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: 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 [...]

YWCA BLOG: Client success story

2014-02-10T10:52:06-07:00February 10th, 2014|Our View|

The Vermilion Energy/YWCA Employment Resource Centre (ERC) provides services for unemployed or underemployed women who need help to develop or enhance their employability. Some of the services offered include individual and group workshops, which help vulnerable women build life skills, job search techniques, resume writing skills and connections with education partners and employers. Read a [...]