Week Without Violence

2018-10-19T15:36:23-07:00October 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 [...]

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 [...]

Trying to tackle the Ghomeshi topic

2014-11-06T13:15:47-07:00November 6th, 2014|Our View|

Reprinted with permission. Originally posted on the Times & Transcript on Nov. 6th, 2014. It was difficult to even begin to think about how to write this week’s column. It was a foregone conclusion that I’d be covering the allegations of sexual violence that have emerged against CBC radio darling Jian Ghomeshi, as well as [...]

Blog: Top 10 reasons to walk a mile

2014-08-21T12:27:39-07:00August 21st, 2014|Men, Our View, Uncategorized|

With just under a month until the YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® fundraising event on September 18, there is still time to register and form a team. Whether you sign up as an individual or convince a group of co-workers or friends to join you, here are a few incentives to sway you [...]

Step up to end family violence

2014-07-07T14:36:11-07:00July 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 [...]

Stampede: A breeding ground for sexism?

2014-07-04T12:43:41-07:00July 4th, 2014|Our View|

As the Stampede kicks off, the Calgary Herald reports young women are again flocking to the city to work the many temporary service sector jobs created by bars and night clubs during these 10 days. “They all want to meet a rich guy from Calgary now so the hot girls come because there’s all these [...]

YWCA Blog: Client Success Story

2014-07-02T08:07:17-07:00July 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: Multicultural programming

2014-06-27T13:26:42-07:00June 27th, 2014|Our View|

Last January PLC staff and practicum students built this amazing Chinese New Year dragon for their winter celebration event. Today is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, a day designated by the Government of Canada as a celebration of Canada’s multicultural groups. YWCA Parent Link Corridor (PLC) offers multicultural programming to welcome new families to Canada. [...]

YWCA Blog: Triple P Positive Parenting Program

2014-05-26T12:58:59-07:00May 26th, 2014|Our View|

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioural and emotional problems in children and teenagers. Since 2009, YWCA Parent Link Corridor has been providing free parenting seminars, groups and one-on-one parenting counselling at the YWCA downtown location and at partner sites around the city. We [...]

5 reasons to volunteer with the YWCA of Calgary

2014-05-20T08:51:15-07:00May 20th, 2014|Our View|

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any non-profit organization, and the YWCA of Calgary is no exception. We would not be able to keep our doors open to vulnerable women without our dedicated and committed volunteers. We asked our volunteers why they give their time to the YWCA: 1. “To play bingo with the children, hold [...]