108 years of providing safe shelter

2018-12-20T14:08:29-07:00December 20th, 2018|Our View|

“In 1907, a young woman arrived by train in Calgary and looked for a place to stay. She went to all of the boarding houses and hostels, and finally began knocking on doors of private residences, but she could not find a room.” You see at the time young women were not desirable boarders as [...]

More than a century of legacies

2018-06-01T14:26:33-07:00June 1st, 2018|Our View|

When you’re a 107-year-old organization, you’ve been around the block a time or two and there isn’t much that really shocks you. At least that was what we thought until yesterday when our history collided with our present-day evolution. Many of you may know that YWCA existed and work on behalf of and with [...]

Black History Month

2017-02-06T10:30:12-07:00February 6th, 2017|Our View|

Canada’s documented history tends to leave out details that don’t align with the current reputation as multicultural pioneers, tolerant of all newcomers to our country.  When we delve into our country’s history, even our province’s history, we leave out the parts about the racism, prejudice and segregation. In Alberta, elementary and junior high students are [...]