For Immediate Release



CALGARY, September 28, 2019 – YWCA Calgary proudly gathers today with a visionary community of donors, supporters and all three levels of government to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new home in Inglewood – the YW Calgary Hub facility.

Since 1910, YW has supported women and families in Calgary to move from crisis to stability, to build brighter futures and thrive. The YW Hub facility is YW’s first new building in almost 50 years and marks a milestone in YW’s century-long history.

“A woman will walk through our doors on one of the worst days of her life and will be warmly greeted in this space; her new home,” says Sue Tomney, Chief Executive Office at YW Calgary. “Many of the issues we deal with are in the shadows and one of the best remedies for that is light and nature and the warm embrace of community.”

The YW Hub facility is designed to be trauma-informed, a beacon for the community, a safe and welcoming place for women and their families in the heart of Inglewood.

“We see how important community is and how space matters to help women and families thrive,” says Sue Tomney. “The YW Calgary Hub is state of the art; a beautiful and aspirational space that says she matters.”

Focused on sustainability, the YW Calgary Hub facility was built with the support of community for community. The YW Hub offers transitional shelter for 100 single women, language and employment support, counselling for women, men and families, childcare and child development services. The space also includes a public co-ed fitness center as well as rental and lease opportunities in the community kitchen and multi-purpose spaces.

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About YW Calgary:

YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. For over a century, we have focused on enhancing women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equity. Each year, YW Calgary supports more than 5,800 Calgary women and their families. Together with our donors, government and other social agencies, we provide crisis shelter, transitional and supported housing, counselling, parenting supports, childcare, language and employment programs that help move women from crisis to stability.

Women-centred. Brighter-future focused.

For information please contact:

Carla Link

Director, Communications & Community Relations

Cell: 587.228.8663 l Phone: 403.705.5779 | Email: