The Next 125 Ambassador, Ann Mortifee, CM
What is your favourite thing about the YWCA? What area of the organization’s work is most important to you?
All the YWCA activities combined are offering support to women in our communities. But for me, having been a single mother, the work with single mothers seeking to protect and advance themselves for the wellbeing of their children, touches my heart in the deepest way.
What drew you in to the YWCA?
The extraordinary love and support the YWCA fosters for women everywhere is so needed in our world. I believe that when we uplift women, we uplift the whole culture. That’s why I am devoted to the work the YWCA does.
What value does the YWCA hold for future generations?
We live in a time when compassionate women need to move into places of power. The YWCA works constantly to support the growth of equality, inclusiveness and strength, both in the women who work on staff and for those who come for training and support in a time of need. Our collective future will prosper as women find strength and pass it on to the next generation.
Why are you committed to The Next 125 and what does involvement in this initiative mean to you?
For 125 years, the YWCA has offered hope, security and love to thousands of women. It has held the torch high for women’s rights through a century of inequality and marginalization. I am excited to be able to help in some small way to make the next 125 years even stronger.
To learn more about The Next 125, please visit ywcavan.org/next-125.