March 8, 2023

The 11th anniversary YWHISPER event will return bigger and better than ever on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2023. The past few years have been hard on everyone. It’s been even harder for vulnerable women and their families. That’s why this will be our most important YWHISPER yet, and an event you don’t want to miss!

We’d like to thank you those who joined us for the 10th anniversary YWHISPER, a virtually unmissable event, in partnership with The Walrus Talks at Home. Four special guest speakers shared their perspectives on Shifting the She-cession and what needs to be done for a more equitable future. Armine Yalnizyan, Sally Armstrong, Sheila North and Ann Hui unpacked the disproportionate challenges faced by women and gender-diverse people as a result of the pandemic and discussed the opportunities to push for real systemic change as we move toward recovery. Proceeds raised through this important evening supported more than 5,500 vulnerable women and families served by YW Calgary last year.

Stay tuned for our 2023 keynote speaker announcement.

YWHISPER has raised more than 3.5 million dollars over the past ten years and your support helps women and their families live free from violence, find safety, economic stability and build a brighter future.  We want to extend our deepest appreciation to our loyal guests, sponsors and donors for supporting YW Calgary and hope to see you at the 2023 event!

Coming soon.

To be notified when tickets go on sale in fall of 2022, please contact Jaclyn, Sr. Development Officer, at  or call 403-705-0138 and you’ll be added to YW Calgary’s event mailing list.

Coming soon.

Voted one of Maclean’s Top 100 Charities of 2020, YW Calgary focuses on enhancing women’s well-being while advocating for equity. Each year YW supports nearly 6,000 women and their families move from crisis to stability by providing shelter, supportive housing, counselling, child development, childcare, education and employment programs in partnership with our donors, government and other social agencies.


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  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Ticket waitlist
  • General inquiries

Please contact:

Jaclyn Krucik, Senior Development Officer

2021 Event Task Force

  • Shaun Richards (Chair)
  • Courtney Burton
  • Alana Kitchen
  • Heather McDermid
  • Bonita Paquette
  • Siobain Quinton
  • Michelle Rodgerson
  • Christine Ward

For information on the 2023 YWHISPER Leadership Committee, including open positions, please contact Jaclyn at

The full purchase price for 2021 YWHISPER event tickets is eligible for a charity tax receipt. Charitable tax receipts are issued automatically and sent to the email address provided online at the time of purchase. For any receipting questions, please contact