closure

2018-07-13T14:57:55+00:00July 13th, 2018|Our View|

When you live in the hustle and bustle of big city life with access to hospitals, doctors, groceries and government agencies, it can be easy to take for granted the vital role safe and reliable transportation plays in our everyday lives. As city dwellers we have options, we can jump on the train to [...]

#BreakTheSilenceYYC

2018-05-08T09:49:55+00:00December 1st, 2017|Our View|

Each year the Calgary Police respond to more than 18,000 domestic conflict calls. For reference, that’s two times more than the number of break and enter calls and three times the number of stolen vehicles reported last year. In Alberta, we unfortunately have one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Canada. We [...]