Social Change

We need to Listen to Survivors

According to Statistics Canada, half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16...

Be The Change: Youth Civic Engagement event

In 2015, Youthful Cities found that in regards to youth civic engagement, It’s not that young people aren’t invested in their cities, and don’t have...

Snap it, report it. New YWCA tool helps you report problematic ads

It’s time to challenge the media that shapes our lives. Media is a powerful tool; it informs how we see each other, ourselves and the world around us...

Purposeful Repurposing

Sexualization of women and the corresponding hypermasculinization of men are overwhelmingly visual issues. In all areas of society, it’s virtually...

Reflecting on #Cyberbullying: A Pink Shirt Day Event

Sticks and stones may break our bones but the Internet has changed the game entirely. With increased awareness around women’s issues, online...

Family Literacy Day

Start an exciting chapter in your family’s life by taking part in Family Literacy Day on January 27. It doesn’t take much to improve the literacy...

Tips to reduce sexual harassment in your office

What can you do to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace? Everyday sexism continues to exist when no one stands up against it. There are a few...

Is your office safe?

Can you imagine a workplace where half of the women are uncomfortable coming to work? The reality is more than 50% of Canadian women have experienced...

We Remember

On December 6, 1989, fourteen women were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique. It was the deadliest mass-shooting in Canadian history, characterized by...

Week without Violence: We can do better

We understand that trauma is an ongoing condition for many women who have experienced abuse. We at the YWCA would like to caution you when clinking...

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