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A gift for you this holiday season

12/04/17
We all receive many requests for support during the holiday season. So, I thought I’d like to give you a small gift: the heart-warming story of one of the children we see...

Week Without Violence: Why the YW?

10/21/17
In honour of the 2017 Week Without Violence, we asked the question: Why the YW? Why is the YWCA essential to violence intervention, recovery, and prevention?In the era of the 24-...

A message from YWCA CEO Jackie Foord on the passing of Ruth Kelly

06/15/17
"The loss of Ruth Kelly is devastating.  Our hearts go out to her family and all those who loved her.Ruth was a true friend to the YWCA.  Every time we picked up...

Our hearts are with the people of Quebec City

01/30/17
The events of this past weekend and the terror attack at the Islamic Centre in Quebec City yesterday remind us all that the rights of minorities are under threat not just abroad,...

We Owe These 14 Women Action

12/06/16
Jackie Foord spoke at the provincial vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women today. Here is her message: December 6th,...

Stepping forward, not back.

11/17/16
I have thought a lot about writing this.  I do not blog.  I am not a frequent user of social media.  However, I am female; I am a mother; and frankly, I am angry.I...

Lessons from Fox: The World’s Oldest Summer Camper™

08/25/16
I grew up in a really big family in a really small town. My summers were spent riding my bike, playing sports and playing with my friends. If it was a truly adventurous summer, I...

The Ghomeshi Verdict: Everyone Loses

03/23/16
Thursday, March 24th is the day. It’s the day we hear the verdict in Canada’s most watched sexual assault trial. Jian Ghomeshi, the disgraced radio host, stood trial...

YWCA CEO Jackie Foord: One day. Four women dead.

09/24/15
On Tuesday, a couple hundred Edmonton men came down to Churchill Square and spent their lunch hour walking in high heels. They also raised more than $120,000 for the violence...

Week Without Violence Oct 13-19th

10/13/14
Take part in YWCA Week Without Violence™ October 13 - 19, 2014Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over 90 countries around the world to...

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