Domestic Violence during COVID-19

2020-04-27T15:18:48-06:00April 24th, 2020|Our View|

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges and restrictions to all of our daily lives. But for families in need of support, their options have always been limited. The pandemic has given us a sobering reminder of how fragile safety and well-being can be. We are all connected and one person’s wellness impacts another [...]


2018-11-26T11:49:00-07:00November 26th, 2018|Our View|

Tuesday, November 20th, was YW’s 8th annual YWHISPER Fundraising Gala, which brought together supporters, donors and advocates to raise funds in support of women and their families who are struggling with poverty, domestic abuse and social isolation. YW was joined by former NFL player and one of TIME Magazine’s 2017 “Persons of the Year”, [...]

Week Without Violence

2018-10-19T15:36:23-06:00October 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 [...]

Step up to end family violence

2014-07-07T14:36:11-06:00July 7th, 2014|Our View|

Help women and their children walk away from family violence – sign up for YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® today! Registration is now open for YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES®, an awareness and fundraising event that asks men to strap on a pair of heels and walk two laps around Olympic [...]

YWCA Blog: Client Success Story

2014-07-02T08:07:17-06:00July 2nd, 2014|Our View|

Growing up, I had all the luxuries in life. My family and I travelled around the country, lived in big houses and went to the best schools and colleges. After completing my master’s degree I started teaching in a distinguished private school in my city. I loved everything about my life as it contained comfort, [...]

YWCA BLOG: The role of business in ending family violence

2014-02-12T16:23:00-07:00February 12th, 2014|Our View|

The panelists included:Lana Wells – Brenda Strafford Chair, Prevention of Domestic Violence, University of Calgary;Lorna St. Thomas – Manager of Community Investments and Partnerships for Enbridge Pipelines;Inspector Steve Barlow – Calgary Police Service; and Rhonda Kent – YWCA Manager, Children Exposed to Family Violence As an organization that serves women who are struggling, the [...]