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Congratulations Rita!

Every year at the YWCA Annual Members’ Meeting, awards are given out to those staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to support the YWCA.This year we are proud...
Tags: Volunteer, AMM

Engaging Men and Boys

I have been in New York City for the last week now attending the 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). One concept that has been prevalent throughout this...

I Want Change

Yesterday (December 6) was the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  It was 23 years ago on that day that a man walked into l’Ecole...

Walking a Mile in Her Shoes

Men in heels – leopard print, bright pink, shiny red – is a rare sight in Churchill Square on workday. On Tuesday, September 11 hundreds of brave men in heels gathered...

B.C. Man Charged with Human Trafficking

 Reza Moazami, 28, is the first British Columbian to be charged with trafficking minors for sex. Moazami is facing 36 criminal counts for trafficking girls (many of them...

Yahoo's Hail 'Mary' Pass

Since announcing Marissa Mayer’s appointment to Yahoo as CEO, several media themes are emerging.  A few ask why predominantly more women are selected for doomed...

The Gift of Grace

Last night, CTV's Alberta Primetime presented a short piece on the film and philanthropic work of Meagan Kelly, 2012 Women of Distinction Nominee for Arts, Culture and...

Statscan release on Family Violence

Statscan has just released a summary of family violence in Canada for 2010, highlighting 25% of all violent crime happens within the family.  According to Statscan, children...

Human Trafficking

While we’re celebrating the launch of the new brand, it is the perfect time to mention that the YW Advocacy team (board committee + staff) in its first year, is undertaking...

Women at the Helm

Albertans went to the polls for a general election earlier this week.  Much will be written about the tone of the campaign and the issues.  It was by Alberta standards...