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Keyosha's Story: Finding Independence and Strength Through the YWCA

Three years ago, I made a decision that would change my life - I left my abusive partner. I was determined to raise my daughter, Laytia, in a healthy...

Nine Indigenous and Community Leaders Share Why We Need to Take Action on MMIWG

In our previous Week Without Violence blog post , we talked about the complex issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls, and how...

MMIWG - From Truth to Action

Each year during the third week of October, people in more than 90 countries around the world mark YWCA Week Without Violence, a week-long series of...

Make Your Vote Count for the 2019 Federal Elections

With less than a week until the 2019 Canadian federal election day , citizens and residents from coast to coast are buzzing about who our next Prime...

Why Young People Should Vote

The election season is almost coming to an end and with that comes a lot of excitement and anticipation regarding not only the results but also the...

Thankful for Connection

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a natural time to reflect on what we’re grateful for. Some of the main things that come up for many of...

YWCA Announces a New Women of Distinction Awards Category

The 37th annual Women of Distinction Awards will take place on May 11, 2020, and this is your opportunity to recognize an outstanding woman or...

How to Effectively Negotiate Your Salary

Do you remember when you bought your first car? Did you experience the excitement of talking the salesperson down from the original price?...

Gender Equality Week 2019 - Do Your Part in Making Sure #EveryoneBenefits

This week, we join the rest of Canada in celebrating Gender Equality Week! From September 23rd-27th, people from coast to coast will celebrate the...

Reconciliation - How and Where to Start?

Reconciliation begins with every one of us. As settlers on these unceded lands, we have a duty to pursue truth and reconciliation. How? There are...

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