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Ways to Give

Make a difference in the lives of the clients we support.


Participate, pledge, attend or plan a fundraising event.


Your support enables women and children to thrive.

Kate’s Story

“The programming I’ve received personally… has raised the bar for humanity for me and given me hope, faith, and self-worth and made me feel blessed. I’m grateful for this program for giving me a roof over my head with respect and integrity. It is truly ineffable. Thank you for making me feel loved and cared for. YW raises the bar for humanity and have single-handedly empowered me when I needed it most.”

Donation Inquiries

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will a donation actually make a difference?2017-06-16T11:23:05-06:00

Yes, a donation makes a difference. All donations large and small are gratefully received and contribute to our annual fundraising goal, so that we can provide women and their families with the support they need, when and where they need it most.

Can I tour your facility to see my donation at work?2017-06-16T11:22:31-06:00

We welcome you to join us on a tour. Please contact us at donor_relations@ywcalgary.ca.

Can I direct my gift?2017-06-16T11:21:58-06:00

Gifts directed to “area of greatest need” provide the YW with the most flexibility to support our clients, and adapt and evolve programming to meet their needs. If you have any questions please contact us at donor_relations@ywcalgary.ca.

How much of my gift goes to administration?2017-06-16T11:19:54-06:00

YW spends approximately 20% of its annual budget on our People Services team to ensure we have qualified, experienced and compassionate staff, on our Financial Team to ensure we are being fiscally responsible, on Information Technology to ensure we have the tools in place for reporting, on our Communication team to ensure that Calgarians know who to turn to when faced with poverty, homelessness and abuse.

Are you a registered charity?2017-06-16T11:20:03-06:00

YW is a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency. Our charitable #108227927 RR0001.

Where can I find your annual reports and CRA T3010 reports?2017-06-16T11:20:09-06:00

Please click here.

Where do you publish donor names?2017-06-16T11:21:17-06:00

We publish donor names in our Annual Report. Our gratitude is boundless. The space in the report is limited and therefore we can only acknowledge those who contribute $500 or more annually.

How secure are online donations?2017-06-16T11:20:24-06:00

The YW use encryption technology. Check the address bar on pages that require sensitive information and you will see “https”. The “s” stands for secure and indicates that sensitive information will be encrypted and transmitted securely.

How does the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation impact donors to the YW?2017-06-16T11:20:31-06:00

In alignment with Canadian Anti Spam Legislation donors who receive email communication from the YW have the option to opt out.

You Can Help

The success of the women and families supported by YW are your success too. We cannot do this alone, your support helps us provide vulnerable women with flexible, personalized support to help them and their families move forward with dignity in times of crises.